The Town of Mentor is quiet a community nestled in the south west corner of Clark County.
Town of Mentor History
“How was the Mentor Township name chosen?
Honorable R. J. McBride is writing a history of Clark County, which is appearing in installments in the Thorp Courier. It is full of interesting items that seldom appear in articles of this nature. The last issue of the Courier contained the chapter on the “Towns of Clark County.” Mr. McBride says: “Mentor was the next town to be organized and sixth in point of age, was created by the board of supervisors on the 17th of Dec. 1866, and held its first town meeting at the house of Orin Wilson on the first Tuesday of April 1867. The name of the town was selected by Hon. George W. King, who was a resident of that territory. Mr. King was an Ohio man and lived at one time not far from Mentor in that state, the home of the late President Hayes, and the town of Mentor was christened in honor of its Ohio namesake.”
The above paragraph is an excerpt from the Clark County Genealogy & History pages – Please visit Clark County History for more information including many photos of Humbird.