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Basic Information
Type of PlaceIndependent City or Town
Metro Area?Independent City or Town
Politics c. 1860?Don't Know
Unions, Organized Labor?Don't Know

Sundown Town Status
Confirmed Sundown Town?Possible
Year of Greatest Interest
Was there an ordinance?Don't Know
Sign?Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Still Sundown?Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Blacks

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
1860
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194022390
1950
196031010
197029794
1980
19902987317
20003326

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Method of Exclusion
Violent Expulsion;Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s).
Unknown

Group(s) Excluded
Black

Comments
Email excerpt: Millersburg, Ohio was indeed a sundown town. I heard it from a reliable source, descendant of KKK. They did have the signs at all roads in and out of town. There are "rumors" of a couple of lynchings back then, too. from: http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/holmes/holmesco_news.htm Email from 2014: "I grew up 5 miles west of Millersburg... I have some personal experience below that may help with your research. We were friends with a black family from Wooster, Ohio. Whenever they visited us, they would make sure to leave well before sundown to reach home safely."
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