Auglaize County, Ohio

History and Genealogy

History of Auglaize County

Wagon Roads

Although much labor and expense have been bestowed upon the thoroughfares, they may still be said to be in an infantile condition. Roads are located and opened all over the territory, but gravel is necessary to render them passable at all seasons. The present year is remarkably active in this direction, and in the course of two more years the county will undoubtedly be supplied with many miles of gravel pikes.

At this writing there are three main pikes completed, one leading from Wapakoneta to Belle Centre, Logan County; another from Wapakoneta to the northeast via Uniopolis and Waynestield, while the third leads from Wapakoneta to Sidney, Shelby County. The Wapakoneta and St. Marys Plankroad leads between these towns, but is destined to yield to the pike movement. In the south part of the county New Bremen and Minster have the benefit of some short local pikes as well as main outlets to the railroad in Shelby County. St. Marys and New Knoxville are also connected by a gravel road.

From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880