Barn Quilt Locations
5812 St Rt 54, Mechanicsburg
Barn Owners: Charles R. and Sheryl L. Virts
Quilt Square: "Crossroads"
Sponsors: Citizens National Bank, Security National Bank
Built in 1901, this bank barn has been in the Virts family since 1928. The timbers of the barn are both sawed and recycled hand hued oak beams from a previous barn on the same site. The barn is constructed with oak posts and beams, oak floors, pinsiding covered with sheet metal, and field stone and limestone foundation. Oak flooring was also recycled out of the older barn. The barn has been used to store hay, grain, straw, etc. A combination tractor shed and corn crib are on the west side.
In the 1990s, a red sheet metal was applied to the exterior of the barn along with a new metal roof. An old solid wood Urbana Municipal Courtroom door was used to replace a worn out access door on the lower east side of the barn.
The quilt pattern selected represents where they live at the crossroads of State Routes 54 and 4. The cross itself represents their beliefs. The colors red and gray represent Ohio State, the green represents agriculture, and the black and white represent love of history.
Champaign County is conveniently nestled in the heart of west central Ohio.
- Established in 1805
- 30 miles from Columbus or Dayton; 10 miles from Springfield
- Serviced by U.S. Routes 68 and 36; within 15 miles of Interstates 70 and 75
- Blend of service, retail, manufacturing and agricultural businesses
- Miles of bike trails, hiking trails, rivers and wooded area wind its way through the county
- Population approximately 39,800; 428 square miles
- Quaint shopping, dining and art/antique shops
- Home to Warren Grimes the "father of aviation lighting"
- Well-known Champaign Countians include: William Saxbe, Clancy Brown, Johnny Appleseed and A.B. Graham
- Airport: Grimes Field (General Aviation)
- Home to Urbana University
- Destinations: Simon Kenton recreation trails, Cedar Bog, Ohio Caverns, Johnny Appleseed Museum, Mad River, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Kiser Lake State Park