By Stephen Kelley

Adams County was once tested on July 10, 1797. Carved out of the previous Northwest, it's the third-oldest county in Ohio, predating the kingdom by way of greater than 5 years. The county's southern boundary is the Ohio River, as soon as a necessary part within the trade and development of the county. whilst the 1st explorers and settlers got here right here, prehistoric earthworks dotted the panorama. the main major, the good Serpent Mound, is preserved this present day in a public park. In antebellum days, the county was once a hotbed of abolitionist actions with numerous "stations" geared up at the Underground Railroad. throughout the Civil warfare, accomplice normal John H. Morgan and his raiders gone through the county taking horses, foodstuff, and whatever they loved. The classic perspectives during this e-book that aid inform the tale of the county come from the collections of the Adams County ancient Society, the Adams County Genealogical Society, and several other inner most sources.

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