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Walnut Township was organized in 1807. It is in the northeastern part of the county, bounded by Licking County on the north, Richland Township and Perry County on the east, Pleasant Township on the south and Liberty Township on the west.


 For several years after the first settlement of Walnut Township, there were no organization of school districts in the township. The pioneers built log cabin school houses, to accommodate neighborhoods. The teachers were hired by articles of agreement which were drawn up by the teacher, in which the terms were stated. This paper was circulated throughout the neighborhood, and the heads of families put down their names for so many scholars, at a certain rate per scholar. James Allen and Jesse Smith were among the first school teachers of Walnut township. They taught in different neighborhoods for many years. John Griffith and John Granthum were also early teachers. One of the first school houses erected in the township was situated near the site of Millersport, in the Murphy and Holmes settlement.  It was built about 1815.

-HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY CHAPTER XLI

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Walnut Township Local School District is located in the northeast corner of Fairfield County near Buckeye Lake, approximately 30 miles from Columbus, Ohio. The district serves the village of Millersport, Fairfield Beach, and the surrounding Walnut Township area. The village of Millersport is a small community of approximately 1,200 residents. The school district consists of one junior-senior high school and one elementary school. 


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