Collection: Martinsville

"Martinsville is situated in the northern part of Clark township on the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern railroad about midway between New Vienna and Blanchester This village was laid out and platted by John Wright William Nixon and James Moon proprietors on September 23 1816. It was part of the David Bradford survey No 2,391.

The first election for this township was held in John Wright's store in Martinsville In the year 1806. John Wright of North Carolina settled upon land from which the larger part of the present site of Martinsville was taken buying the land at two dollars per acre. Mr Wright was mainly instrumental in the laying out of the village and erected the first house within the present limits."

Source: The History Of Clinton County. W. H. BEERS & CO. 1882.