A Concise History of Columbus, Ohio and Franklin County
This book is an essential but concise history of Columbus, the capital city of Ohio and Franklin County. Columbus was created out of wilderness that was occupied by Native Americans. By acts of Congress in 1785 and 1787, it became part of the Northwest Territory. After Ohio became a state in 1803, the city was plotted in 1812 to become the capital of Ohio in 1816. The exciting development of the city and county, biographies of many of its prominent citizens, and pictures of downtown buildings and historic homes are presented. Also submitted in a succinct fashion, are statistical details of many aspects of its steady growth, industry, ethnicity, politics, education, religions, culture, arts, sciences, sports and other entertainment. Two hundred and fourteen images of buildings, maps, and tables are included. The author taught American and Ohio history for twelve years and has written four other books about Ohio that are listed on the inside of the back cover.
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