Perry Lewis, who migrated from New York, homesteaded with a timber claim on land that was later platted to become the Village of Meadow Grove. In 1886, the Village of Meadow Grove was created when Mr. Lewis â€śgave away lots to get a new town started, for those that would build and start businesses. There were eight blocks in the original site and two additions have been added since.â€ť ( from Do You Rememberâ€¦ written by local author Lenora Kuchar). The first business was a grist mill located on Buffalo Creek, and then a grocery store, post office and hardware store were built. Eventually, the Village would have banks, a hotel, drug store, implement dealer, grain elevators and lumber yards, a blacksmith, photographer, cafes, schools and churches.