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The Village of Flushing was platted in 1813 and incorporated in 1849. It was laid out by Jesse Foulke on November 9, 1813 and named by him. Foulke taught the first school and kept the first store. Around the early 1900s, Flushing was a "Boom Town" because the Cleveland, Lorain and Wheeling Railway entrance into the southwest end of town made the small coal mines that dotted the area into commercial ventures with the railway shipping out their coal. Some of the mines were the Old Glory Coal Mine, later called the Tunnel Mine, because of its location near the railroad tunnel , the Massillon-Belmont Mine, the Kennon Mine and the Rosemary Mine. Laborers in the mines averaged $1.97 to $2.30 per day. Coal cars were pulled by mules.

The "Society of Friends" (Quakers), established here in 1818, was at one time the strongest religious denomination in the Flushing area. 


Land: 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2)


1,283 ft. (391 m)



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Fun Facts

  • Cy Young was involved with the old timers’ organization in the area.

  • Flushing is the birthplace of Reverdy Ransom. Mr. Ransom was a leading civil rights activist and served as the 48th Bishop of African Methodist Epispcopal Church. The Reverdy Cassius Ransom Memorial Library can be found on the campus of Wilberforce University in Ohio. Affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal  (AME) Church, it was the first college to be owned and operated by African Americans.

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