Scioto County, Ohio: Portsmouth, Ohio, Lucasville, Ohio, Sciotodale, Ohio, Franklin Furnace, Ohio, Wheelersburg, Ohio, New Boston, Ohio, Ot

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General Books LLC, Aug 15, 2011 - 42 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: Portsmouth, Ohio, Lucasville, Ohio, Sciotodale, Ohio, Franklin Furnace, Ohio, Wheelersburg, Ohio, New Boston, Ohio, Otway, Ohio, Rarden, Ohio, South Webster, Ohio, West Portsmouth, Ohio, Rosemount, Ohio, Clay Local School District, French Grant, National Register of Historic Places listings in Scioto County, Ohio, Minford, Ohio, Congress Lands East of Scioto River, Ohio State Route 253, Rubyville Elementary School, Portsmouth Raceway Park, Portsmouth Earthworks, U.S. Grant Bridge, Feurt Mounds and Village Site, Ohio State Route 73, Lower Shawneetown, Sciotoville, Ohio, Scioto Company, Tremper Mound and Works, Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Ohio State Route 823, Portsmouth Public Library, Sciotoville Bridge, Mule Town, Ohio, Shawnee State Park, Carl Perkins Bridge, Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge, Little Scioto River, Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport, Boneyfiddle Commercial District, All Saints Episcopal Church, Friendship, Ohio, Odd Fellows Hall, Clarktown, Ohio, Philip Moore Stone House, McDermott, Ohio, Scioto Furnace, Ohio, Haverhill, Ohio. Excerpt: Portsmouth is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Scioto County. The municipality is located on the northern banks of the Ohio River and east of the Scioto River in Southern Ohio. The population was 20,909 at the 2000 census. Portsmouth's roots began in the 1790s when the small town of Alexandria was founded just west of where Portsmouth is today. Alexandria was flooded numerous times by the Ohio River and the Scioto River. In 1803, Henry Massie spotted a place to move the town away from the flood plains. He began to plot the new city by distributing the land and mapping the streets. Portsmouth was founded in 1803 and was established as a city in 1815. Alexandria soon disappeared. Portsmouth quickly grew around an industrial base with the com...

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