Early days in CARROLL COUNTY, OHIO, and the communities of Carrollton, Leesburg (now Leesville), Mechanicstown, New Harrisburg and Harlem Springs are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 16 page booklet reprinted primarily from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio. The spiral-bound booklet is printed single-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: the Sandy and Beaver Canal, the founding of Carrollton by Peter Bohort, other early settlers, Gen. B. F. Potts, later governor of Montana, William Campbell, who was executed for his part in a daring railroad raid in Georgia during the Civil War, a family reunion during Morgan's Raid, Gen. Ephraim Eckley, an incident involving Gen. Harrison, the history of Leesburg and Mary Kail, poetess. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, and extensive information on the "Fighting" McCook family. A 1933 history of newspapers in the county and maps showing the 88 Ohio counties and 1805 Ohio are also included.
Carroll County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Carroll County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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