Richland Township, located in Fairfield County Ohio.Navigation
RICHLAND TOWNSHIP Fairfield County Trustees richlandtownship.net 1-740-536-7191 Ryan Young Brad Markwood Randy Beyer 9305 Drums Bottom Rd 6405 Pleasantville Rd 6726 Logan-Thornville Rd Thornville, Ohio 43076 Pleasantville, Ohio Rushville, Ohio Lancaster Eagle Gazette 138 W...Read More
Notice: The bridge between Rushville and West Rushville on US Route 22, east of Lancaster about 10 miles, will be closed for replacement beginning January 12, 2015 for a duration of 260 days. This construction will detour traffic traveling on US Route 22, east and west, and...Read More
The Richland Township Board of Trustees, Fairfield County, will hold their regular monthly meeting on the fourth (4) Wednesdays of every month. All meetings will start at 6:00 PM. All meetings are held at the Richland Township Fire House, in Rushville, Ohio. Our January meeting...Read More
Named after the richness and fertility of its soil.
Located on the eastern side of Fairfield County Ohio, Richland Township is the smallest of the 13 townships in the County. Just 24 sections, 4 sections wide (east to west) and 6 sections from north to south, it is named for its fertile soils. Founded in 1805, history tells us that Zane’s Trace passed through Rushville, originally called Clintontown and West Rushville on its way through the early Ohio County. The Trace helped to establish the early farm trade of the township as well as general commerce. With its rich history and beautiful countryside, Richland Township is a great place to discover.
Richland Township was established in January of 1801. It was one of the first townships in Fairfield County. It was named after the richness and fertility of its soil. It was cut down in size in 1817 and land from its eastern border was given to Perry County. Some early settlers of this township were Turner, Stevenson, Ijames, Teal, Geil, James Rowland, Jesse Rowles, and William Wiseman.
Towns and Villages:
Rushville: Laid out by William Turner and established on May 26, 1808. Original name was Clinton Town.
West Rushville: Laid out by John Ijams and established on February 27, 1817.
Baker, Campground-Stevenson, Cloud, Custard-Parret, Drumm, Indian Mound, Kaufman-Valentine, Kennedy, Kerlin-Morrow, New Oakthorpe, Old Oakthorpe, Pleasant Hill, Reid-Stoltz, Roberts, Ruffner, Rushville, Sain, Saum-Winegardner, West Rushville, Woolard.
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