Dixon Mill on Salt Creek, east of Londonderry on Dixon Mill Road c 1915
From Ross County Methodist Church histories 1933
Friends (Quaker) Church at Loundonderry c 1905
Banner reads "Ever Ready Class" which was the young people's class
Cornelia DuBois Hartman Family Home early 1900 near Loundonderry
Ratcliff General Store shortly before it was torn down November 1989
Liberty Township High School (Londonderry) Girls Basket c 1930
Front row: Marilla Thomas, Lucille Bethel, Luella Graves, Genevie Perry, Leoria Graves, Lucille Thomas
Back row: J. G. White (coach & principal), Katie Jones, Marjorie Dixon, Opal Elliott, Alice Climer, June Hollcomb
Liberty Township (Londonderry) High School built 1918
Londonderry Elementary School, c. 1905. ThE building on right was the township building
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
Londonderry station in 1860 now know as Vigo
1860 map of Londonderry
12 June 1916
Londonderry United Methodist Church January 4, 2011
photo by Tyrone Hemry
Ratcliff General Store c 1906
L to R: John Riley Ratcliff, George Howard Ratcliff, and Jerry Ratcliff
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.
Gillespieville Main street abt 1910. Name was later changed to Londonderry.