History & Tourism

A Street By Any Other Name Would Still Be Paved

9 Jun , 2019  

We came across this fact recently and thought we’d share with our readers.

One of Richland County’s many streets has two names – one official, and the other honorary. The Village of Plymouth website shares the following interesting message:

Downtown Plymouth during its 2015 Bicentennial
Photo: 1812Blockhouse

“In memory of Abraham Trucks, a commemorative sign has been placed above the “Trux” street sign. This sign is purely to honor Trucks being the first settler in Plymouth; this will NOT be changing the official street name. All addresses currently on Trux St will remain the same.”

Apparently, the surname of Trucks was remembered locally but not its spelling. Said to be the founder of the village, Abraham Trucks received a land grant through the office in Wooster in April 24, 1820. He was the son of Nicholas and Ruth Trucks; when Nicholas died in 1813, his was one of the first wills probated in Richland County.

By resolution passed on July 14, 2015, city leaders in Plymouth directed the erection of the additional sign.

Interestingly, the new Plymouth High School is located on Trux Street.

Abraham Trucks moved west in the 1830s, and is buried in Iowa.

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