Early days in Fayette County, OH, and its various communities -- Washington Court House, Jeffersonville and Bloomingburg are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 12 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 one-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 Howe book, suitable for framing. These include Stock Sales Day in Washington Courthouse (shown below), an 1846 sketch of Washington Courthouse, and a picture of an early passenger train (shown below). Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Early judicial methods, the Fighting Funk Family, two gastly stories of Capt. John, a Shawanee Indian chief, a vivid account of the cyclone of 1885, Lt. Robert Randolph's assault on Andrew Jackson's nose, and the remarkable tale of Col. C. Garis. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, an excerpt from the 1940 WPA book "The Ohio Guide," a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Fayette County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Fayette County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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