About This Place
Christiansburg is a village in Champaign County, Ohio, United States. The population was 553 at the 2000 census.
An early settler to Jackson Township was Joshua Howell, the founder of Christiansburg, who came from around Christiansburg, Virginia in 1808, with his wife Mary and eight children; Joshua, John, Thomas, James, Daniel, Jermiah, Abigail, and Nancy. He located on Section 31, which is within the corporate limits of Christiansburg. He and his sons built a crude log cabin, near a large spring of water. A tract of land was cleared for food for the family. The Howells planting a fruit bearing orchard.
The Howells had a large sugar camp where they made large quantities of sugar every year to sell to the early settlers. Daniel Howell (one of the sons), had been married in Virginia; he brought his wife and family to Ohio and he entered 80 acres (320,000 m2) of land west of town by the West Fork Honey Creek, where he built a log cabin, In 1818 he built a brick house which still exists.