Defiance County

Defiance Co. School Bicentennial Project

The following is a data base that Dianne Kline and I (Mary Williams) have made to help locate the schools in Defiance County. It really is a work in progress for which we need a lot of help on many of the townships. When we began this project, in our ignorance, we though there would be only nine schools in each township logically and chronologically numbered, since there had been a law that said schools should be no further than two miles apart. As it turned out, some townships have had at least 14 schools and not at all logically numbered! In order to help locate the schools in Defiance County, we relied especially on two maps-- 1876 and 1890. After that, we added schools as other knowledgeable persons identified and located them for us. From our initial research of the schools, we discovered that in many cases the names of the same schools changed from one generation to another. Also, apparently as an older school fell into disrepair, a new school might be built across the road or on an opposite corner so that a school's section number might have changed even though it retained the same district name/number. We also have discovered that the district number of the school may have changed throughout the years.

If you have any information or memorabilia/pictures we might copy, please contact either of us at the e-mail addresses below. In addition to the data base, we also have placed folders of individual schools at the Defiance Public Library with copies of information such as memory booklets, or pictures that people have let us copy. -Dianne Kline and Mary Williams, Jan. 2002

Dianne Kline, jck4@bright.net

Mary Williams, marywil@bright.net

TOWNSHIP   SCHOOL NAME  SCHOOL NUMBER   SECTION  LOCATION
Adams 1 12  NW corner at Nagel and Walnut Grove Rds.
Adams Maddock 2 4 SE corner at Nagel and Harper Rds.
Adams 3 7 SE corner at Nagle and Domerville Rds.
Adams 4 19 NE corner at Mekus and Domerville Rds.
Adams 5 22 SE at theSW intersetion of Mekus and Adams Ridge Rds.
Adams 6 14 SE corner of Mekus and Egler Rds.
Adams 7 26 SE corner of Banner  and Egler Rds
Adams Arbor Dale 8 33 On Banner Rd.and 1/4 mi. east of Mosier Rd.
Adams Lehman 9 31 NE corner at Banner and Domerville Rds.
Delaware Shellenbarger 1 11 NE corner of Buckskin and Flickinger Rds.
Delaware Mock 2 4 SW corner of Buckskin and Bend Rds.
Delaware Mason 3 5 1/4 mi. south of Buckskin Rd. on Rt. 18
Delaware Bok 4 26 On Rt. 24 1/4 west of Whetstone Rd.
Delaware ? 5 ?
Delaware Central High 6 15 NW corner at Rt. 18 and Bend Rds.
Delaware Oak Grove 4 24 SW corner at Rt. 18 and Whetstone/Flickinger Rds.
Delaware Gloor/Boff 8 33 On Rt. 24 1/4 mi. east of Gier Rd.
Delaware Shoestring 9? 17 NW corner of Rt. 18 and Lockwood Rd.
Delaware Banner 9? NW
Delaware Coffin 10? 30 SE corner of Rt. 18 and Jericho Rd.
Delaware Moats 4 At the NW intersection of Mud Creek and Bend Rds.
Delaware Collins 19 NE corner of Rt. 18 and Rt. 127
Delaware Sherwood H. S. 19 On Rt. 127 in Sherwood
Defiance 1
Defiance Crumley 2 8 On Rt. 111 just before Singer Rd.
Defiance

Garman          

3 10 NE corner at Walnut Grove and Watson Rds
Defiance 4
Defiance 5
Defiance Foster 6 NE corner at Rt. 66 and Carter Rds.
Defiance Sherry 7 W of Krouse Rd. middle of section
Farmer Ensign 1 1 SW corner of Openlander and Scott Rds.
Farmer Volmer 2 3 On Scott Rd. 1/3 mi. west of  Farmer-Mark Rds.
Farmer Bigelow 3 5 SW corner of Scott and Ridenour Rds.
Farmer Cellar/Scranton 4? 19 NE corner of Rt. 249 and Breininger Rds.
Farmer Brindle 5? 17 W side of  Wonderly Rd. 1/4mi north of Rt. 249
Farmer Farmer Center 5? 16 On Rt. 249 1/4 mi. west of Farmer-Mark Rd.
Farmer Upper Chicasaw 6 13 SW corner of Openlander and Rt. 249
Farmer Case/Glendale 7 35 NE corner of Blosser and Openlander Rds.
Farmer ? ? 35 NW corner of Blosser and Wms. Center-Cecil Rds.
Farmer Oliver/Mudsock 8 28 SE corner of Blosser and Farmer-Mark Rds.
Farmer Lost Creek 4/9? 30 SE corner of Blosser and Breininger Rds.
Hicksville Six Corners 1 1 SW corner of Buckskin and Cicero Rds. in 1876
Hicksville Six Corners 1 14 NE corner of Buckskin and Cicero Rds. in 1890
Hicksville 2 ?
Hicksville Hart 3 7 Corner of Casebeer-Miller & Buckskin Rds.
Hicksville Dutch Street 4 14 SW corner of Rt. 18 and Lake Rds.
Hicksville Rodocker 5 18 SE corner of Rt. 18 and Casebeer-Miller Rds.
Hicksville Hook/ Hickory Grove 6 30 On Rt. 2 1/4 mi. west of Casebeer-Miller Rd.
Hicksville Elm 7 27 SW corner of Jericho and Tim Betts Rds.
Hicksville Jericho 8 25 SW corner of Cicero and Tim Betts Rds.
Hicksville ? 9 23 SW corner of Fountain and Lake Rds.
Hicksville Hicksville H. S. 21 On ______ St. in Hicksville
Highland ? 1 ?
Highland Holtzel 2 19 On Rt. 15 in middle of section 19
Highland Roth/ Ivy Wild 3 23 NE corner of Blanchard and Kinner Rds.
Highland Skiver Wiler/Mix? 4 17 On Dohoney Rd. 1/4 mi. south of Bowman Rd.
Highland Fullmer 5 5 On Watson Rd. 1/4 mi. east of Dohoney Rd.
Highland Highland Center 6 21 NE corner of Blanchard and Highland Center Rds.
Highland Kopp/Maplewood 7 11 NE corner of Watson and Steinmyer Rds.
Highland Mansfield 8 29 SW corner of Mansfield and Schubert Rds.
Highland Hall 9 28 1/4 mi. north of Mansfield Rd. and in middle of section w-e
Highland Skunktown/Fairview 10 35 NE corner of Mansfield and Kinner Rds.
Highland ? ? 17 NW corner of Watson and Fullmer Rds.
Highland ? ? 15 On Bowman Rd. 1/4 mi. east of Hill Rd.
Highland ? ? 1 Intersection of Kinner nad New Bavaria Rds.
Highland ? ? 11 SE corner of Kinner and Bowman Rds.
Highland ? ? 32 On Rt. 15  1/4 mi. s of Mansfield Rd.
Mark John/ John's Rural 1 12 SE corner of Buckskin and Openlander Rds.
Mark Dunson 2 4 NW corner of Buckskin and Farmer-Mark Rds.
Mark Wonderly 3 6 NW corner of Breininger and Buckskin Rds.
Mark Breininger 4? 20 NE corner of Rt. 18 and Wonderly Rds.
Mark Mark Center 5 16 NW corner of Rt. 18 and Farmer-Mark Rds.
Mark Dickey 6 24 SE corner of Rt. 18 and Openlander Rds.
Mark Platter Creek 7 35/36 SE corner of Openlander and Jericho Rds.
Mark Porter 8 33 NE corner of Jericho and Farmer-Mark Rds.
Mark Spindler 9 30 NW corner of Jericho and Breininger Rds.
Mark Shady Corners special 22 SE corner of Fountain and Wms. Center-Cecil Rds.
Milford Tammarack 1 1 SW corner of Cicero and Scott Rds.
Milford Chapman 2
Milford Clarksville 3 5 NE corner of Def.-Wms. Ct. Line and Hicksville-Edg. Rds.
Milford ? 4? 14 SE corner of RT. 249 and Cicero Rds.
Milford Van Immons 5/6? 19 NE corner of Rt. 249 and Casebeer-Miller Rds.
Milford Milford Center 7 21 NE corner of Rt. 249 and Rt. 49
Milford Crary 8 ?
Milford Logan 9 34 NW corner of Arrowsmith and Rt. 49 Rds.
Milford Thompson 10 10 On Kramer Rd. 1/4 mi. east of Rt. 49
Milford ? 11? 25 SW corner of Arrowsmith and Cicero Rds.
Milford ? 12? 29 SW corner of Arrowsmith and Casebeer-Miller Rds.
Milford Hesse Castle
Milford Cicero 35 On Cicero Rd. and cnter of section w-e
Noble Kelly 1 12 On. Rt. 66 i/4 mi. south of Jewell Rd.
Noble Webb 2 9 On Stever Rd. NW corner
Noble ? 3 8 NE corner of Evansport and Buckskin Rds.
Noble Black Sea/Roehrig? 4 18 On Roehrig Rd. 1/4 mi. west of Dowe Rd.
Noble Burg 5 15 On Haller Rd. middle of section
Noble ? 6 20 On Switzer Rd. 1/4 mi. west of Aspacher Rd.
Noble ? ? 1 NE corner of Rt. 66 and Steinberger Rds.
Noble ? ? 14 NE corner of  Rt. 66 and Elliot Rds.
Noble Langdon
Richland Lone Maple 1 12 NW corner of Egler and Jewell Rds.
Richland Jewell 2 10 On Jewell Rd. in Jewell
Richland ? 3 5 SW corner on corner of Jewell and Domersville Rds.
Richland ? 4 13 SW corner of Krouse and Egler Rds.
Richland ? 5? 16 SE corner of Krouse and Independence Rds.
Richland 6? 17-18 On Domersville Rd. midway between Clevenger and Elliot
Richland Dietsch 6/7? 26 On Snyder Rd. midway betweenRt. 281 and Stanley
Richland Hahn 8 28 On Fruit Ridge Rd. midway between Rt. 281 and Stanley
Richland Baker 9 32 NW corner of Stanley and Dohoney Rds.
Richland Cheney 19 On Domersville 1/4 mi. north of Rt. 281
Richland Wirth 7? 27 SE - corner of Stanley and Harris Rds.
Richland Gackael
Richland Hohenberger 7 26 On Stanley Rd. 1/4mi. east of Harris Rd.
Tiffin Hockman 1 11 SW - Corner of Rt. 66 and Nagel Rd.
Tiffin Evansport/Garber 10/2 10 Corner of Rethmel Rd. & Evansport Rd.
Tiffin Moved to  Rt. 66 and Nagel Rd 1 3 SE - Corner of Nagel and Christy Rds.
Tiffin Spangler 3 8 SE - Corner of Scott and Trinity Rds.
Tiffin Oak Grove/Figley 4 19 NE - On Trinity Rd. just south of Russell Rd.
Tiffin Craine 5 15 NE - Corner of Stever and Schultz Rds.
Tiffin Kellermeier 6 23 SW - Corner of Christy Rd. and Rt. 66
Tiffin Banner 7 25 NE - Corner of Rt. 66 and Banner Rds.
Tiffin Gurwell was on Banner School Rd between Stever and Christy 8 27 NE - Corner of Banner and Stever Rds.
Tiffin Kibble 9 32 SE - Corner of Blosser and Trinity Rds.
Tiffin Evansport - two story building 2

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Main Street in Evansport
Tiffin ? 20 SE - corner of Kammeyer and Evansport Rds.
Tiffin ? - Possibly No. 8 moved in 1880 34 to 27 On Banner School- midway between Christy and Stever
Washington Pollywog 1 2 SE- corner of Scott and Flickinger Rds.
Washington Rider 2 4 SE - corner of Scott and Bend Rds.
Washington ? 3 6 SE - corner of Scott and Struble Rds.
Washington Chicasaw 4 18 SE - corner of Rt. 249 and Struble Rds.
Washington ? 5 21 Corner of Rt. 15 and Rt. 249
Washington Chicasaw 6 14 SE - corner of Bostater and Flickinger Rds.
Washington Ball 7 35 NE - corner of Flickinger and Blosser Rds.
Washington Maple Grove/Row 8 27 SW - corner of Blosser and Bend Rds.
Washington Pleasant View/Point 9 29 SW - corner of Blosser and Rt. 127
Washington Ney H. S./Sandhill/ Georgetown 22 NW - corner of Rt. 15 and Bend Rds.

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