The early history of Madison County, OH, including the communities of London, Plain City, West Jefferson, Mt. Sterling, Midway, Sumerford and South Solon, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 17 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1892 Centennial 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. A sheet of clear vinyl has been added to protect the front cover. IN ADDITION TO THE BOOKLET, the buyer will receive THREE 8 1/2 x 11 Computer-Enhanced Prints suitable for framing. Made from engravings in the original book, these include a sketch of London in 1846, a photo of London from 1887 and a photo of the cabin of Jonathan Alder. Among the many and diverse items in the booklet are: the weekly London Live Stock Sales of cows, horses, and mules; the captivity and life of Jonathan Alder among the Indians; and early setters: Benjamin Springer, William Lapin, and Joshua and James Ewing. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 Madison County officers and businesses. A brief 1933 history of newspapers in the county, an short item on Jonathan Adler from a 1941 Ohio history, a map showing the 88 counties of Ohio, a map showing 1805 Ohio, and an excerpt from The Ohio Guide (a 1940 WPA project combining historical insights with travel information) are also included.
Madison County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Madison County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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