The village of Chickasaw is located in the northern part of the Marion Township in Mercer County. It is in the Marion Local School District.
Chickasaw took its name from the "Big" and "Little" Chickasaw Indians who lived in the area. The village was laid out and surveyed July 27, 1838 by John Nutter and James Brooks. It was incorporated in 1890.
The first settlers came from England and Ireland. In the 1840's German Catholic settlers traveled on the Miami and Erie Canal and settled in the area. Many early settlers earned a living by hunting, trapping and cutting timber. Chickasaw was considered a "rough" town with its eight saloons and the first jail in Mercer County.
Located on the east edge of town was an underground railroad stop-over for black slaves before the Civil War. This was their last stop on the underground railroad. When released the next day they were on their own. Many of them stayed and found employment with the farmers of the area.
Chickasaw was an important trade center. In 1880 the Cincinnati-Hamilton and Dayton Railroad was built. The population and economy grew after the coming of the railroad. Among the businesses were a brickyard, hardware store, three hotels, a flour mill, handle company, general store, blacksmith shop, harness shop, wagon factory, monument shop, doctor's office, sawmill, machine shop, grain elevator, train depot, livery stable and a bank.
CHICKASAW COMMUNITY LINKS
Marion Local Schools
Precious Blood Church
Chickasaw Park - East
Chickasaw Park - West
Zahn-Marion Township Library
Chickasaw Fire Department
Chickasaw Community Picnic
VILLAGE CONTACT INFORMATION
Chickasaw Village Council
P.O. Box 14
Chickasaw, Ohio 45826-0014
Village Office – firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Public Affairs – email@example.com
Fiscal Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Village of Chickasaw council meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 pm at the Chickasaw Village Office.
The Chickasaw Village Board of Public Affairs (BPA) meetings are held quarterly at the Village Office.
Chickasaw Village Office
38 West Wayne Street
Chickasaw, OH 45826
|Ben Kramer, Mayor
|Kelly Poeppelman, Fiscal Officer
|Randy Liette, President
|Dustin Thobe, Member
|Jeff Pohl, Member
|Shawn Birt, Member
|Wayne Hein, Member
|Nick Thobe, Member
|Kevin Droesch, Village Works Coordinator
MAP OF CHICKASAW