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The area has a rich and colorful history reflected in the names of the communities that we call home. Explore how the communities, counties, schools, buildings and stadiums came to be what they are.

How counties got names

February 19, 2013 Washington County, Ohio, is among 30 counties across the U.S. that were named for George Washington, Revolutionary War general and the nation’s first president. more »»

How stadiums got their names

February 19, 2013 While several area football stadiums’ monikers are tied to the home team’s mascot — Cadet Field, Cougar Field, Warrior Field — the gridirons in Marietta and Belpre were named in honor of former... more »»

How schools got their names

February 19, 2013 Named after obvious geographic areas still in use today, the names of the Belpre, Marietta, Warren and Wolf Creek school districts don’t hold a lot of mystery. more »»

How communities got their names

February 19, 2013 What’s in a name? The answer is plenty of history, tales of strength and victory and notable characters, if the stories behind some local municipalities are any example. more »»

How buildings got their names

February 19, 2013 Most buildings around town get by with just a street address. But for some Marietta sites, a number on the front door does not do it justice. more »»

More communities

February 19, 2013 Beavertown Born in Germany in 1784, Michael Beaver settled in what would be named Beavertown around 1832. more »»



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