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Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society  © 2018     


YEAR  MONTH                                             EVENT

1833                                 Post Office in Reynoldsburg established. James C. Reynolds, first Postmaster, 1833-1840-1842-1846.

1833                                 Log school built on James Crawford's land.

1834                                 Henry Johnson's Addition to Town of Reynoldsburg.

1835   summer/fall         American Anti-Slavery Society's aggressive propaganda campaign.

1835                                 Emmanuel Rhoads built a tavern on Main Street

1835                                 Methodist Church formed as a Bible class. Mr. Lee, leader.

1836                                 Methodists erected a frame church building on grounds of present Middle School.

1836   August 6              Reynoldsburg Presbyterian Church organized.

1836                                 December 20 James C. Reynolds and Minerva H. Herrick married.

1837-1838                       Nationwide depression, great speculation in land.

1838   May 26                 No. 5 School (Fancher School) constructed.

1839   March 16              Village incorporated as Reynoldsburg.

1840   fall                         First borough election in Reynoldsburg.

                                          First Mayor: Abraham Johnston. 

                                          First Recorder: David K. Wood. 

                                          First Marshal: Silas Howard.

1840                                 Presbyterians built their first church building.

1840   February 22        Whig Convention began in Columbus.

1840   December 7         James C. Reynolds sworn in as Representative to Ohio General Assembly.

1840                                 James C. Reynolds built a steam mill on Blacklick Creek.

1843 or 1846                   Baptists built their first church.

1845                                 Log schoolhouse east of Baptist Church replaced by frame structure.

1848   July 22                 Universalist Church formed.

1849                                 Hibernia Post Office established. William F. Armstrong, Postmaster.

1850                                 Society of Powell's Chapel founded at Brice.

1854   Mon. Jan. 30       James C. Reynolds died at Carroll.

1857                                 Hibernia Post Office discontinued.

1858                                 Two story brick school built on northwest corner of Jackson and Broadwyn.

1860 or 1861                  Baptist Church torn down and a new one built.

1861                                 Presbyterian Church burned; rebuilt this year.

1861   July 1                    Joseph Ashton bought the first reaper ever seen in this locality.

1862                                 United Presbyterian Church built in Reynoldsburg.

1862   March 5               Reynoldsburg Masonic Lodge #340 instituted.

1863   January 5            Church of Christ at Reynoldsburg organized.

1867                                 Four school districts united and a graded school established.

1867                                 Lucinda McEwen bought the Lower Tavern.

1868                                 Reynoldsburg Union Academy begun.

1868                                 Professor Darlington J. Snyder came to Reynoldsburg.

1868                                 First public high school in Franklin County established at Reynoldsburg Union Academy.

1868                                 Literary Society organized.

1869   June 1                   Truro Lodge #411, International Order of Odd Fellows, instituted.

1870                                 Alexander W. Livingston introduced the Paragon tomato, the world's first stable variety.

1870                                 Campbellite (Church of Christ) built.

1871   spring                   First class of graduates from Reynoldsburg Union Academy.

1871                                 Methodist Church built on Main Street.

1872   April 1                  Firm of E.S. Osborn established; now Connell Hardware.

1874   November           The Reynoldsburg Debate at the Campbellite Church.

1874                                 Sunday School organized at Presbyterian Church.

1883                                 Nathaniel N. Mason built the Mason Block, brick building at South Lancaster and Main Street.

1883   March 3               Joseph B. Powell's plat for Brice was registered at Franklin County Court House.

1884                                 Sidewalks constructed along Broad Street (Broadwyn), Jackson Avenue and Graham Road.

1887                                 Daniel Noe Post of Grand Army of The Republic organized; Nathaniel N. Mason, first Commander.

n.d.                                   Women's Relief Corps (G.A.R.) founded by Mattie Lear.