Athens County, Ohio (Images of America Series)

Overview


Athens County, Ohio, came out of the pioneer spirit of a new nation expanding westward after the Revolutionary War into the Northwest Territory. Upon declaration of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the Ohio Company of Associates bought millions of acres of land to sell to land-hungry easterners. In 1788, the first boat of new settlers arrived in Marietta, Ohio. By 1797, wars with the Native Americans had ended and more land became available. When they got here, settlers found some rich farmland, but more ...
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Overview


Athens County, Ohio, came out of the pioneer spirit of a new nation expanding westward after the Revolutionary War into the Northwest Territory. Upon declaration of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the Ohio Company of Associates bought millions of acres of land to sell to land-hungry easterners. In 1788, the first boat of new settlers arrived in Marietta, Ohio. By 1797, wars with the Native Americans had ended and more land became available. When they got here, settlers found some rich farmland, but more importantly they discovered salt, coal, clay and a need for industry to provide for the needs of the people. Opportunities abounded to make fortunes in other places from the resources readily available locally. Central to the development of Athens County was the vision people had years before the first settlers arrived; they dreamed of and made provisions for a university in the new territory. Today, more than 200 years later, Ohio University thrives in the city of Athens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738593838
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/23/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,375,222
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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Author Ron Luce has sought a diverse collection of images to provide a sampling of this beautiful county's good times and struggles. Short, concise captions tease out a foundational sense of this place--its people and their stories.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Before There Was an Athens County, Ohio 9

2 The Founding of Athens County and Early Pioneers 15

3 Townships, Villages, Cities, and a Handful of Stories 25

4 Athens County in Times of Trouble 113

5 Select Images of Athens Country's Past 119

Bibliography 127

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