Tiny towns | The Columbus Dispatch

Tiny towns | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 12 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 21, 2011, titled Tiny towns | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Todd Jacomet, left, in Brice with Drs. Ken Brush, center, and Chris Kitsmiller as they examine Gracie, a boxer More photos West Rushville Village Councilman John Shaw with his wife, Sue, and the motorcycle he rides around town Jeff Hinckley DISPATCH photos Charles "Bob" Baird, clerk-treasurer of the village council of Gratiot, on a vintage Ford ...

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Dazed and cornfused

Columbus, OH

#1 May 21, 2011
That guy, John Shaw, should not be water boarding people in West Rushville~!
I have never been sewer boarded there though.
Monkeyboy

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 May 21, 2011
I made the trek to Ostrander for a fried bologna sandwich. Yum!

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#3 May 21, 2011
It would be great to hear about some of the communities around here that never made it to "town" status.
How about Noe and Bixby? Never heard of them? They're out here, right on Noe-Bixby road. They have a history and still influence their neighbors.
I'm getting tired of hearing about some of the core inner-city neighborhoods over and over again, while the fringe of Columbus and its suburbs is continuing to be ignored.
a cigar is just a cigar

Columbus, OH

#4 May 21, 2011
FreeloaderFred wrote:
It would be great to hear about some of the communities around here that never made it to "town" status.
How about Noe and Bixby? Never heard of them? They're out here, right on Noe-Bixby road. They have a history and still influence their neighbors.
I'm getting tired of hearing about some of the core inner-city neighborhoods over and over again, while the fringe of Columbus and its suburbs is continuing to be ignored.
whaaaaaaaaaa!
Clint

Cincinnati, OH

#5 May 21, 2011
Agree .... The small towns through out Ohio helped form our Country and many ,many soldiers from these small towns preserved our freedom . Today , These small towns need help with quality drinking water , sewage and Police Depts ..... It's about time The State of Ohio and the Federal Government steps up and aids these small communities . Too much money going to CEO's and Corporations and overseas expenditures ..... It's time for a change , a good change for America .
Spooktackular

United States

#6 May 21, 2011
Monkeyboy wrote:
I made the trek to Ostrander for a fried bologna sandwich. Yum!
Was it garlic Bologna thick slice fried to a crisp coating with onion and hot mustard?
Sterling Silver

Columbus, OH

#7 May 21, 2011
Then there's were Munk's Corner, Mudsock, Robtown, Amity, Knockemstiff, Shadeville, Derby, Pleasant Corners, Era, all existing or used to exist. I guess they were trying for a representative sampling, but there are lots of little burgs in central Ohio.

Smallest named place I was ever in was Natrona, Wyoming. In 1991 it had 5 people.
Section 126

Columbus, OH

#8 May 21, 2011
This article provided several fun day trips for the future. D&K I'm coming for that hug.
Reader

Columbus, OH

#9 May 21, 2011
Left out Sugar Grove, home of Shelly Graff, the first female Drum Major for OSU.

Too big?
Paid Customer Enzyte Bob

Chicago, IL

#10 May 21, 2011
FreeloaderFred wrote:
It would be great to hear about some of the communities around here that never made it to "town" status.
How about Noe and Bixby? Never heard of them? They're out here, right on Noe-Bixby road. They have a history and still influence their neighbors.
I'm getting tired of hearing about some of the core inner-city neighborhoods over and over again, while the fringe of Columbus and its suburbs is continuing to be ignored.
Nor should we forget about Edwards Station.

In the 1820ís, most of the South Alum Creek planning area around Williams and Alum Creek was owned and occupied by a Pennsylvania settler named John J. Edwards, his wife Martha, daughters Hattie and Junsis, and sons John, Charlie, Frank, and Robert. The 1820 Census shows that the Edwards Family was very wealthy for the times, amassing a net worth of $50,000 (about $2.7 million in todayís dollars).

John G. Edwards was quite the entrepreneur in his time. He worked for years to establish a Post Office at what he named "Edwards Station". In 1883 it happened and "Edwards Station" was officially and literally put on the map of Franklin County. Soon after that date, the Hocking Valley Railroad also opened a station. John G. served as Postmaster, was later succeeded by his son John W., and finally by Levi S. Johnson. It would have appeared that "Edwards Station" was well on its way. John G. built houses he hoped to sell to people wanting to move and set up businesses at the new railroad line that linked Columbus, Groveport, and the canals of Winchester. By 1895, however, the Post Office closed and Iím sure the train station followed.

Not much happened to "Edwards Station" after that except farming and dreams of what might have been and "what ifís". Maybe if "Edwards Station" had taken off I would be writing this about the unknown Groveport, Canal Winchester, Obetz, or even Columbus. It was still shown on maps occasionally until 1975. The Groveport School District built a school building in the 1920ís that still stands today and was known as Edwards Station School.
jonesy

South Charleston, OH

#11 May 21, 2011
Any place that has a population of 114 and its own police force is a speed trap by definition.
Paid Customer Enzyte Bob

Seychelles

#12 May 21, 2011
jonesy wrote:
Any place that has a population of 114 and its own police force is a speed trap by definition.
Nah, that rumor's been going around since Officer Pete was sitting along Brice Rd. in his 1970 Chevrolet Impala patrol car. Brice is not a speed trap.

P.S. Dr. Ken Brush gets Enzyte Bob's seal of approval. He used to work for the Human Society and he is an excellent vet!

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