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County fair steeped in history

Roots go back to 1819

August 29, 2013
By Sam Shawver - The Marietta Times (sshawver@mariettatimes.com) , The Marietta Times

The Washington County Fair probably had its roots in the early 19th century, according to a 1927 Marietta Times article by A.K. Bedilion, who traced the event back to the formation of "The Agricultural and Manufacturing Society of Washington and Wood Counties" in 1819.

 
 

 

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