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Title: Greenhill Village
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Formerly this was known as Milford. It is a beautifully situated hamlet in sections 28 and 29, of township 23, range 6 west. It is only one mile from the eastern line of Warren county and is an inland village of no considerable commercial importance. It is an old place, having been platted in March, 1832, by William B. Bailey, who named it Milford from a town in Delaware. Lorenzo Westgate opened the first general store in 1833. A saloon was opened in 1836 and the same year came in Nathan H. Biddlecome with a good stock of goods of the general merchandise variety. He was also the first postmaster. Newton Morgan was one of the central business figures in the northern part of the county, and opened his general store with goods he had traded a drove of cattle for in Chicago. He steadily progressed and when he died was worth sixty thousand dollars, then thought to be an immense fortune. In 1869, the citizens of the village of "Milford" decided to incorporate and changed the name to Greenhill. The United Brethren established a seminary there and had the name of the place changed to Greenhill. For over forty years there was no liquor sold in the place changed to Greenhill. For over forty years there was no liquor sold in the place, except for six months, after which period the rum-seller found it better to run than fight the element comprising a majority of the citizens. The population in 1880 was about two hundred; in the last (1910) census it is given at one hundred and seventy.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001230
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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