Mac-O-Chee, OH - (1870's - present castle towns)

Classification: small town

Location: Monroe Township, Logan County - Mac-A-Cheek Castle is at 10051 Township Rd. 47 just south of Rt. 245 & Mac-O-Chee Castle is on County Road 1 north of the intersection of Rt. 287

The Piatt Castles in Logan County were built by the sons of Judge Benjamin Piatt (1779 - 1863) & Elizabeth (Barnett) Piatt (1780 - 1867). Both of them were started in 1864. Abram Sanders Piatt (1821 - 1908) built the Mac-A-Cheek Castle which was finished in 1871. His brother Donn Piatt (1819 - 1881) built Mac-O-Chee & that one was finished in 1879. Abram was a politician, poet, & farmer & Donn was a journalist & poet.

They accumulated large collections of oddities & interesting things from around the area & displayed them in the castles. The surrounding town had a post office from 1881 - 1888. The Piatts are buried in Mac-A-Cheek Cemetery on Township Rd. 47 about .3 miles south of the castle. Tours were started by family descendants in 1912 & still continue to this day. You can look them up on piattcastles.org or contact them on the Piatt Castles facebook page.

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