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In 1807, Christian Deardorff and Jesse Slingluff set out for the Ohio frontier. Before leaving, the men laid out the plat of a village that would sit at the banks of the Tuscarawas River. Over the next 10 years as Deardorff toiled away in his bachelor cabin, he held on to the dream of building his vision. The original plat map the two men devised contained 256 lots with land set aside for churches, schools, and a spacious downtown square. Today, over 200 years after Slingluff and Deardorff filed their plat at Zanesville, Dover continues to reflect their vision of a pleasant little town situated on the Tuscarawas River.
ISBN: 9780738577128
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 185
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Matthew S. Lautzenheiser grew up in Dover and attended Dover schools. He has been the director of the Dover Historical Society and J. E. Reeves Home since 2005. The J. E. Reeves Home is a beautiful fully restored, late-19th-century Victorian home complete with many original furnishings. The images for Dover were provided by the Dover Historical Society. Since 1958, the Dover Historical Society has been committed to preserving and sharing the rich and unique history of Dover and the greater Tuscarawas Valley.
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