Dover was originally part of the grant, Colonel James Morrison of Kentucky who had received from the federal government for Revolutionary War service. In 1802 two brothers-in-law in Baltimore, Maryland, Christian Deardorff.
Grove City was given land grants from the American Revolutionary War veterans General Daniel Morgan and Colonel William Washington. Hugh Grant, Jackson Township's first white settler on the farm established in this part of the country near the end of the eighteenth century.
In prehistoric times the area covered by the ocean Kirtland shale rock is water.The Ohio limo slate blackboard group called disgust. Above the blackboard is upsetting Cleveland Shale, a formation of Devonian is a major source of local Cleveland fossils.