We have accumulated a lot of
interesting information on the area and the people of Hicksville.
This site contains some
history of Hicksville, Ohio, that I have found from different sources.
Most information came through the Hicksville Historical Society from a
1975 Hicksville Centennial project which was researched and written by
two Defiance College Sophomores as a history project.
Thanks to Jim Battershell, Jr. and
Leesa Kemerer for all their hard work and interest in the history of
Hicksville and to the many others who helped them with their research
and to The Hicksville News Tribune staff for publishing it so we
can all have access to our early years in this area.
The history section Of Hicksville-Ohio.com
starts with Pre-History, when the land was forming and the glacieral
era. To get a feel for why Ohio and this area is what it is today, it
helps to know how the land become so rich for farming.
The Pre-History section talks about the
original inhabitants, the Indians, the French control of
Ohio, the French & Indian War, the American Revolution
and takes the area history up to the 1800's.
The Ohio section covers more recent
history. Ohio becoming a state and joining the Union. The Civil War up
and up to recent times. You will find in these sections information about
many people and events that left an impact on Hicksville,
the area and the United
The third section is about
the local Hicksville history. People and events that formed