Discover the Perry County Ohio of yesteryear in this NEW 8.5" x 11" booklet, an excerpt from History of Southeastern Ohio and the Muskingum Valley, a rare history originally published in 1928 by S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. of Chicago. The 69 page spiral bound booklet is printed on 60# bond paper with the front cover protected with a vinyl sheet. Some of the topics included are: Prehistoric Man and the Glenford Fort; Mounds; Indians; Zane’s Trace; Organization of County; County Buildings; Somerset versus New Lexington - Rivalry for County Seat; Townships; History of somerset; Tobacco Crops and Industry; Churches; Schools; Madison Academy at Mount Perry; Newspapers; Railroads; Perry County in the Country’s Wars; Morgan Raiders in Perry County; Names of Spanish-American War veterans and World War I casualties; Mineral Wealth -- Iron, Coal, Oil, Gas; Successful Men -- Col. James H. Taylor, E.S. Colborn, James M. Comly, Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, Janurius Aloysius MacGahan, Stephen B. Elkins, Jeremiah M. Rusk, Gen. Thomas Richey, William E. Finck, Mell G. Underwood; Census for 1900, 1910 and 1920; Public Utility Values; Banks; New Lexington -- History, Manufactories, facilities; and Crooksville. Illustrations include: MacGahan Monument at New Lexington, the “Old Square” Courthouse in Somerset; an Old Time Toll Gate; St. Aloysius Academy, New Lexington; and a full-page sketch of New Lexington’s “new” High School.
Perry County(USA Series), OH
Sources: History of Perry County Ohio USA; History of Southeastern Ohio and the Muskingum Valley
Authors: Mary L. Geiffs
Original Publication Year: 1928
Original Publisher: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co.
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