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.
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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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June 22, 2016 Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, caused a bit of stir this week when a photo was published that showed a small piece of tape over the camera of his MacBook laptop. more »
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