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Monnett, Ohio
Unincorporated community
Fire station on State Route 294
Fire station on State Route 294
Country United States
State Ohio
County Crawford County
Township Dallas
founded 1832 (1832)
Founded by Ephraim Monnett, Oliver Monnett, Mervin J. Monnette
ZIP Code 44302

Monnett is an unincorporated community in Dallas Township, Crawford County, Ohio, United States. The ZIP code assigned to Monnett by the United States Postal Service is 44820, the same as Bucyrus, the county seat.

Geography

Monnett is located at 40°43′3″N 83°2′24″W / 40.7175°N 83.04°W / 40.7175; -83.04, at the intersection of Monnett Road and Ohio State Route 294, approximately one half mile east of State Route 4 in Crawford County.

History

Monnett was established as a livestock loading stop by brothers Ephraim, Oliver and Mervin J. Monnett (some sources list as Monnette after 1900) along the Toledo and Ohio Central Railway in the 1870s. The Monnett family was Crawford County's largest land owning family between 1860 and 1880, and their cattle shipments to Toledo and Chicago were large enough to make overland drives to Bucyrus impractical. The establishment of Monnett allowed them to ship directly from the heart of their holdings.

The community at one time was home to the Dallas Township School before it was consolidated with Kirkpatrick to the south in the 1920s. Originally, approximately 30 platted lots were planned. The United States Postal Service once operated a Monnett substation for general mail delivery and outgoing mail. The community also provided local farmers with access to a general merchandise store through the early 20th century.

There has never been a formal place of worship built in Monnett proper. Monnett residents generally worshipped at churches in Kirkpatrick to the south, or Monnett Memorial M. E. Chapel, and Scioto M.E. Chapel, both in Bucyrus Township to the north.


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