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Delaware County, Ohio

History & Genealogy

Source: 
20th century history of Delaware County, Ohio
and representative citizens
Publ: Chicago, Ill. :: Biographical Pub. Co., by James R. Lytle 
1908
Transcribed by Sharon Wick

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. - GEOLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY
  Bad Rock Geology - The Ice Age - Water Supply - Soils - Surface Features - Timber - Agricultural Products - Mineral Springs - pg. 17
CHAPTER II. - INDIAN OCCUPATION
  Prehistoric Races- The Red Race - The Delawares - Relations Between the Settlers and the Indians - War of 1812 - Anecdotes. - Pg. 41
CHAPTER III. - SETTLEMENT OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE STATE OF OHIO.
  Boundaries Defined - Derivation of the Title and Early Explorations - Achievement of George Rogers Clark - State Cessions and Indian Treaties - Settlement - Indian Wars - St. Clair's Defeat - Wayne's Campaign and Battle of Fallen Timber - Organization of the Northwest Territory - Organization of the State of Ohio. - Page 54
CHAPTER IV. - SETTLEMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF DELAWARE COUNTY
  Derivation of Title - First Settlement - Growth of Population - First Events - Pioneer Industries - Early Roads and Taverns - Organization of the County - Early Political History - County and Other Officials. - Pg. 72
CHAPTER V. - DELAWARE - THE COUNTY SEAT.
  When Laid Out and by Whom - Its Settlement and History - Early Military Importance - Stores and Early Industries - Growth of Population - Incorporation - City Government Organized - Roster of Officials - Public Buildings - Water Works - Fire Department - Cemeteries. - Pg. 104
CHAPTER VI. - TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES
  Early Roads and Stage Coaches - Turnpikes - Proposed Canal - The Railroad Era - First Successful Railroad - Other Railroad Enterprises - Railroad Shops Located in Delaware - Electric Railways. - Pg. 122
CHAPTER VII. - MANUFACTURES
  Manufacturing Possibilities of Delaware County - Early Mills and Mill Machinery - A Tragic Occurrence - Chair Manufacture- Lumber, Furniture, Etc. - Flour Mills - Distilleries - Leather - Textile Products - Paper - Mills - Oil Enterprises - Foundries, Etc. - Artificial Ice - Light, Heat and Power - Brooms - Evaporated Goods - Clay Products - Cigars - Creameries - Lime and Stone - Gas Manufacture. - Pg. 130
CHAPTER VIII. - BANKS AND BANKING
  A History of the Banks of Delaware County - Past and Present - Pg. 153
CHAPTER IX. - PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
  The Ladies' Christian Union - Delaware County Infirmary - Children's Home of Delaware - Home for the Aged - Jane M. Case Memorial Hospital - Girls' Industrial Home. - Pg. 162
CHAPTER X. - THE PRESS
  Newspapers and Editors of the Past and of the Present - Pg. 188
CHAPTER XI. - EDUCATION (I)
  Introductory - Public Schools of the City of Delaware - District Schools and Early Teachers - St. Mary's Parochial School - Statistics - Delaware City Library - Delaware County Historical and Archeological Society. - Pg. 193
CHAPTER XII. - EDUCATION (II)
  Ohio Wesleyan University.
CHAPTER XIII. - RELIGIOUS OR CHURCH HISTORY OF DELAWARE COUNTY
  First Churches and Pioneer Ministers - General History of Religious Organizations - Churches and Clergy of Today. - Pg. 237
CHAPTER XIV. - THE BENCH AND BAR
  Early History - First Court and First Lawyers - The Present Bar and Its High Standing. - Pg. 297
CHAPTER XV. - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION
  Delaware County Medical Men of the Past and of the Present. - Pg. 342
CHAPTER XVI. - MILITARY HISTORY OF THE COUNTY
  Revolutionary War - War of 1812 - Seminole War - Mexican War - War of the Rebellion - Spanish-American War. - Pg. 378
CHAPTER XVII. - FRATERNAL AND BENEVOLENT ORGANIZATIONS
  Masons - Knights of Pythias - Independent Order of Odd Fellows - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks - Ancient Order of Hibernians - Improved Order of Red Men - Other Societies. - Pg. 416
CHAPTER XVIII. - TOWNSHIPS AND TOWNS - partially done
  Settlement and Organization of the Townships - Settlement and Founding of the Towns - Sketches of Ashley, Galena, Sunbury, Ostrander, Lewis Center, Powell, Radnor, and other towns. - Pg. 435
BIOGRAPHICAL - Pg. 497

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