The appropriately named Midway was a station on the Wadsworth-Columbus Freight Route, approximately halfway between the two points. This Freight Route was active from 1873-1882 and served as a connection from the Southern Pacific Railroad in Wadsworth to Candelaria, Marietta, Columbus and the surrounding region. The trip was about 130 miles and took eight days to complete (each way).

During the 1920's, Midway would be home to the Weston Brothers. During their stay, the Weston Brothers were known for burglary and suspected for moonshining and auto painting.

Wadsworth-Columbus Freight Route, 1873-1882
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