Corwin, Thomas

Corwin, Thomas

Corwin, Thomas, 1794-1865, American politician, b. Bourbon co., Ky. A lawyer, he was an Ohio legislator in the 1820s, a U.S. Representative (1831-40), and governor of Ohio (1840-42). In the U.S. Senate (1845-50) Corwin, a Whig, violently opposed the Mexican War. He was Secretary of the Treasury (1850-53) under President Fillmore, and although not entirely approving of the Republican position on slavery, he reentered the House (1859-61) as a member of that party. He was minister to Mexico from 1861 to 1864.

See biography by J. Morrow (1896).

Corwin is a village in Wayne Township, Warren County, Ohio, United States. The population was 256 at the 2000 census, up from 225 in 1990. It is named for Governor Thomas Corwin. The mayor of Corwin is Cheryl L. Davidson, who also serves on the Wayne Township Fire Dept.


Corwin is located at (39.524228, -84.073451).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 256 people, 100 households, and 83 families residing in the village. The population density was 855.6 people per square mile (329.5/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 371.0/sq mi (142.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.61% White and 0.39% Asian.

There were 100 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the village the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $51,875, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $28,625 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,414. About 6.8% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Public services

All of the village is in the Wayne Local School District. Mail is delivered through the Waynesville post office and telephone service is provided through the Waynesville exchange.

Further reading

  • Elva R. Adams. Warren County Revisited. [Lebanon, Ohio]: Warren County Historical Society, 1989.
  • Robert L. Black. The Little Miami Railroad. Cincinnati: n.p., 1940.
  • The Centennial Atlas of Warren County, Ohio. Lebanon, Ohio: The Centennial Atlas Association, 1903.
  • Josiah Morrow. The History of Warren County, Ohio. Chicago: W.H. Beers, 1883. (Reprinted several times)
  • Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 6th ed. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme, 2001. ISBN 0-89933-281-1
  • William E. Smith. History of Southwestern Ohio: The Miami Valleys. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing, 1964. 3 vols.
  • Warren County Engineer's Office. Official Highway Map 2003. Lebanon, Ohio: The Office, 2003.


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