Early days in Fairfield County, including the communities of Lancaster, Lithopolis, Rushville, Amanda and Baltimore, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 24 Page Booklet reproduced directly from portions of the 1892 edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio and other hard-to-find sources. The spiral-bound booklet is printed single-sided on 60# paper with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. IN ADDITION TO THE BOOKLET the buyer will receive THREE Computer-Enhanced 8 1/2 x 11 Prints of engravings from the original book, suitable for framing. These include: the photo of 1886 Lancaster, shown below, an 1846 sketch of Lancaster, and a picture of Mt. Pleasant. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Zane's Trace; early settlers and Indian encounters; the story of Mrs. Ruhama Green's difficult decision; the discovery of natural gas; a sketch of the life of Sen. Thomas Ewing and his sons -- three of whom were Civil War generals; the life of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman; an extensive report on the Ohio Boys Industrial School and the opening ceremonies for the Ohio Canal. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses and biographical information on some early prominent citizens, including Ebenezer Zane, Capt. Joseph Hunter, Samuel Coats, Sr., Hocking Hunter, William J. Reese and William Medill. A 1933 history of newspapers in the county, articles from 1941 on the Wagnalls Memorial, and "the President's Acre", excerpts from The Ohio Guide (a writer's project of the WPA published in 1940), a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Fairfield County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Fairfield County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
See Description for more info.