Yellow springs ohio

Yellow springs ohio

Yellow springs ohio

The population of Yellow Springs, Ohio, which comprises a small city of 1,500 residents, is projected to hit 1,500 people by 2020. That's a population growth rate of 2. 33% a year, almost as high as the national average, according to a website that helps people find places to live. Citizens of the town have been schalking their corner lot properties as fast as they can to compete for a spot in the community that's been dubbed "a friendly little utopia".

Some of Ohio’s surrounding states have much more pleasant climates than the Harsh winters in the northerly. There are places that are much closer to travel to, be it due to small towns, national parks, or other such travel-friendly points in this country.


In 1825, the village was founded by William Mills and approximately 100 families, followers of Robert Owen, who wanted to emulate the utopian community at New Harmony, Indiana. The communitarian efforts dissolved due to internal conflicts. It had long been visited by the Shawnee Native Americans who occupied the area well before European-American settlement here. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

The completion of the Little Miami Railroad in 1846 brought increased commerce, inhabitants, and tourism to this area of Greene County. Many regular visitors of the nineteenth century came for the springs, as these were believed to have medicinal benefits. The village of Yellow Springs was incorporated in 1856. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

The Conway Colony, a group of 30 freed slaves who were transported by Moncure D. Conway, the abolitionist son of their former owner, were settled in this village in 1862.

Wheeling Gaunt, a former slave who had purchased his own freedom, came to Yellow Springs in the 1860s. By his death in 1894, he owned a substantial amount of land. Gaunt bequeathed to the village a large piece of land on its western side, requesting that the rent be used to buy flour for the "poor and worthy widows" of Yellow Springs. Although the land was used to create Gaunt Park, and thus does not generate rent, the village expanded the bequest to include sugar. It still delivers flour and sugar to the village's widows at Christmas time, a tradition that generates annual media coverage.

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