Since Job and Phoebe Sharp first arrived on the land traditionally known as "The Sharp Farm" nearly 200 years ago, the homestead site has been an integral part of Middleburg's history. The land was a gathering place for both white pioneers and friendly Indians. Nestled in the rolling hills of Zane Township, the farm provided abundant food, water, and shelter for the early Logan County settlers and their descendents.

A focal point for many, the generations of people who lived on the farm worked the land, harnessed the underground spring to provide the town with an abundant water supply and a sawmill; raised strong, healthy children; and contributed tremendously to town's prosperity and history.

These people were fighters. Revolutionary War. Civil War. Two World Wars. Korea. Vietnam.

These people were industrious. Inventors. Business owners. Farmers. Homemakers.

These people were God-fearing. In it's heyday, the tiny town boasted at least three churches: Quaker. Church of Christ. Methodist. During Prohibition, the town went dry (except for the local speakeasy) and remains so to this day.

We are fortunate today that the families who lived on and near the Sharp Farm were dedicated to preserving the area's historical information. All the information on this site is drawn from personal collections from local people who were born and raised in the town.

 © 2001 Millennium Technical Communications, Inc.