Early days in Greene County, Ohio, and its various communities --Xenia, Bellbrook, Clifton, Yellow Springs, Jamestown, Fairfield and Cedarville -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 45 Page Booklet reproduced directly from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Guide (1940) 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 book, suitable for framing. They include: a view of 1886 Xenia shown below, an 1846 view of Xenia, and the first courthouse. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: the Shawnee town of "Old Chillicothe"; Daniel Boone and the Shawnee Indians; Col. John Bowman's expedition of 1779; the first courthouse in Greene Co. wherein a hog thief was fined 24 cents and a jury was sworn in on the Arabian Nights; other court actions; a blockhouse jail; the Seceder Denomination; Josiah Hunt, Indian fighter; the whipping post; early taverns in Xenia; the powder mill explosion and the Xenia Flood, both in 1886; feeding Hooker's Army; Tecumseh's marriage proposal; and the Soldiers and Sailors Orphan Home. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, along with biographical information on Daniel Wilson, Joseph C. Vance, the Rev. Robert Armstrong, Dr. George Watt, James Galloway, Thomas Coke Wright and Horace Mann. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, brief articles from 1941 on Cedarville, Wilburforce and Antioch colleges, excerpts from the Public Works Authority's 1940 tour guide to Ohio, a map identifying Ohio's 88 counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Greene County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Greene County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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