Village of Mount Gilead
began in the village of Mount Gilead in 1817 when it was listed
under the name of Whetsom, although it was generally called Youngstown.
The State Legislature changed the name to Mount Gilead in 1832;
in 1839, the village became incorporated.
When Morrow County was formed in 1848
from sections of Richland, Knox, Marion and Delaware Counties,
Mount Gilead became the county seat after a hard struggle to
attain this recognition. The population in 1848 was 400 people.
The platting of the village of Mount
Gilead was very diversified in the two public squares were included.
These are still in existence today. One square is known as the
"south square" and is lesser known than the "north
square" which contains a victory shaft in the middle. This
monument was erected in 1919 as a gift from the Federal Government
to Morrow County citizens after World War I for purchasing more
War Bonds per capita than any other county in the United States.
historical facts about Mount Gilead are available by clicking
on the links provided below. If you have a historical web site
that should be part of this list, please submit it at the e-mail
link provided at the bottom of this page.
County, Ohio Genealogical Society
Heritage Pursuit History of Morrow County
The Political Graveyard
Morrow County Antique Tractor & Equipment Association
Morrow County Historical Society on Facebook
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