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Chickasaw

Chickasaw

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.

HISTORY

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

MEETINGS

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

CHICKASAW VILLAGE COUNCIL MEMBERS
Doug Huelsman, Mayor 419-925-5156
Joe Schmackers, President 419-925-0901
Nancy C. Bohman, Clerk 419-925-4580
Shawn Birt, Member 419-268-2151
Dick Thobe, Member 419-925-4317
Ben Kramer, Member 419-584-8520
CHICKASAW VILLAGE BOARD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS (BPA)
Al Lochtefeld 419-925-4231
Jim Moorman 419-925-6106
Vern Brodbeck 419-925-1263

MAP OF CHICKASAW