Chronology of Harrisville Township & Lodi Villiage

1810
Harrisville Township surveyed; Joseph Harris built first house in Medina County
1811
Feb.: Joseph Harris, his wife, Rachel, and son Albert, and James S. Redfield, a boy of eleven settled in Harris's cabin
1814
First settlers since 1811 came to Harrisville. Harrisville became Township 1, Range 16.
1815
April: First child born in Harrisville
1816
November: First wedding in Harrisville–Levi Holcomb and Laura Marsh
1817
First school built; first township election
1818
Medina Co. formed
1819
Thirty nine votes cast in first state and county election
1820
First dry goods store opened by James S. Redfield
1824
Harris House built
1827
Township divided into school districts
1829
Congregational Church founded
1834
Harrisville Post Office established
First woolen mill built by James Rickey.
1835
Warren House Hotel built
1846
First Methodist Church founded.
1846
Harrisville Lodge 137, F and A.M. instituted
1859
First Masonic Temple built. (it burned in 1870)
1863
First National Bank established
1866
Ainsworth Building built
1868
Academy started
1870
Academy completed
1871
Boarding Hall erected and Academy opened
1878
Academy purchased, and Lodi three-year high school started
1880
Wheeling and Lake Erie R.R. built.
A.B. Taylor built wood turning mill.
1881
First passenger train on W. And L. E.
1883
First graduating class, Lodi High School, five members.
1884
Opera House built. (now City Hardware building)
1886
Lodi Review founded by H.E. Basset
Central Park deeded to village by the Harris family
1887
Garden Isle Farms started
1888
Rice Lumber Mill established by Joseph and Clement Rice
1889
First gas well on present hospital grounds
1890
Fire Dept. organized
1891
B. and O. railroad built
1892
Lodi incorporated
Rowland Drug Store started by Albert and Charles Rowland
1895
White Rose Creamery started.
1898
Home for Aged Women founded by Mrs. Elvira Ainsworth and Mrs. Clarissa Rounds
First telephones (Star Telephone company)
1887
Woodlawn Cemetery Association orgainized
1898
Taylor Inn built
Lodi Business Men's Association formed
1900
Mound Lodge 845 organized
First oil company organized
1902
Harrisville Chapter 137, Order Eastern Star instituded
1904
First elecric plant
Rebekah Lodge 596 instituded
K.O.T.M. Tent organized
1905
L.T.O.M. Hive organized
1906
B. and O. Railroad built
1908
Masonic Temple built
Idol Theater built
1909
South-Western Interurban completed
First automobile in Lodi
1911
Centennial Celebration
1912
Present waterworks built
Present Rice Lumber Mill built
1913
Lodi Commercial Club organized
1914
School addition
1915
Disposal plant built
1918
Medina and Wooster Streets built
1920
Bank Streeet and the Square paved
1921
American Legion organized
1922
American Legion Auxilliary orgainized
Present Methodist Church dedicated
1923
Park deeded to Village by Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Knapp
1926
Rotary Club organized
Boy Scouts organized
1931
South-Western Interurban discontinued
1932
Lodi State Bank robbed
Harrisville Grange organized
1944
Boots and Saddle Club organized
1949
Lodi Commercial Club became Lodi Chamber of Commerce
1950
Business and Professional Women's Club organized
1951
Mastodon skeleteon discovered on Dr. Mabry farm
1956
Mail delivery established
1957
Garden club organized
1960
Cloverleaf Senior High School completed
Lodi Library organized