CONGRATULATING NORWICH TOWNSHIP CITIZENS ON THEIR BICENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY
(Extensions of Remarks - April 25, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E551-E552]
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    CONGRATULATING NORWICH TOWNSHIP CITIZENS ON THEIR BICENTENNIAL 
                              ANNIVERSARY

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                           HON. STEVE STIVERS

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, April 25, 2013

  Mr. STIVERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the citizens 
of Norwich Township, located in Franklin County, on their bicentennial 
anniversary.
  Though the first pioneers west of the Scioto River and South of 
Hayden Run arrived in 1807, the Township was not officially founded 
until 1813--a year after the City of Columbus, 56 years before the City 
of Hilliard was incorporated, and 10 years after Ohio was admitted into 
the union.
  Norwich Township boasts a rich history. The township's one-room 
schoolhouse known as ``Smiley's Grove'' opened in 1814, and by 1878 the 
school system was fully integrated. In fact, many early settlers in 
Norwich were emancipated slaves.
  One of the largest limestone deposits in the world can be found in 
the southeast corner of Norwich, bringing scores of jobs to the area at 
the turn of the century.
  Wesley Chapel Methodist Church is a historical landmark in the 
township. It was organized in 1832, and a public cemetery was added on 
adjacent to the church in 1836. This fall, citizens will celebrate 
their bicentennial anniversary with a historical walk beginning at the 
cemetery.
  Mr. Speaker, I would like all Members of Congress to join me in 
congratulating Norwich Township and its residents as they celebrate 
their bicentennial anniversary.

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