Adams County (Images of America) by Stephen Kelley

By Stephen Kelley

Adams County was once validated on July 10, 1797. Carved out of the outdated Northwest, it's the third-oldest county in Ohio, predating the nation by way of greater than 5 years. The county's southern boundary is the Ohio River, as soon as a necessary part within the trade and progress of the county. while the 1st explorers and settlers got here the following, prehistoric earthworks dotted the panorama. the main major, the nice Serpent Mound, is preserved this day in a public park. In antebellum days, the county used to be a hotbed of abolitionist actions with a number of "stations" prepared at the Underground Railroad. throughout the Civil conflict, accomplice normal John H. Morgan and his raiders gone through the county taking horses, nutrition, and something they loved. The classic perspectives during this publication that aid inform the tale of the county come from the collections of the Adams County old Society, the Adams County Genealogical Society, and several other deepest sources.

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