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The Mudhouse Mansion

Thanks to Backroad Drifter for telling me where to find this!

In 1839 and in 1852 Christian and Eleanor Rugh purchased the property from Abraham Kagy and Henry Byler. The year it was built is uncertain, there are reports that it was built in the 1840's or maybe around 1900. The house was sold to Henry and Martha Hartman in 1910. When Henry hartman died in 1930, the property went to his daughter.

The first local tale about this house is that a government official lived there after the Civil War and still imprisoned slaves; locking them in one of the outbuildings at night. One evening the slaves escaped, entered the house and slaughtered the entire family. Others say another family was murdered there, and their ghosts haunt the property.

Info from www.ohiotrespassers.com/mud.html

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Taken on November 8, 2007