A Standard History of Ross County, Ohio

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 414 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX PIONEER HISTORY OP CHILLICOTHE The Founders Of Chillicothe--Massie Lays Out Chillicothe -- The Fortunate Hundred -- Gen. Nathaniel Massie -- First Settlement In Virginia Military District--Surveys Along The Scioto--Rev. J. B. Finley--Dr. And Governor Edward Tiffin--Governor Worthington And Adena-- Duncan Mcarthur And Fruit Farm--Col. John Mcdonald --Felix Renick And Early Stock Raising--Barring Out Slavery From Ohio--Tiffin And Baldwin On Slavery-- General, Massie's Letter--Ohio The First Free Soil State --Noted Centers Of Government--Abrams' Big House-- Savage Surgical Treatment--Whites Gather At Abrams-- Religious And Military Center--New Hope Church Or- Ganized -- Pioneer Historical Events -- Walnut STREET1 Methodist Episcopal Church -- St. Mary's Catholic Church--Competitor For The Western Theological Sem- Inary--Pioneer Schools And Teachers--Chillicothe In 1807--Tecumseh And The Chillicothe Council--Politics And Earthquake Shock--Dr. Samuel McAoow--Dr. Joseph Scott--Other Early Physicians--The Famous Madeira Hotel--The Earlier Chillicothe Inns--First Bridge Over The Scioto--Industrial Uprising--The Hydraulic Asso- Ciation -- First Town Corporation -- The Second Town Corporation. Chillicothe was incorporated as a city in 1838. In August, 1796, Gen. Nathaniel Massie laid out the original town on the western banks of the Scioto River, about three miles above the mouth of Paint Creek, and the period between these years has been designated as the pioneer era of Chillicothe. It is doubtful whether any town in Ohio brought together so many strong and unusual characters as did Chillicothe, especially during the first score years of its life. The Founders Of Chillicothe General Massie, the founder of Chillicothe, was the greatest "promoter" of his times. ...

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