Samuel Heighway founded Waynesville in 1797 and thought his town would become the capital of the Northwest Territory--a dream that never materialized. However, Waynesville did grow up to become the "Antiques Capital of the Midwest," snagging its own little piece of American heritage. Older than the state of Ohio, Waynesville has been home to its original settlers, the Quakers, and a long line of pioneers whose descendents still live in the area . . . even the ghosts have a hard time moving on! Waynesville successfully maintains its illusion of small-town America, to the delight of citizens and visitors alike.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Author Dennis E. Dalton, a descendant from pioneer stock including the Boone family, inherited his love of history by listening to the stories of his great-grandfather Elijah M. Casey. For over 50 years, Dalton has involved himself in historical lectures, storytelling, and tourism. In 1993, the Warren County Board of Commissioners officially named him "Warren County Town Crier," an avocation he still thoroughly enjoys.