Morral, Ohio

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Morral is a village in Marion County, Ohio, United States. The population was 388 at the 2000 census.

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History

When the promoters of the Columbus and Toledo Railroad Company, present day CSX, announced its route would include Salt Rock Township, Samuel Morral I and Jacob Neff, each of whom owned the land where the village now is, entered into the business of selling commercial and residential lots. They transferred the necessary acreage to Mr. Thomas E. Berry, a real estate agent and promoter, in trust, for the purpose of laying out and selling lots for them.

He prepared and filed a plat of the new village with the county recorder on September 1, 1875. It was given the name Morral for Samuel Morral I who owned that part of the village plat north of Neff Street. Jacob Neff, who owned the land south of Neff Street, was honored (or consoled) by having the principal street named for him.

Th railroad was completed on January 10, 1877. Soon a grain elevator, scales and stock loading pens were constructed. Abel Martin and Samuel Morral II built new homes, both still standing and occupied today, with the Martin home still occupied by a direct descendent. The Morral home is occupied by another direct descendent of Mr. Martin. R.O. Richards had a store and C.W. Brady a saloon. By 1878 Sam Lilly maintained and advertised a hotel having "first class accommodations with good stables attached". Morral has existed as an incorporated village since 1904.

Geography

Morral is located at 40°41′22″N 83°12′47″W / 40.68944°N 83.21306°W / 40.68944; -83.21306 (40.689435, -83.212985)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 388 people, 147 households, and 114 families residing in the village. The population density was 143.0 people per square mile (55.3/km2). There were 154 housing units at an average density of 56.7/mi2 (21.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.74% White and 0.26% Native American.

There were 147 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.03.

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