CD: History of Wayne County, Ohio: From the Days of the Pioneers and First Settlers to the Present Time


This work is intended as a record of the leading features and events of Wayne County, Ohio. The book covers the period of its first settlement to the time it was written n the mid 1870s. "Wayne County, in view of her conspicuous prominence in the sisterhood of the State, demanded that her traditions and her history be written. In the name of her pioneers and that their memories be not lost; of her first white inhabitants of the forest and stream, and to secure from oblivion a chronicle of the most important events of her first settlers and first settlements, furnishing withal, a continuous narrative of her wonderful strides from wilderness-life to the imposing spectacle of her present position, the writer undertook the work." This volume has chapters covering: The North-Western Territory, topography, geology, archaeology, Indian history, agriculture, Johnny Appleseed, Indian campaigns, public officers, churches, soldiers of the Civil War, and much more. A new surname index has been included.

The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the work just as it was originally published. It is intended to look and function very much like a "real" book. There is no electronic index, and there is no electronic text to search. However, numerous electronic bookmarks have been added which make it easy to move through the book. Image numbers will match the page numbers for all of the main text, as well as the index. Any unnumbered portraits and illustrations are at the back of the actual file, to keep page numbering consistent. 

Ben Douglass

(1874), 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 922 pp.

ISBN: 9780788432323