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WELCOME to
LAWRENCE COUNTY,
OHIO
History & Genealogy

HISTORY
 

Source:
A Standard History of
THE HANGING ROCK IRON REGION OF OHIO

An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with the Extended
Survey of the Industrial and Commercial Development
Vol. I
ILLUSTRATED

Hon. Daniel W. Williams
Editor for Jackson County
George O. Newman
Editor for Scioto County

Charles B. Taylor
Editor for Vinton County
Publishers: The Lewis Publishing Company
1916
 

CHAPTER I.

NATURAL AND IMPROVED RICHES

NEGLECT NEAR-BY RICHES - BACK TO THE SOIL - GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY - THE COAL VEINS - COKING COALS - GRADES OF IRON ORES - CLAIMS FOR NATIVE ORES - THE DIFFERENT CLAYS - THE MAXVILLE LIMESTONE - GREAT CEMENT DEPOSITS - MINERAL STRATA OF THE COUNTY - NATURAL GAS - AS AN APPLE COUNTRY - HORTICULTURAL HISTORY - RISE OF THE ROME BEAUTY - SET-BACK OF 1885-90 - NELSON COX - GOSPEL OF SPRAYING INTRODUCED - MARKETS NO LONGER GLUTTED.

CHAPTER II.

OF GENERAL COUNTY INTEREST.
Pg. 249

CREATED AND NAMED - COUNTY SEAT, BURLINGTON - FIRST OFFICERS - JAIL, FIRST COUNTY BUILDING - TAXES AND OTHER MONEY MATTERS - FIRST MARRIAGE 0 FIRST JUDGES AND LAWYERS - THE BURLINGTON COURTHOUSE - TAXES FOR 1818 - FOUNDING OF THE IRON FURNACES - POPULATION IN 1820 AND 1830 - CENSUS BY TOWNSHIPS, 1840, 1850, 1860 - POSTOFFICES IN 1850 - IRONTON FOUNDED - COUNTY SEAT REMOVAL - ERECTION OF IRONTON COURTHOUSE - PROPERTY VALUATIONS 1856 - 1866 - TRANSITORY PERIOD - POPULATION 1890 - 1910 - PROPERTY VALUATION IN 1914 - PRESENT COURTHOUSE AND JAIL - COUNTY INFIRMARY - LAWRENCE COUNTY CHILDREN'S HOME - COUNTY SYSTEM OF EDUCATION - STATISTICS BY DISTRICTS - COUNTY MANAGEMENT - HIGH SCHOOLS - DUTIES OF SUPERINTENDENTS - MEDICAL AND LEGAL COUNTY SOCIETIES.

CHAPTER III.

THE IRON INDUSTRIES.
Pg. 265

WHEN IRONTON BECAME THE CENTER - PIONEER LAWRENCE COUNTY FURNACES - HANGING ROCK IN 1833 - OLD ARBILLITE, OF KENTUCKY - OTHER GREENUP CONCERNS - BRUSH CREEK AND JAMES RODGERS - PINE GROVE FURNACE FOUNDED - ARRIVAL OF JOHN CAMPBELL - INTRODUCTION OF THE HOT BLAST - FIRST FURNACE SHUT DOWN ON THE SABBATH - THE ELLISON AND ROBERT HAMILTON - J. RIGGS AND COMPANY - MR. CAMPBELL MAKES HANGING ROCK HIS HOME - THE CAMPBELL FURNACE INTERESTS - THE OLD COLD BLAST FURNACES - HAMILTON AND CAMPBELL PART COMPANY - THE HANGING ROCK OF 1846 - CAMPBELL AND WILLARD, DELEGATES TO BUFFALO - SITE OF IRONTON DIRECTED TO BUY THE ENTIRE SITE - THE HANGING ROCK RAILROAD FALLS THROUGH - DR. C. BRIGGS, DIPLOMAT - THE OHIO IRON AND COAL COMPANY - CHOLERA PRECAUTIONS - THE IRON RAILROAD - IRONTON ROLLING MILL BUILT - OTHER IRON FACTORIES - OAK RIDGE FURNACE AN ILL-FATED VENTURE - INDUSTRIAL CONDITIONS OF 1857 - REVIVAL OF THE LATER '60S - BELFONT IRON WORKS FOUNDED - THE TRANSITIONAL '70S - LATER FURNACES - MEANS, KYLE AND COMPANY - EUGENE B. WILLARD - DEATHS OF JOHN CAMPBELL AND CALEB BRIGGS - THE HANGING ROCK IRON COMPANY - THE HECLA IRON AND MINING COMPANY - OLD HECLA FURNACE AGAIN - PROPOSED NATIONAL ARMORY - ABUNDANT CHARCOAL SUPPLY - PROPOSED NAVY YARD - THE CHARCOAL IRON COMPANY - LAST COLD BLAST CHARCOAL FURNACE - THE BELFONT IRON WORKS - THE KELLY NAIL AND IRON WORKS - THE MARTING IRON AND STEEL COMPANY.

CHAPTER IV.

CIVIL WAR.
Pg. 290

PATRIOTIC RIVALRY - NUMBER OF SOLDIERS BY TOWNSHIPS - HOW THEY WERE DISTRIBUTED - FIRST THREE VOLUNTEER COMPANIES - BULK OF SERVICE IN VIRGINIA REGIMENTS - FIRST ACTION AT GUYANDOTTE - TOWN PARTLY BURNED BY UNION SOLDIERS - CAPTAIN DAVEY'S LIGHT ARTILLERY - BATTERY L - THE BUSY YEAR OF 1862 - RELIEF ACTIVITIES - NEWS FROM THE FRONT - PROMOTION OF WILLIAM H. POWELL - PREPARATION FOR MORGAN - COLONEL POWELL RETURNS FROM LIBBY - IN 1864 THE WAR STILL RAGING - LOSSES OF THE FIFTH VIRGINIA - GEN. WILLIAM H. ENOCHS - THE NINETY-FIRST OHIO - THE VETERAN ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-THIRD OHIO - THE SOLDIERS' PRESIDENTIAL VOTE - CONSOLIDATION OF SECOND VIRGINIA CAVALRY.

CHAPTER V.

IRONTON AND THE VILLAGES.
Pg. 300

DEVELOPMENT OF RAILROAD COMMUNICATION - GENERAL FAVORABLE CONDITIONS - TRACTS PURCHASED FOR TOWN SITE- HOW THE NAME CAME TO BE - COMPANY TELLS WHY LOTS SHOULD SELL - STATUS OF THE IRON RAILROAD - FOUNDING OF THE IRON BANK - "YOUNG AMERICA" AGAINST FOREIGN LABOR - AN EPOCHAL YEAR, 1881 - RAILROADS - ADDITIONS TO ORIGINAL SITE - CITY AS A WHOLE IN 1881 - EXTENT OF IRON INDUSTRIES - THE CLAY INDUSTRIES - THE GOLDCAMP MILL COMPANY - THE W. G. WARD LUMBER COMPANY - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - FIRST NATIONAL BANK - SECOND NATIONAL BANK - CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK - IRON CITY SAVINGS BANK - FIRST VILLAGE CODE - DIVIDED - INTO SEVEN DISTRICTS - FIRE PREVENTION RATHER THAN CURE - POSTOFFICE MOVED TO UNION HALL - EARLY FIRE COMPANIES - BUILDING OF THE WATERWORKS - PRESENT WORKS - THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS - SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR PIONEER SCHOOLS - BOARD OF EDUCATION IN 1854 - SCHOOL RULES - KINGSBURY BECOMES SUPERINTENDENT - FIRST BRICK SCHOOLHOUSE - ENROLLMENT IN 1856 AND 1860 - SUCCESSORS OF PROFESSOR KINGSBURY - PRESENT ENROLLMENT AND SCHOOLHOUSES - PROPOSED EDUCATIONAL REFORMS - BRIGGS LIBRARY AND MEMORIAL HALL - DETAILS OF THE FOUNDATION - THE PRESS - THE IRONTON REGISTER - THE IRONTONIAN - IRONTON NEWS - TRANSPORTATION AND ELECTRICITY - NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION - HISTORIC FLOODS - VILLAGE OF COAL GROVE - OLD HANGING ROCK - THE OLD COUNTY SEAT - PROCTORVILLE, CHESAPEAKE AND ATHALIA.

CHAPTER VI.

IRONTON CHURCHES AND SOCIETIES.
Pg. 328

BAPTISTS THE RELIGIOUS PIONEERS - THE 1854 CHURCH BUILT - THE METHODISTS ORGANIZE - SPENCER CHAPTER - THE NEW CHURCH - WESLEY CHURCH FORMED - CHAPEL DEDICATED - COMMENCEMENT OF ENGLISH SERVICES - WESTERN CHARGE BECOMES WESLEY CHAPEL - THE CONSOLIDATED FIRST M. E. CHURCH - THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - A SEASON OF TRIAL - ST. LAWRENCE CATHOLIC CHURCH - CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH - IMMANUEL M. E. CHURCH - ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH - FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - THE GERMAN LUTHERANS - OTHER RELIGIOUS BODIES - HOSPITALS - LAWRENCE LODGE NO. 198, F. AND A. M. - LAGRANGE CHAPTER NO. 68, R. A. M. - OHIO COUNCIL NO. 92, R. AND S. M. - IRONTON COMMANDERY NO. 45, K. T. - MASONIC TEMPLE - I. O. O. F. LODGES - THE REBEKAHS - GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS - THE I. O. O. F. TEMPLE - PATRIOTIC SOCIETIES - KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS - OTHER SECRET AND BENEVOLENT BODIES.
 

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