Mattingly Settlement, its families, homes and culture is a reflection of the heritage of its founding residents. The Mattingly family over the decades has been strongly bound by faith, kinship, integrity and love. They came to America from England in pursuit of religious freedom. For the first several generations, that freedom was difficult at times. Those settlers held fast to their beliefs, suffering economically, and sometimes physically.
The increased secularization in society today makes this heritage even more important. At times, society today almost makes being religious a stigma. This is when we need to hold tight to this heritage and be proud of where our family and faith stand, not ashamed. We should respect others’ heritage; encourage them to be proud of their beliefs and respectful of ours. The day we stop defending and being proud of our heritage, bigotry and hatred win.
I thank God today for the heritage given to me by my ancestors, many of whom settled at the Mattingly Settlement.
Comments are encouraged. What does your heritage mean to you?
This image is from Google Earth taken from the north looking south.
Welcome to the official web site of Mattingly Settlement!
The Mattingly Settlement is a historic area in Muskingum Township, Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. It was named after the many members of the Mattingly family who settled the area in the 19th century, the first being William Mattingly (1778–1857) who arrived in 1812.
Addresses in the area receive mail through the Nashport post office; Nashport is located about 5 miles west of the Mattingly Settlement.
Though the Mattingly Settlement was never officially incorporated as a village, it is still used by the Diocese of Columbus as the location of The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (commonly known as St. Mary’s).
The purpose of this site is to compile and archive information regarding Mattingly Settlement for future generations. Users are encouraged to share stories, information, and photographs to the site.
It is our goal that through this web site we can regain the strong sense of community that our families were raised with. The historical, cultural and religious heritage of Mattingly Settlement is something we hope you continue to embrace wherever life takes you.
Please help us spread the word to your families, friends, and neighbors. Descendants of these original Mattingly Settlement pioneers have spread across the United States. 150 years later, there are literally tens of thousands of individuals with ties to this area. Help us connect with our long-lost cousins and neighbors by visiting this site frequently!