Peter Hayden Founded Haydenville

on February 13, 2005

Haydenville (pop. 67) was founded in 1852 by industrialist Peter Hayden who employed all the residents and owned all of the businesses and buildings. In the early 1900s, the National Fireproofing Co. bought the town and continued to own it and employ its residents until the 1960s. The Hocking County town of 200 acres and 121 buildings was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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