Oak Hill, Ohio

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Oak Hill is a village in Jackson County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,685 at the 2000 census.



Oak Hill was also a stop on Morgan's Raid, led by Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan during the American Civil War. Oak Hill was settled by Welsh immigrants that were stranded on the Ohio River in Gallipolis, Ohio. Please see the museum link below for more information regarding the Welsh history in Oak Hill. Oak Hill is home to the 2009 Division 4 State Champion Boys Basketball Team and the 2009 Division 3 State Runner-up Girls Basketball Team.

Village Developments of the 1800s
1814 - First Settler Arrives, Mr. Peter Seel[3]
1818 - First Welsh Settlers
1819 - Union Baptist Church (Blackfork) Organized (as of 2008 the oldest African American Baptist church in Ohio)[1]
1835 - Moriah “Mother Church” Organized
1837 - Post Office Established
1837 - Horeb Church Organized
1839 - Welsh Immigration Begins
1841 - Bethel Church Organized
1841 - Congregational Church Organized
1843 - Sardis Church Organized
1843 - Welsh Calvinistic Church (United Presbyterian Church) Organized
1853 - Jefferson Furnace Constructed
1856 - Gallia Baptist Church Organized
1866 - Portland Masonic Lodge #366 Established
1873 - Village of Oak Hill Formed
1881 - First Newspaper Created
1880 - Oak Hill Morgan Academy Created
1891 - First Financial Institution Created (The Farmer’s Bank)
1873 - Aetna Fire Brick & Coal Company Incorporated
1873 - Oak Hill Fire Brick Company Incorporated
1898 - Ohio Fire Brick Company Incorporated
1893 - Oak Hill Local Union School District Formed


Oak Hill is located at 38°53′47″N 82°34′14″W / 38.89639°N 82.57056°W / 38.89639; -82.57056 (38.896514, -82.570649)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

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