Early days in Warren County, OH, including the communities of Lebanon, South Lebanon (Deerfield), Franklin, Waynesville, Morrow, Harveysburg, Springboro, Ridgeville, Butlerville, Murdoch, Mason, Maineville, Foster's and King's Mills, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 43 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 Computer-Enhanced 8 1/2 x 11 Prints made from engravings in the original book, suitable for framing. They include the 1886 photo of Lebanon, a view of an old style schoolhouse "in the forties," and a sketch of Shakers Dancing. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Buckskin Petticoats; Early Settlers; Forfeitures; the Perilous Adventures of Capt. Benham; the Laying Out of Lebanon in 1802; a Courtroom in a Tavern; Turtle Creek Valley; National Normal University; the Unusual Death of Clement Vallandigham; the Old graveyard; the Rise and Decline of the Shaking Quakers; Fort Ancient; and Why Pres. Jefferson Removed Gov. St. Clair. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, and biographies of Gov. Thomas Corwin, Edward D. Mansfield (the "Sage of Yamoyden" and an author and statistician), Gen. William Schenck (founder of Franklin and promoter of the Ohio Canal), Gov. Jeremiah Morrow, Supreme Court Judge John McLean, Joshua Collett (Ohio Supreme Court Judge), Gen. Robert C. Schenek, Admiral James F. Schenek, Judge Francis Dunlevy, Gov. Durbin Ward, James Scott, William Henry Venable (the Teacher Poet), and Achilles Pugh (abolitionist printer, who once scared off Indians by removing his false teeth!) The Howe history covers the development of this area until about 1890, while excerpts from The Ohio Guide, a WPA Writers project, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities.A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Warren County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Warren County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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