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History of Hancock County [Ohio] from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time
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History of Hancock County (OH) from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, together with reminiscences of pioneer life, incidents, statistical tables, and biographical sketches. D. B. Beardsley. Softcover, (1881), repr. 1991, New, Index, 490 pp.
The first permanent settlement in what is now Hancock Co., OH took place about 1815. The first third of this book presents a general history of the County, while the final two thirds. gives a history of each of its townships and communities. The township histories name many of the early settlers, and contain over 120 biographies, as well as lists of local officials, etc. A new name index has been added which will make the book much easier to use.