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Third and fourth grade students at Vigo School (Liberty Schoolhouse on top of the hill in Vigo) in 1937

Londonderry station in 1860 now know as Vigo

Pies and cakes laid out on tables in a classroom at the old Liberty Schoolhouse at the top of the hill in Vigo

A 1908 photo of a barber shop at Gillespieville (now Londonderry), Ohio in Ross Co. — with Janet Shipley.

1860 map of Londonderry

John Meeker's lime & fertilizer truck in Londonderry, Ohio in Ross Co. back in the day

Cathy Skaggs Terrian dads third or forth grade class from Londonderry school. It would have been taken around 1941 or 1942. 

12 June 1916

From Ross County Methodist Church histories 1933

Londonderry United Methodist Church January 4, 2011

photo by Tyrone Hemry

Cornelia DuBois Hartman Family Home early 1900 near Loundonderry

Ratcliff General Store shortly before it was torn down November 1989

Ratcliff General Store c 1906

L to R: John Riley Ratcliff, George Howard Ratcliff, and Jerry Ratcliff

Liberty Township (Londonderry) High School built 1918 

May not be not be a household name but you probably have seen his work many times. 

Harley E. Warrick (October 5, 1924 – November 24, 2000), was born and raised in Londonderry, Ohio, where his family had a dairy farm.  He was an American barn painter, best known for his work painting Mail Pouch tobacco advertising on barns across 13 states in the American Midwest and Appalachian states. When he returned from service in World War II in 1946, he began painting his family's dairy barn with a team of Mail Pouch sign painters; they suggested he join them. Upon reflection, Warrick decided that it would be better than milking his family's Jersey cows each day so he began painting with the team.  Having just returned from the Army, Warrick had no other clothes and so he painted barns for the first week in his uniform. It turned out to be the only job he would ever have.

Over his 55-year career, Warrick painted or retouched over 20,000 Mail Pouch signs.  When he retired, he was the last of the Mail Pouch sign painters in America. The Mail Pouch signs have become iconic and some of Harley Warrick's work has been exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution. Though he was not the first or the only Mail Pouch barn painter, he was the most prolific and famous.


Londonderry is located in eastern Liberty Township, Ross County, Ohio. It lies along U.S. Route 50 at its intersection with State Route 327.  Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 45647.

Londonderry formerly Gillespieville