Significant Dates in Local History
First settlers arrive in Liberty Township
Photo by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. May 13, 2009
Middlebury becomes a pioneer settlement
Middlebury becomes Hall's Corner
First Post Office established with help from Judge Thomas Powell of Delaware
Hall's Corner renamed Powell in honor of Judge Powell's assistance in establishing a post office
Towns of Powell and Hyattsville are platted
Columbus and Toledo Railroad begins service
Martin-Perry House is built (later becomes Historical Society headquarters
Powell is incorporated into a municipality
Liberty Township establishes a volunteer fire department
Fred Reeves, the first chief, in front of the first fire truck. The picture was taken in front of the Powell School.
Members of the first volunteer fire department with the first truck in front of the Powell School.
Powell Liberty Historical Society is formed
Powell reaches City status