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Clintonville Street Names
There are a number of streets in Clintonville that were named for early settlers to the area. Among them: Reverend Philander Chase (1817); Jacob Weisheimer (1865); Dr. Charles Whetmore (1830); Judge Orland Aldrich (1882); Isaac Brevoort (1814); and John Webster (1831).

A 1902 map of Clinton Township shows plots owned by land holders who arrived later to the area and whose last names can also be found on Clintonville Street signs. Clintonville residents will recognize streets named after Thomas A. Ingham, L.E. Schreyer, Henry C. Cook(e), Walter Guy Richards and A. Henderson.

The Webster plot was later enlarged and named the Webster Park addition. Amazon Place was derived from Amason, one of John Webster's sons.

What is now High Street has been called several names through the years. The earliest version was Worthington Plank Road (1856), which later became the Columbus. Worthington Turnpike (date unknown), and Columbus-Delaware-Marion Pike (1900).

Several streets in Clintonville were named for areas of Great Britain - Nottingham, Sheffield, Royal Forest (British mythical lore) and Blenheim, Northridge and Chatham (English estates).

WaIhalla was named by Mathias Armbruster, an immigrant from Bavaria and the first owner of the ravine (1859). In Norse mythology, WaIhalla means "The Great Hall of Dead Warriors". Other streets named for mythological characters include Brynhild (a queen of Iceland), Midgard (god of the earth), Mimring (god of water) and Gudrun (a Nordic princess).

This historical information was provided by the Clintonville Sesquicentennial Historical Committee in celebration of Clintonville's rich history. The committee believes the information to be accurate, but would welcome additional input.

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