Local history

World

1720 Last black plaque in Europe

1720 - 1725

1728 Civil war in India

1728 - 1733

1757 British East India Co controls India

1757 - 1858

c 1860 Steam engine is perfected. Industrial Revolution begins in England.

1760 - 1780

1753 Discovery that citrus fruit cures scurvy

1763

1789 French Revolution begins

1789 - 1795

1790s European countries begin to abolish slavery

1791 - 1800

America

1732 Poor Richards Almanac published

1732

1741 Slaves set many fires in Manhattan, NY

1741

1754 French and Indian War, fought by British to protect colonists

1754 - 1763

1764 Multiple tribal raids against colonists

1764 - 1767

1766 Parliament's Stamp Act, to pay for the French and Indian War

1766

1775 American Revolutionary War 1783

1775 - 1783

1776 - Declaration of Independence endorsed

1776

1787 Northwest Territory formed

1787

1789 US Constitution signed

1789

1796 US Military District set lands aside for soliders

1796

all of Knox County is with US Military District

1812 War of 1812 fought against the British and Indians

1812 - 1814

1914 World War I 1918

1914 - 1918

1939 World War II 1945

1939 - 1945

1969 Moon landing

1969

State

Woodland Indians in Ohio Country

1725 - 1815

1788 Marietta first permanent settlement in Ohio lands.

1788

1795 Greenville Treaty

1796

1800 Chillicothe becomes capitol of the Northwest Territory

1800

1803 Ohio Becomes a State

March 1, 1803 - 2015

1815 Ohio looking for a more central location for the capitol

1815

1816 Columbus becomes state capitol

1816

1827 Ohio to Erie Canal opens

1827

1830 State gives funding to townships for schools

1830

1835 State creates township school boards

1835

1902 4H founded

1902

Knox County/Townships

1799 First white settler in Knox County lands, Andy Craig

1799

1800 Fairfield County formed, including land that would become Knox County

1800

1808 Knox County founded

1808

1810 Harvey Jones, innkeeper, suggests Centerburg for the state capitol

1810

1812 formation of Chester Township, Knox County

1812

1817 formation of Bloomfield Township, Knox County

1817

1818 formation of Hilliar Township, Knox County

1818

1823 formation of Franklin Township, Knox County

1823

1823 formation of Milford Township, Knox Co.

1823

1825 formation of Liberty Township, Knox County

1825

1826 Kenyon College founded

1826

1834 Centerburg recorded at the county seat

1834

1835 Cooper Company 1995

1835 - 1995

1848 Townships taken from Knox, Delaware, Marion, Richland to form Morrow County

1848

1869 William Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patented chewing gum.

1869

1874 CA&C RR opens in Knox County 1981

1874 - 1981

1880 T&OC RR , Centerburg 1976

1880 - 1976

1880 Mount Vernon Bridge Co. 1960

1880 - 1960

1883 Centerburg builds first high school

1883

1909 The Little Sandy Oil and Gas Company starts

1909

1924 Alpha Club forms Ceneterburg Public Library

1924

1924 Community Week 1979

1924 - 1979

1936 Park Hotel razed to make way for a filing station

1936

1945 Centerburg Memorial Park dedicated

1945

1948 Centerburg's first homecoming

1948

1950 Passenger service on the CA&C RR discontinued

1950

1976 TO&C RR abandoned

1976

1981 CA&C RR is abandoned

1981

1992 First Oldtime Farming Festival

1992 - 2015

2000 Library and Masonic Hall fire

2000

2005 CA&C rail bed purchased for recreational trail

2005