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How the areas we call home got their names

1785: Fort Harmar at center of it all

March 31, 2015 Over time, the Ohio and Muskingum rivers shifted with the advent of the lock and dam system, making it hard to pinpoint an exact location of where Fort Harmar sat as the headquarters of the U.. more »»

Where are the original 48?

September 14, 2013 On April 7, 1788, a fleet of boats arrived at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers carrying 48 men from New England who desired to “plant a Christian nation in the midst of a savage... more »»

Marietta traces roots to 1788

April 8, 2013 Old blends with new in this historic river town that first gained fame as the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory. more »»

Industrial center of city now site of city’s Frontier Shopping Center

April 8, 2013 Marietta was built one brick at a time. And most of those bricks came from the Cisler Brick Works, which in the late 1800s was one of the largest industries in the city employing hundreds of people. more »»

Harmar used to be separate from city

April 8, 2013 Marietta was a city divided by the Muskingum River from 1837 to 1890. more »»

Up until the 1820s, education was a private venture in Ohio

April 8, 2013 In the early 1800s, students were educated in homes, blockhouses and churches in places such as Newport, Marietta, Belpre and Waterford. more »»

First county courthouse built in 1798

April 8, 2013 Although sentencing and punishments differ a bit, crimes were handled about the same in Ohio’s first 100 years as they are today. more »»

What it means to be the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory

April 8, 2013 It’s always good to be number one. Bragging rights and al. more »»

Former resident shares boyhood memories of flood

April 8, 2013 By Carlos Burr Dawes, as told to Linda Showalter, December 1985. When the flood of 1913 came along, Father seemed to know more than anybody else about i. more »»

What if ... With strong ties to expansion, Marietta was a contender to be a new nation’s capital city

April 5, 2013 By Tom Hrach The Marietta Times Marietta may be a sleepy small town on the Ohio River, but if some enterprising early pioneers had had their way the city would now be home to some of the most... more »»

Covered Bridges: Washington County's link to the past

April 5, 2013 BY CONNIE CARTMELL The Marietta Times Romance is alive and well getting from here to ther. more »»

A handful of early Marietta businesses still operate locally today

January 5, 2008 There’s an old saying that if a new business survives five years, it will be successful and continue to operate for many years after. more »»

Early school pioneered education: Muskingum Academy taught classical subjects

January 5, 2008 Marietta College and nearby Ohio University pride themselves on their early educational history in the area, but only the Muskingum Academy in Marietta can lay claim to the Northwest Territory’s... more »»

Mounds provide link to Ohio’s past

January 5, 2008 In many ways Ohio’s Native American earthworks remain a mystery. more »»



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