COMMUNITY 

INFORMATION

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Muhlenberg Township is protected by:

The Pickaway County Sheriff's Office

 

In an emergancy call 911

 

Non emergancy numbers are:

740-474-2176

614-837-5017

Mulhenberg Township Fire protection is provided by:

Harrison Township Fire Department

Call 911 to report a fire. 

Contact the Mulhenberg Township Trustees for any questions, concerns or complaints about your services. 

BLOCK WATCH

Safety experts agree that the best way to deal with crime in the home is to take every step possible to prevent it from happening to you. Every person should know – at the very least – basic yet important crime prevention tips that will keep you and your family more safe and secure.

To join the Muhlenberg Twp. Neighborhood Watch contact the Muhlenberg Trustees for information and for tips to help you protect your property.

HISTORICAL MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP

Historic Muhlenberg Township

Muhlenberg Township of Pickaway County, Ohio was erected from Jackson, Scioto, Darby and Monroe Townships on December 8th 1830. It is the smallest and last township created in the county. Like many newly laid out land areas it takes its name from a person of recognition. Jackson and Monroe being named for Presidents and Scioto and Darby have Indian backgrounds. Scioto is the Indian name for “soft water” and Darby was the name of an Indian Chief of the Shawnee who once roamed these townships. His name was also given to the creek that runs through the township from the northwest to the southeast on its way to contribute to the Scioto River.

Between the Scioto and Miami Rivers, Virginia Military Grants were given to its Revolutionary Soldiers according to their rank. General Peter Muhlenberg owned 1700 acres, Henry Baldwin, 1200 and Henry Massey, 1200. Carter, Copeland, and others had large tracts that were surveyed about 1796. General Muhlenberg was an Episcopal minister. One Sunday he came in his robes and preached a farewell sermon, threw off his robes and was clothed in a colonel uniform of the Continental Army and enlisted a regiment from his congregation. There is no record of his ever seeing Ohio, but the township was named for his youngest son, Francis Muhlenberg who settled on the land. Francis married late in life and left no descendants to pass down the name.

Records show that in 1875, a townhouse was erected on the main street in the village of Darbyville, this being the only town in the township. The first townhouse was built at the cost of $1200 dollars. It contained 2 floors and a basement – the first floor built by the township and corporation, the second jointly by the Good Templars’ and Good Samaritan Grange and the basement housed a two cell jail.

A complete history of the township can be found in the History of Franklin & Pickaway Co. Ohio Published by Williams Bros. 1880 pp. 333-340 found in a public library, or the Genealogy Library at 210 North Court St. in Circleville.

TOWNSHIP ROADWAYS

The following are roads maintained by the Township:

Gulick Road East

Gulick Road West

Cochran Road

Whiteside

Thomas Road

Randle Road

Carpenter Road

Drummond Road

Darby Road

Brooks-Miller Road

The maintenance and repair of township roads is the largest function of most of Ohio's townships today and includes such activities as snow removal and weed control.

The Township Trustees oversee the Township Roads. If you know of any problems or have concerns about the roads, please contact one of the Trustees.

TOWNSHIP HOUSE RENTAL

Contact the Trustees for Rental and More Information

Rental Rules

-All Township property must remain on the premises.

-Adult supervision is required at all times.

-No alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are to be used on any township property at any time.

-No smoking is permitted in the Township Hall.

-Lessee shall leave the premises in as clean a condition as when Lessee arrived.

-Lessee is responsible for damages, accidents, and/or lost items.

-All garbage and trash shall be picked up and taken off the premises including garbage and trash on the grounds.

-Trim and decorations must be removed.

-No Candles or open flames can be used in the Township House.

-Clean up all spills on floors, clean and wash off table, countertops, and chairs.

-Bathroom area must be clean and free of trash.

-All doors and windows are to be locked before vacating the premises and any personal property brought onto the Township premises must be removed.

-All lights and ceiling fans must be turned off.

-If the Township House has not been left in a clean and presentable manner or if there has been damage to the facility or equipment, the security deposit will not be refunded and there may be additional charges levied as a result.

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