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Originally named Millville, the name was changed to Warrensburgh because postal authorities feared confusion with another Millville.  About 1894, it appears the "h" was dropped and the name became Warrensburg.  It was named in honor of William M. Warren who was Delaware County's delegate to the Ohio constitutional convention which assembled in Columbus on May 6, 1850.  Mr. Warren donated three acres of land for the construction of the Old Stone Church and taught school.

The US Post Office established the Warrensburgh Post Office on August 26, 1885.  It was renamed to the Warrensburg Post Office on December 1, 1894.  It was discontinued on September 30, 1901 with service being provided by the Ostrander Post Office.  (4)

Millville is a small hamlet pleasantly situated on the west bank of the Scioto River, about half-way between the covered bridge on the Marysville pike and the mouth of Boke's Creek. The old Sandusky Military Road passes through and forms the main street of the town. A good road partially graded and graveled connects it with Ostrander, while branching out from it in several directions are pikes leading to Delhi, Delaware, Ferrisburg, Richwood and Marysville. The nearest railway station is at White Sulphur, on the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis Railroad, about two miles and a half directly south over the old military pike road. Millville, as its name suggests, was called so from its mill privileges, and the fact, that the old grist and saw mill stood here before the foundation of the town. Millville has a large mill, two churches-the Christian Union (now occupied by the Methodist Episcopals), and the Protestant Methodist-a fine carriage and wagon shop, two blacksmith-shops, and a brick store in which the post office is located. At one time in its history, Millville was the largest hamlet in the township, and had a bright prospect for the future, but the railroad robbed it of its birthright and attracted the greater interest to Ostrander. Over the brick store is the lodge-room of Ruff ner Lodge, No. 330, I. O. O. F. It was organized and the first installation of officers and initiation of members took place in October, 1856, in the hall they now occupy, which is large and well furnished. It is in an excellent condition, having thirty members and a large sum of money in the treasury, besides owning their block and hall. It is related as an extraordinary fact that although this lodge has been in existence for so many years, the members have never as yet been called upon to defray the burial expenses of a dead brother. The lodges at Ostrander and Ferrisburg, in Union Count, are outgrowths from this, and are evidences of the earnest work of its members. The following are the names of the charter members William P. Crawford, William G. McFarlin, Thomas Silverthorn, Joseph Frankenfield, Hugh M. Stevens, James Cox and George Crawford. Of these W. G. McFarlin is the only one who takes an active part in the lodge proceedings. The present officers of the lodge are as follows : Adam Newhouse, Noble Grand; Marshal Howison, Vice Grand; I. Z. Calvin, Recording Secretary; J. T. Shrup, Permanent Secretary; J. W. Jones, Treasurer; Chancey Pearl. Inside Guardian, and W. G. McFarlin. Conductor.  (1)
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