Cortland and Bazetta Township
In the winter of 1804 1805, Edward Scofield and a small group entered the township in search of a creek suitable for a mill and good land for settlement. Within a few years, Walnut Run, a tributary of Mosquito Creek, was providing waterpower to a gristmill and a sawmill, and other settlers began to arrive. The area around the mill was called by various names: first, Leroy, as named by Scofield, or East Bazetta, referring to its location east of Mosquito Creek that divided the township nearly in half; then Baconsburgh because of the many settlers from the Bacon family; and finally Cortland following incorporation. Over the years, the area around Walnut Run flourished, churches were built, businesses and industries were established, and a lake was built during World War II. Then, as now, people worked very hard to make Bazetta Township and its only city a great place in which to live.
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Army Corps Author’s collection Bacon family Baconsburg Bazetta Township became began Bessie Biggin Carol Harrison celebrated constructed corner Corps of Engineers Cortland and Bazetta Cortland Christian Church Cortland United Methodist Courtesy of Carol Courtesy of CBHS Courtesy of Cortland Courtesy of Mary Courtesy of William Dick Knight Disciples Church Don Jones Durst family Edward Scofield Erie Street Frank George Gessner family grade Grove Drive Historical Society Hotel Hunter Harrison Hutton Lakeview Lakeview High School Lattin Street left to right located Mahoning River mayor of Cortland McCurley Mecca Street Mosquito Creek Mosquito Lake moved Nelson Cowdery North High Street Oatley Ohio Opera House pictured post office purchased railroad remodeled Richards Mill rink Rufus N School was built second row side of Mosquito Sigler south side station Sunday school third row town’s Trumbull County United Methodist Church Viets Walnut Run Warren West Main Street William Hallett Wollam