Historic Tales of Meigs County, Ohio

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Organized in 1819, Meigs County rests in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio along the beautiful Ohio River. The land’s deep reservoirs of coal and salt provided early residents work in mines and in shipping the goods via steamboat and railroad. Local communities also nurtured talented scholars like James McHenry Jones and poets and writers such as James Edwin Campbell and Ambrose Bierce, as well as Dr. Brewster Higley VI, whose poetry inspired the American classic “Home on the Range.” The county is home to Ohio’s oldest standing courthouse in Chester and to Pomeroy, the only town in America with no cross streets. Join historians Jordan and Calee Pickens as they recount times of prosperity and hardship that have been engrained on the timeline of Meigs County.
ISBN: 9781467144254
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 35
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jordan D. Pickens and his wife, Calee, have been married since 2013 and are lifelong residents of Meigs County. Jordan has previously released Images of America: Meigs County, which was coauthored by Dr. Ivan M. Tribe. Jordan was also an associate producer for the Emmy-nominated Our Town: Pomeroy documentary under Evan Shaw. Jordan and Calee are both former trustees of the Meigs County Pioneer and Historical Society, where Jordan served as president and Calee as museum director. The couple teach social studies and science, respectively, at Southern High School. They have two children, Andrew and Clara.
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