Moorefield Township, Clark County Ohio 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The township form of government was brought to America by the Pilgrims in 1620 and was established in the Ohio Territory even before Ohio became a state. Today, as in the early years, this remains the basic unit of local government and currently functions with those powers that are specifically granted and defined by state legislature.

The first known settlers arrived in what is now Moorefield Township in 1799 and were part of a colony of five men, plus wives and children that came from Kentucky and included Simon Kenton. They made their first homes along Urbana Pike which was at that time a cleared path through the forest. Other settlers followed in the early years of the nineteenth century and made their homes throughout the area that would become Moorefield Township, which was officially organized in June, 1818.

 
 
 
 
 
 

This commemorative stone is located in Mumper Cemetery on Morris Road, marking the location of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

This marker is located at Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Mechanicsburg Road.

 
 
 
 

Early businesses in the area were saw mills, grist mills and merchandising, in addition to the main pursuits of agriculture and trapping. In 1881 there were three churches and nine school districts within the township. In each district, classes were held in brick schoolhouses, which were built at a cost of $1600.00 each. During the nineteenth century and into the first half of the twentieth century, the township remained mostly rural in nature and agriculture was the chief support of local families. Historic Crabill Homestead, built in or before 1826, has been rehabilitated and stands on its original location at what is now the grounds of Clarence J. Brown Reservoir. Another historic home, known for many years as the Hunt Home, dating to the early nineteenth century, stands on the lands where Simon Kenton built his log home on Urbana Road.

 
 
 
 
 
 
This plaque marks the location of Simon Kenton’s first home along Urbana Road.
 
 

The brick home known as the “Hunt House” is located along Urbana Road on land that was first settled by Simon Kenton in 1799.

 
 
 
The Crabill Homestead was built in 1826 (possibly earlier) and is located near Clarence J. Brown Reservoir.
 
 
Two events occurred during the middle years of the twentieth century that helped set the course for Moorefield Township as we know it today. The first occurred in the early 1950’s when local developer Edwin Hoppes constructed the first home in the community that would become known as Northridge. Construction of homes occurred at a rapid pace in the 1960’s and continued at a steady rate through the 1970’s and 1980’s and into the 1990’s. Construction continues today as Northridge is now populated by more than 2500 homes and condominiums. The second event was the construction of the International Harvester truck assembly plant. The first truck rolled off the assembly line in 1966 and the facility remains a major presence in our community today. These two historic events have, over the ensuing years, been major factors in the continued growth of population and business pursuits in Moorefield Township. Figures compiled by the 2000 U.S. Census reflected a total population in Moorefield Township of 11,402 persons; that figure is now estimated to be in excess of 12,000. There are now many new homes throughout Moorefield Township as development has spread beyond the Northridge area.
 
 
 
 
 

Another major event occurred in 1974-75 with the construction of Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir and the development of the adjacent Buck Creek State Park. Also during the 1970’s State Route 334 was completed, connecting State Route 4 to U.S. Route 68.

Bearing a commemorative stone dated 1872, the old Township Building served as the seat of township government until a new Township Office/Fire Station was construction in 2000. Moorefield Township Fire Department was founded in 1950. The Department was housed at the Township Building in New Moorefield, with additional equipment housed at a station built in Northridge in the early 1960’s. Moorefield Township Fire Department was consolidated in one location when the new station was opened on Moorefield Road in 2000.

 
 
 
 
The fire station on Ridgewood Road, East served Moorefield Township from the mid-1960’s until 2000.
 
 
 
 
 
Old Metro unit
 
 
First medic unit
 
 
Refurbished “Telesquirt” fire truck
 
 
Some residents who have served Moorefield Township as elected officials in the past are listed below.
 
 
 
1933
Trustee C.J. Spahr
Trustee James W. Roberts
Trustee Harry Nicklin
Clerk James McClintock
1935
Trustee C.J. Spahr
Trustee James W. Roberts
Trustee Harry Nicklin
Clerk James McClintock
1937
Trustee James W. Roberts
Trustee Harry Nicklin
Trustee C.J. Spahr
Clerk James McClintock
1939
Trustee Roy Greiner
Trustee Harry Nicklin
Trustee C.J. Spahr
Clerk Willard Phleger
1941
Trustee Roy Greiner
Trustee Harry Nicklin
Trustee C.J. Spahr
Clerk Willard Phleger
1943
Trustee Roy Greiner
Trustee Harry Nicklin
Trustee C.J. Spahr
Clerk Willard Phleger
1945
Trustee Roy Greiner
Trustee Harry Nicklin
Trustee C.J. Spahr
Clerk Willard Phleger
1947
Trustee Roy Greiner
Trustee Harry Nicklin
Trustee C.J. Spahr
Clerk Willard Phleger
1949
Trustee Roy Greiner
Trustee Harry Nicklin
Trustee Harry Ellsworth
Clerk Willard Phleger
1951
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Harry Nicklin
Trustee Harry Ellsworth
Clerk Russell Kile
1953
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Harry Nicklin
Trustee Harry Ellsworth
Clerk Russell Kile
1955
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Harry Nicklin
Trustee Harry Ellsworth
Clerk Phyllis Greene
1957
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee J.R. McLendon
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Phyllis Greene
1957
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee J.R. McLendon
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Phyllis Greene
1959
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee J.R. McLendon
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Charles Baldwin
1961
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Elder Loney
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Charles Baldwin
1963
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Elder Loney
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Charles Baldwin
1965
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Elder Loney
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Charles Baldwin
1967
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Elder Loney
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Charles Baldwin
1969
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Elder Loney
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Charles Baldwin
1971
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Elder Loney
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Charles Baldwin
1973
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Elder Loney
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Charles Baldwin
1975
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Elder Loney
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk David Arthur
1977
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Steve Hopkins
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk David Arthur
1979
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Steve Hopkins
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Gayle Arthur
1981
Trustee Fred Weber
Trustee Steve Hopkins
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Gayle Arthur
1983
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Steve Hopkins
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Gayle Arthur
1985
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Steve Hopkins
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Gayle Arthur
1987
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Steve Hopkins
Trustee Carl Stoll
Clerk Gayle Arthur
1989
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Steve Hopkins
Trustee Jack McKee
Clerk Gayle Arthur
1991
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Steve Hopkins
Trustee Jack McKee
Clerk Gayle Arthur
1993
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Steve Hopkins
Trustee Jack McKee
Clerk Gayle Arthur
1995
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Steve Hopkins
Trustee Jack McKee
Clerk Gayle Arthur
1997
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Steve Hopkins
Trustee Jack McKee
Clerk Gayle Kuhbander
1999
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Steve Hopkins
Trustee Jack McKee
Clerk Gayle Kuhbander
2001
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Joseph Mosier
Trustee Jack McKee
Clerk Gayle Kuhbander
2003
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Joseph Mosier
Trustee Jack McKee
Clerk Janet Dyer
2005
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Joseph Mosier
Trustee Jack McKee
Clerk Janet Dyer
2007
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Joseph Mosier
Trustee Jack McKee
Fiscal Officer Janet Dyer
2009
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Joseph Mosier
Trustee Jack McKee
Fiscal Officer Janet Dyer
2011
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Joseph Mosier
Trustee Jack McKee
Fiscal Officer Janet Dyer
2013
Trustee Robert Mounts
Trustee Joseph Mosier
Trustee Jack McKee
Fiscal Officer Janet Dyer
2015
Trustee Jack McKee
Trustee Daren Cotter
Trustee Joe Mosier
Fiscal Officer Janet Dyer
2017
Trustee Jack McKee
Trustee Daren Cotter
Trustee Joe Mosier
Fiscal Officer Janet Dyer
2019
Trustee Jack McKee
Trustee Daren Cotter
Trustee Joe Mosier
Fiscal Officer Janet Dyer
 
 
 
 
 

1616 Moorefield Road | Springfield, Ohio 45503
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