JACKSON COUNTY OHIO HISTORY SOURCES


This page lists several sources of information about this county's history. This particular page is not intended as a source of genealogical records although some of the books may contain information about some people in the county. It is most probably not a complete list. If anyone knows of additional sources that contain significant historical information (not just a passing mention of the county), please let me know and I will add it to the page. Also let me know where a copy of the source can be found for viewing or purchase.

Brief History of the Communities in the 23 Counties of the Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Company Service Area, by John W. Robison, Emily Nicholson, Barbara J. Frazey, Information Section, Public Relations Dept., Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Company, 1957.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Charcoal Furnaces of the Hanging Rock Iron Region, by Virgil and Marguerite Ramsey. Pictures and general information about charcoal furnaces in Southeastern Ohio.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Down Memory's Lane, by Estella Horton Dempsey, 1975. Memories of living in Jackson County.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Early Jackson, by Romaine A. Jones ed., 1942.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Early Railroad Transportation in Jackson County, Ohio, by Ruth Winters Odell, 1986.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library, 120 North Market St., McArthur Ohio 45651. Phone (740) 596-5691, Fax (740) 596-2477.


Eisteddfod, by Florence Evans, 1939. Musical history of Jackson.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Geology of Southern Ohio, by Wilbur Stout, 1916. A geological survey.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.
2. Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library, 120 North Market St., McArthur Ohio 45651. Phone (740) 596-5691, Fax (740) 596-2477.


Historical Collections of Ohio, by Howe, 1889. Volume 1 contains early Jackson County history.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


History of Coalton and Coal Township, by ?, 1953, 83p.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The State Library of Ohio, 274 East First Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43201. Phone (614) 644-7061.
2. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


History of Industry in Jackson County, Ohio, by F. C. Morrow, 1956, 291p., indexed

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The State Library of Ohio, 274 East First Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43201. Phone (614) 644-7061.
2. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.
3. Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library, 120 North Market St., McArthur Ohio 45651. Phone (740) 596-5691, Fax (740) 596-2477.


History of Jackson County, Ohio, by Ben Ames Williams. Excerpts taken from books.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library, 120 North Market St., McArthur Ohio 45651. Phone (740) 596-5691, Fax (740) 596-2477.


History of Jackson County, by Romaine A. Jones ed., 1953, 91p., indexed. The Jackson County Genealogical Society has reprinted this book and has it for sale.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The State Library of Ohio, 274 East First Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43201. Phone (614) 644-7061.
2. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.
3. For sale by Jackson County Genealogical Society (see my page about them).


History of Jackson County, Ohio, by D. W. Williams, 1900, 188p. The original is not actually indexed. What it calls an index is more of a table of contents. The Jackson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society reprinted the book in 1981 with an everyname index.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The State Library of Ohio, 274 East First Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43201. Phone (614) 644-7061.
2. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio, by ?, 1884, 875p.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The State Library of Ohio, 274 East First Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43201. Phone (614) 644-7061.
2. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


History of the Pioneer Men and Plants in Southern Ohio, by G. E. Carlyle, 1948, 52p.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The State Library of Ohio, 274 East First Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43201. Phone (614) 644-7061.


History of Welsh Settlements in Jackson and Gallia Counties of Ohio, by William R. Evans, 1896 (reprinted 1988), 72p., indexed

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The State Library of Ohio, 274 East First Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43201. Phone (614) 644-7061.
2. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.
3. Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library, 7 Spruce St., Gallipolis Ohio 45631. Phone (740) 446-7323, Fax (740) 446-1701.


Jackson County Historical Calendar, by The Iron Valley Archives Society, 1976. Pictures and history of Jackson County sites.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Jackson County Ohio, History and Families, by various authors, compiled by the Jackson County Genealogical Society, 1991. Contains county history info, family histories, church histories.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.
2. For sale by Jackson County Genealogical Society (see my page about them).


Jackson County: Its History and Its People, by Robert Edgar Ervin, Liberty Press, Jackson Ohio, 1995.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Jackson, Ohio Post Office, by The U. S. Postal Service, 1973. General history of Jackson Ohio Post Office. Contains a history of Jackson County postal services by Gwyn A. Parry.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Morgan's Raid Losers, by Vore, Roberts, 1977. History of Morgan's raid into Ohio, including Morgan Raid claims and damages in Jackson County.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Ohio's 88 Counties, by County Commissioners' Clerks and Engineer's Secretaries Association of the State of Ohio, 1973.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Record of Blacks and Mulatto Persons in Jackson County, by Dr. Gwum Parry, 1961. General history of black persons living in Jackson County.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Salt Springs History and Maps, by Emmett Conway. Geological information of Jackson County salt licks.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Symmes Creek: Historical Events and Stories of "The Symmes Valley" (including Jackson, Gallia, and Lawrence Counties, Ohio), by Wayne B. Ingles, 1976

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The State Library of Ohio, 274 East First Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43201. Phone (614) 644-7061.
2. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


Standard History of the Hanging Rock Iron Region of Ohio, by E. B. Willard, 1916 (reprinted 1983), 1356p., 2 vols., indexed

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The State Library of Ohio, 274 East First Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43201. Phone (614) 644-7061.
2. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.
3. Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library, 120 North Market St., McArthur Ohio 45651. Phone (740) 596-5691, Fax (740) 596-2477.
4. Many other libraries, especially in southeastern Ohio.


Then and Now, A Brief History of Jackson, by Katherine Stevison Sheward, submitted for the Junior Federated Women's Club, 1976.

Where can I find a copy?:
1. The Jackson City Library, 21Broadway St., Jackson Ohio 45640. Phone (740) 286-4111.


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The maintainer of this page is Charles R. Weese: cweese@hughes.net

Please do not ask the page maintainer any specific genealogical questions unless he has volunteered to do lookups in specific sources on another page of this site. Specific questions, such as where do I find such-and-such and do you know anything about so-and-so's family are best handled in queries or on the mailing list.

Last updated: Saturday, 01-Apr-2006 12:42:06 MST