The old log cabin town on the Bloomfield-Owensburg Road in Jackson Township was laid out by old Isaac Johnson, a very noted colored citizen of Center Township.  The little village had 27 lots laid out with a store, a post office, and a school.  After the Civil War, the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) held their encampments at a big spring near Dresden because of its easy access to the Monon Railroad.

Provided by Mildred “Milly” (Coleman) Uland