In the mid-late 1800’s, the Village of Hebron was a rapidly growing community. Hebron is known as the “Crossroads of Ohio”, because it sat in a prime location for waterway travel and access to the “National Trail”. Industry was booming and the town was thriving.
On October 9th, 1901, tragedy struck the Village of Hebron. Fire ripped through the town and destroyed most of the northern business district. Unfortunately, this was not the only fire that struck the Village hard during the turn of the century. Between 1901 – 1920, multiple fires affected the Village’s growth. To make matters worse, the need for transportation by waterway was also becoming less efficient as the country began to utilize other methods of transportation. The community struggled to recover, but was unable to overcome the economic impact these unfortunate events created.
Home of the first fire engine in the Village of Hebron, which sits on the corner of Newark St. & Kevin St
Retired FF Donard Myers driving the 1926 Boyer during his retirement party. FF Myers is the last living member of the HFD to have driven this engine to a fire when it was still in service.