The Village of Payne
The Village of Payne

  Did You Know These interesting Facts

Called Flat Rock City and Malottville as early as 1774

 

Disparagingly called Pucker Brush by its detractors

 

August 29, 1863  Payne Incorporated Village was realized

 

1883 brought first paper to town, Payne Star. 1884 sold and became Payne Independent.

1885 became The Review. From 1912 to 1956 changed to Payne Reflector, when it was sold again to R.W. Reinhart editor of Paulding Progress. In 1968 it became The Paulding Progress.

 

1872 showed the start of the Railroad. After several sales and much work it was completed by Nickel Plate in 1881. The first paseenger train arrived on October 23, 1882

 

1874 had 4 dwellings and lots sold for $20.00

 

1884 had a population of 1,000. There were three hotels, 30 businesses, 4 saw mills, a stave factory (made barrels), and a bucket factory. The town was growing rapidly and people came to see about renting, but property was not available at that time. Payne was becoming a thriving community and several large fires slowed growth.

 

The most disastrous fire was on July 4, 1898 when many busineses were destroyed.

 

1902 showed the start of the sewer system. 1912 showed the start of the water system.

 

1906 showed paving complete from Main Street at half todays width. Upon completion speed iimit had to be set at 8 mph thru business district and 15 mph elsewhere due to local sports speeding thru town on horses and buggies.

 

1907 showed a strike by tomatoe peelers, demanding an increase from 3 cents per bucket peeled to 4 cents. It was then offerered to raise to 4 cents if peelers would carry their own bucket of tomatoes. The peelers refused and a compromise was reached at 3.5 cents per bucket peeled and wages were increased by 2.5 cents per hour worked. The owners were told no children under 14 years of age were allowed to work as they belogned in school. The company threatened to leave if further problems were encountered. They were worried that the 75 cents per day for peelers woulld hurt them. The company overcame and continued. 69 were employed and filled 22 freight cars annually. it was destroyed by fire in 1922.

 

1920 showed a financial burden on the Village as resources were not available to operate streetlights. No coal, water tank empty and Village coffers empty. Power was shut off at 10 pm. Power plant solicited 25 cents per month for power. it was overcome and lights stayed on.

 

1890 Census population was 1,146

 

1900 Census population was 1,336

 

1930 Census population was 1,614

 

1960 Census population was 1,287

 

1980 Census population was 1,399

 

1990 Census population was 1,244

 

2000 Census population was 1,166

 

2010 Census population was 1,194 (2020 next Census)

 

2015 Census estimated at 1,155

 

2010 Census showed 497 households

 

Elevation is 745 feet

 

Location Coordinates are 41-079428 - 84.727193 

 

The park pond is shaped like the State of Ohio

 

1891 was the first class to graduate from Payne and 1971 was the last. In 1972 they became WT Raiders after consolidation.

 

 

"A Great Place to Live and Grow"      

Village of Payne

119 North Main Street

P.O. Box 58

Payne Ohio 45880

Phone 419-263-2514

Fax 419 263-3426

Extensions

100 Mayor Court

101 Police Department

102 Mayor

103 Fiscal Officer

104 Zoning

105 BPA

110 Fire Department

111 EMS

112 Water & Sewer Department

113 Street Department

 

Payne Village Park

513 North Main Street

Rental Organized Event $50.00

Contact Fiscal Officer

 

Payne Public Library

101 N. Main Street

419 263-3333

 

Wayne Trace Payne Elementary

501 West Townline Street

419 263-2512

 

Divine Mercy School

120 Arturus Street

419 263-2114

 

The Rock

104 S. Main St.

419 770-2277

 

Village Churches

 

Payne Church of Christ

220 W. Merrin St.

419 263-2092

Payne Church of Nazarene

509 Orchard St.

419 263-2422

Divine Mercy Catholic Church

203 W. Townline St.

419 399-2576

St. Jacob's Church

207 W. Oak St.

419 263-2763

St. James Luthern Church

511 W. Townline St.

419 263-2129

St. Paul United Methodist Church

312 S. Main St.

419 263-2418

 

US Post Office

101 S. Laura St

419 263-2383

 

Rueben Smith American Legion

Post 297

220 N. Main St.

419 263-2772

 

Flat Rock Masonic Lodge 580

506 S. Main St.

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