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Milford Center - Ohio
Union County. Photo © Mark Visser

Area Information
History: Milford Center was originally called Milford, and under the latter name was platted in 1816. the name was changed to Milford Centre in 1829, and was finally changed again to Milford Center in 1893.
The town of Milford Center has the distinction of being one of the oldest communities in what is now Union County. It is also the oldest town site in the county. The area was called Darby Ford for a while after early settlers cleared trees in the area to create a ford across the creek. This area is where the current State Route 4 bridge crosses the Big Darby Creek in Milford Center today.
In 1820, Milford Center became the first county seat of Union County when a small log court house was built here. However the county seat was moved by 1822. The US post office in the village was established, as Milford Center, in 1823 with David Burnham serving as the first postmaster.
The village was incorporated as Milford Center on March 3, 1853.
A small one room schoolhouse was erected in the village prior to 1835. A large school house was erected in the village between 1880-1881. This school contained four rooms and cost approximately $10,000 to build.
Resources: The Humble Historian

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