1757-1840 / 1843-1932Judge Samuel Hinckley. As a member of the Connecticut Land Company, Judge Samuel Hinckley of North Hampton, Massachusetts purchased township 4N Range 13W of the Western Reserve in 1795 for a sum equivalent to 23 cents an acre. The township remained unsettled until Abraham Freeze was commissioned by Judge Hinckley in 1819 to survey the township into 100 plots of 160 acres each. In return for having the township, founded in 1825, named "Hinckley," the judge gave land for two burying grounds and one-half acre for a public square. In 1919, upon the 101st anniversary of the "Great Hinckley Hunt," where men from surrounding counties gathered on Christmas Eve to rid the township of wild animals, Judge Amos Webber spoke for the deceased Judge Hinckley: "When I last saw this country, it was a howling wilderness ... by industry and frugality you and your ancestors have made these ever lasting hills and pleasant valleys blossom as the rose."
|Placed By||The Hinckley Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society|
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|Date Added||Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 437559 N 4565406|
|Decimal Degrees||41.23765000, -81.74511667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 14.259', W 81° 44.707'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 14' 15.54" N, 81° 44' 42.42" W|
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