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Greenwich, Ohio, USA - Big Four Depot

A post office called Greenwich was established in 1828 and the municipality was incorporated as a village in 1879. The village name comes from Greenwich Township, which is named after the town of Greenwich, Connecticut.

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1895 - Greenwich Station
Greenwich Station, a post-village of Huron co, O, in Greenwich township, on the Cleveland, Columbus & Indianapolis Railroad, 55 miles W.S.W. of Cleveland. It has 2 churches, a bank, a newspaper office, and a planing-mill.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1927 - BLAST CLAIMS FIRE ON OHIO FARM. GASOLINE CAN EXPLODES IN FARM KITCHEN. MOTHER, THREE DAUGHTERS AND GRANDSON DIE FROM BURNS. SHE USED WRONG CAN. HOUSEWIFE MISTAKES GASOLINE CAN FOR KEROSENE IN BUILDING FIRE.
Norwalk, Aug. 25. - (AP) - Five persons are dead here today as a result of an explosion at a farm house near Greenwich in southern Huron County last night, caused by gasoline which was poured by mistake on a cookstove fire.

The victims were:
MRS. MAY HICKS, 35 years old.
DIVA HICKS, 3 years old, daughter.
MARY HICKS, 8 years old, daughter.
MRS. ROBERT POOL, 18 years old, married daughter.
MRS. POOL'S 6 months old son.
HOMER HICKS, husband of MRS. MAY HICKS, was seriously burned.

The family, was congregated in the kitchen when MRS. HICKS, mistaking a can of gasoline for kerosene dashed it on the fire. The room was enveloped in a flash of flame.

DIVA HICKS was killed almost instantly.

The other members of the family were taken by neighbors to a hospital where they died early today.

The farm house was only slightly damaged.

HICKS, although severely burned, succeeded in dragging the other members of the family from the room. Neighbors, summoned by the fire, found... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Greenwich:
Greenwich Historical Society:

Start your exploration of Greenwich by delving into its history. The Historical Society showcases the town's past through exhibits, artifacts, and guided tours. It's a great way to get a sense of the community's roots.

Maple Grove Cemetery:

Pay your respects to the past by strolling through Maple Grove Cemetery. Many local pioneers and historical figures are laid to rest here. The peaceful ambiance and historic gravestones make for a reflective visit.

Greenwich Reservoir:

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Greenwich Reservoir. Perfect for fishing, boating, or simply relaxing by the water, it's a scenic spot to connect with nature. Don't forget to pack a picnic and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Bicycle Trails:

Bring your bike and explore the local trails around Greenwich. Whether you're a serious cyclist or just enjoy a leisurely ride, the quiet roads and scenic countryside make for an enjoyable biking experience.

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