Monroe County

May 26th, 2010

Welcome  Monroe County Homeowners!

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 Monroe County

Founded:   January 29, 1813

Area: 455.54 sq mi

Named for: James Monroe (1758-1831), Secretary of State when the county was organized

County Seat: Woodsfield

Monroe County Profile (from Ohio.gov)      

Monroe County Official Site

Fun Fact: Swiss immigrants to the area played a major role in establishing Monroe County. According to its official government website, the county’s motto might be “Ohio’s Rising Star,” but many folks also refer to it as the “Switzerland of Ohio.”

Fun Fact’s can be found  in Alicia Adams and Lisa Wojina’s Bathroom Book of Ohio Trivia; Weird, Wacky, and Wild.

Miami County

May 25th, 2010

Welcome  Miami County Homeowners!

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Miami County

Founded:   March 1, 1807

Area: 407.04 sq mi

Named for: Miami Indians

County Seat: Troy

Miami County Profile (from Ohio.gov)      

Miami County Official Site

Fun Fact: Althought a primarily rural area, Miami County saw a population increase of about 6.1 percent between 1990-2000.

Fun Fact’s can be found  in Alicia Adams and Lisa Wojina’s Bathroom Book of Ohio Trivia; Weird, Wacky, and Wild.

Plain City Heritage Days

May 25th, 2010

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The cast and crew of Buckeye Appraisal Service made their way out to the Plain City Heritage days. This new event was jointly produced by the Plain City Heritage Group (PCHG) and Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO), and took place Saturday, May 22nd from 9am-4pm. Vendors like Beachy Barns, Miller’s Furniture, Der Dutchman Restaurant, Dutch Kitchen, The Cheese House, Carlisle Gifts, and Yutzy’s Farm Market – and several others – came out to celebrate this inaugural festival. There was even an appearance by the OSU Buckeyeman (pictured with our very own Joe Vowell).

The schedule boasted a variety of events over two locations. There were two different barn raisings, storytelling,  horse-drawn wagon rides, furniture building, basket weaving, live music, face painting,  a petting zoo, and samples of wares from many local restaurants and businesses. For the detailed schedule, click here.

Our little group started out at Der Dutchman for breakfast before wandering through the festival. Our office manager Kristen is still new to the Columbus area and had never been to Plain City. She left the festival with a bag of kettle corn, a camera full of pictures, and a week’s worth of goodies from Yutzy’s farm market. We had to convince her to leave behind the pony….

We had a wonderful time in the village of  Plain City, and encourage you to explore the town. Despite its rural appearance, it is only 15 minutes from Marysville and 10 minutes from Dublin. (For those not familiar with the area, it is about 20 miles northwest of Columbus).  For more information, browse the Plain City site, the Plain City Library site, or the Plain City Historical Society site.

Mercer County

May 24th, 2010

Welcome Mercer County Homeowners!

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 Mercer County

Founded:   April 1, 1820

Area: 463.27 sq mi

Named for: General Hugh Mercer (1726-1777), a Revolutionary War officer

County Seat: Celina

Mercer County Profile (from Ohio.gov)      

Mercer County Official Site

Fun Fact: Agriculture is the primary industry in Mercer County; it leads the state in hog production and is second in corn production.

Fun Fact’s can be found  in Alicia Adams and Lisa Wojina’s Bathroom Book of Ohio Trivia; Weird, Wacky, and Wild.

Meigs County

May 23rd, 2010

Welcome  Meigs County Homeowners!

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Meigs County

Founded:   April 1, 1819

Area: 463.27 sq mi

Named for: Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr. (1764-1825), Governor of Ohio and Postmaster General at the time the county was organized

County Seat: Pomeroy

Meigs County Profile (from Ohio.gov)      

Meigs County Official Site

Fun Fact: Less than one percent of Meigs County’s 429 square miles consists of urban areas. Less than one percent – 0.68 percent, actually – of this area is made up of water.

Fun Fact’s can be found  in Alicia Adams and Lisa Wojina’s Bathroom Book of Ohio Trivia; Weird, Wacky, and Wild.

Medina County

May 22nd, 2010

Welcome  Medina County Homeowners!

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 Medina County

Founded:   February 18, 1812

Area: 421.55 sq mi

Named for: Medina, capital of the Al Madinah Province in western Saudi Arabia

County Seat: Medina

Medina County Profile (from Ohio.gov)      

Medina County Official Site

Fun Fact:  With most communities anchored by a town square surrounded by “authentic Victorian buildings,” the visitor’s bureau in Medina County boasts “some of the most beautiful historic architecture” in the state.

Fun Fact’s can be found  in Alicia Adams and Lisa Wojina’s Bathroom Book of Ohio Trivia; Weird, Wacky, and Wild.

Marion County

May 21st, 2010

Welcome Marion County Homeowners!

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 Marion County

Founded:   April 1, 1820

Area: 403.84 sq mi

Named for: General Francis Marion (1732-1795), lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army and later brigadier general in the American Revolutionary War.

County Seat: Marion

Marion County Profile (from Ohio.gov)      

Marion County Official Site

Marion County Visitor’s Bureau

Fun Fact: Marion, Ohio considers itself “The Popcorn Capital of the world.” With over a quarter of a million visitors each year, the Marion Popcorn Festival is the biggest celebration of its kind in the world.

Fun Fact’s can be found  in Alicia Adams and Lisa Wojina’s Bathroom Book of Ohio Trivia; Weird, Wacky, and Wild.

Mahoning County

May 20th, 2010

Welcome Mahoning County Homeowners!

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Mahoning County

Founded:   March 1, 1846

Area: 415.25 Sq. mi.

Named for: Mahoning River, a Native American word meaning “at the licks”

County Seat: Youngstown

Mahoning County Profile (from Ohio.gov)      

Mahoning County Official Site

Fun Fact: Demographically speaking, women rule the roost in Mahoning County. According to the 2000 Census, there were “91.40 males for every 100 females.”

Fun Fact’s can be found  in Alicia Adams and Lisa Wojina’s Bathroom Book of Ohio Trivia; Weird, Wacky, and Wild.

Madison County

May 19th, 2010

Welcome Madison  County Homeowners!

From Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center to the Jonathan Alder Cabin, Madison County is a lush, agriculturally important area. It is ’4th in both soybean and corn production in Ohio, and annually in September the Ohio State University hosts the Farm Science Review, one of the largest farm exhibitions in the world, at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.’  Madison County Attractions include Madison Lake State Park, the Red Brick Tavern, Rails to Trails,  and the State and National Scenic River.’ – from the Madison County Official Site.

 

  Madison county

State map highlighting Madison CountyFounded: *February 16, 1810

Area: 465.44 sq. mi.

Named for: President James Madison (1751-1836)                          

County Seat: London, OH (check out their historic downtown!)

Madison County Profile (from Ohio.gov)      

Madison County Official Site

Madison County Chamber of Commerce  (great for visitor information!)

Fun Fact: 88% of the land making up Madison County is made up of farms. The county’s prolific soybean and corn production is fourth highest in the state.

People of note from Madison County:

Major Employers :  Battelle Memorial Institute, Kikuchi Metal et al/Jefferson Industries, London City Bd of Ed, Madison County Hospital, Nissen Chemitec/London Industries, Showa Demko KK/Showa Aluminum Cor, Stanley Electric U S Co Inc, Staples Inc, State of Ohio, Target Corp

Cities: London

Villages: Midway, Mount Sterling, Plain City, South Solon, West Jefferson

Townships: Canaan, Darby, Deer Creek, Fairfield, Jefferson, Monroe, Oak Run, Paint, Pike, Pleasant, Range, Somerford, Stokes, Union

Census-designated places: Choctaw Lake

Other communities: Amity, Big Plain, Chenoweth, Chrisman, Florence, Gillivan, Kileville, Kiousville, Lafayette, Lilly Chapel, McClimansville, Newport, Plumwood, Range, Resaca, Rosedale, Rupert, Summerford, Tradersville, Wrightsville

 * Alternative sources date establisment to March 1, 1810

Lorain County

May 17th, 2010

Welcome Lorain County Homeowners!

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Lorain County

Founded:   December 26, 1822

Area: 492.50 Sq. mi.

Named for: Province of Lorraine, France

County Seat: Elyria

Lorain County Profile (from Ohio.gov)      

Lorain County Official Site

Fun Fact: Lorain County is quite likely the land – or rather water – of my heart. Covering a total area of 923 square miles, 46.64% or 431 square miles of it is water.

Fun Fact’s can be found  in Alicia Adams and Lisa Wojina’s Bathroom Book of Ohio Trivia; Weird, Wacky, and Wild.