History of Athens County, Ohio and the First Settlement of the State at Marietta
Author: Charles Walker
Published: 2002 reprint of 1869 original
Paperback, 600 pages
Athens was one of the earliest organized counties in Ohio. This rare history documents the first settlement of the county and the struggles the pioneers encountered in founding a society there. In chapters ranging over the Indian occupation of Ohio, including Lord Dunmore's War; the Ohio Company; Ohio University; and all the individual townships within Athens County, the author blends historical facts, personal recollections, biographies, and statistics to create a detailed and comprehensive picture of the county's history and growth. Featured here are lists of county officials; justices of the peace; trustees of Ohio University; population and agriculture statistics; and, for each township, biographical sketches of prominent residents.