Barn Quilt Locations
4440 Prairie Rd, Urbana
Barn Owners: Todd and Jill Michael
Quilt Square: "Ohio Star"
Sponsors: Trenor Motors
The rectangular Pennsyvania Dutch part of the barn was built for the original homestead in the 1850s. The double doors on the front and back allowed steam threshers to separate grain and straw in the center of the barn. The 12 sided (dodecagon) barn was added in 1896, the same time as the current house. During the late 1890s, round barn design was used for efficiency prior to the invention of the manure gutter system. The farm was given to Cary Glessner as a wedding present. The son, Chauncey Todd Glessner lived here his whole life, 90+ years. Todd and Jill Michael purchased the farm in 1996, restoring the barn and house. It is on the National Register of Historical Places.
Champaign County is conveniently nestled in the heart of west central Ohio.
- Established in 1805
- 30 miles from Columbus or Dayton; 10 miles from Springfield
- Serviced by U.S. Routes 68 and 36; within 15 miles of Interstates 70 and 75
- Blend of service, retail, manufacturing and agricultural businesses
- Miles of bike trails, hiking trails, rivers and wooded area wind its way through the county
- Population approximately 39,800; 428 square miles
- Quaint shopping, dining and art/antique shops
- Home to Warren Grimes the "father of aviation lighting"
- Well-known Champaign Countians include: William Saxbe, Clancy Brown, Johnny Appleseed and A.B. Graham
- Airport: Grimes Field (General Aviation)
- Home to Urbana University
- Destinations: Simon Kenton recreation trails, Cedar Bog, Ohio Caverns, Johnny Appleseed Museum, Mad River, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Kiser Lake State Park