General Information

MEETINGS

Location:

Muhlenberg Township House

16661 Main Street in Darbyville

Please note that mail is not delivered to this address and will not be forwarded.

Date and Time: First Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Mailing Address:

16905 London Road

(Main St. Darbyville)

Williamsport, OH 43164

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TOWNSHIP Trustees
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Ronald Clifton

Phone: 740-474-7907

Email: ronald.l.clifton@gmail.com

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Stan Summers

Phone: 740-412-9009

Email: summerspickaway@gmail.com

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Jeff Wippel

Phone: 740-404-1140

Email: wippel.jeff@gmail.com

Fiscal Officer

Kathleen "Cassie" Yarsky

16905 London Road

Williamsport, OH 43160

Phone: 614-579-7358

Email: Muhlenbergtwp@yahoo.com

TOWNSHIP ROADWAYS

Muhlenberg Township is responsible for maintaining the following roads:

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 snow removal, ditch maintenance, mowing, weed control and signage.

 

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

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Muhlenberg Township is protected by:

The Pickaway County Sheriff's Office

In an emergency call 911

Non emergency numbers are:

740-474-2176

614-837-5017

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Muhlenberg Township Fire protection is provided by:

Harrison Township Fire Department

Call 911 to report a fire

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

TOWNSHIP HISTORY

​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.