Meigs County Atlas Maps of 1877
Includes ownership and building locations as they existed in 1877
Ohio West Virginia Middleport - Coalport (5 Wards) New Haven (Mason County) Pomeroy - 1st Ward (Welshtown-Minersville to Old Buckeye Salt Works) Mason City (Mason County) Pomeroy - 2nd Ward (Old Buckeye Salt Works to Naylor's Run) Graham Station (Mason County) Pomeroy - 3rd Ward (Naylor's Run to Ebenezer St-Monkey Run) Belleville (Wood County) Pomeroy - 4th Ward (Ebenezer St-Monkey Run to Middleport-Coalport) Murraysville (Jackson County) Minersville Ravenswood (Jackson County) Racine Antiquity Letart Falls [Letartsville] Syracuse Portland Reedsville Carletonville Condorville Hockingport (Athens County, OH)
These maps show land owners and buildings on both the sides of the river - OH and WV - as they existed in 1877.
The letters "C x P", shown in the center of the river, refer to "miles to Cincinnati" and "miles to Pittsburgh")
|Carlton - Silver Run - Leading Creek||Lakin - Hallwood - West Columbia|
|Buffington Island||Little Sandy Creek|
|Ground Hog Run||Turkey Run - Ravenswood North|
|Sand Creek Island||Sand Creek - Ravenswood South|
|Bicknell Chapel||Cedar Run - Pleasant View Landing|
|Great Bend - Old Town Creek||Worth Bottom|
|Saxton - Tanners Run||Willow Grove Landing - Estar|
|Goose Island - Mikes Run||Ripley Landing - Big Mill Creek||Apple Grove||Little Mill Creek - Millwood - Mt. Alto|
|OK Landing - Alexander Landing||Tumbleson Run - Letart Island|
|Letart Falls - Letartsville||Letart - Spring Run|
|Tuppers Run - Plants - Antiquity||Two Mile Creek - West Creek|
|Hockingport - Indian Run - Sugarcamp Run||Harris Ferry|
|Eden - Sugar Run||Lee Creek|
|Reedsville - Randolph Ferry Landing||Belleville|
|Cedar Point Landing||Pond Creek - Lone Cedar|
|Forked Run||Lone Cedar - Bull Run - Neptune|
|Shade River - Dewitts Run||Robinson Run - Robinson Landing - Polk|
|Hazel (Hazael)||Coleman Landing - Muses Bottom - Morgan Landing|
|Portland||Gunners Run - Skull Run|
These maps are not in my possession. I have used images in a file format called MrSid (*.sid) which requires a special viewer. After enlarging each image, I use a screen capture utility to separate images for larger viewing and indexing. There is enough overlap between maps that they can be printed and pieced together if needed. Printing them may be easier for reading as the handwriting, although very beautiful, twists and turns with the course of the river.
Most towns and communities with streets have their own atlas maps which basically cover the entire town inland away from the river as it existed in 1877. There are also river maps showing property owners and buildings on both sides of the river, but these do not go inland as far as the town maps. I'm not sure the color shadings yellow, red and green actually have any significance other than just to divide up sections of the maps. The river maps cover areas adjacent to the river but occasionally do go as much as a mile or so, inland. Town maps, however, are usually complete and show:
*land owner names (but not all 'lot' owners)
*locations of salt wells and coal banks
*manufacturing names and wharfs
*locations and names of churches and schools
*road and street names
*names of the Creeks and Runs
*location of buildings on both lots and tracts of land
*. . . . . . all as they existed in the year 1877 . . . . . .
*these might answer some of your questions about where you ancestors lived
We have indexed and separated all the maps along the Ohio River from the Meigs/Gallia county line to the Meigs/Athens County line so they are easily viewed and printable on the web. Please let me know if this project is helpful firstname.lastname@example.org What might be very useful to researchers would be for a volunteer to index the names written on these maps. If done in MS Excel, they could be sorted and used in a variety of ways. If anyone would like to tackle this, please let me know and I can provide some sort of template for you to use. Because the written names on the maps are part of an image, they will not be found using an Internet search until they are shown as typed text in database or list and posted on the Internet and that would be very helpful.
About the maps:
These extremely detailed maps are from an illustrated 1877 Atlas of the Upper Ohio River and Valley from Pittsburgh, Pa. to Cincinnati, Ohio, drawn by E. L. Hayes. They are some of the most extraordinary county atlas's produced in the 19th century showing hand colored lithographs of tracts, buildings, ownership, lot numbers, etc, and were published in Philadelphia by Titus, Simmons & Titus in 1877. The original high resolution scans are by David Rumsey Cartographers http://www.davidrumsey.com
Meigs Treasures - 1850 - 1900:
Here are a few rare finds that you probably won't find elsewhere - please take a look
Six (6) hand drawn sketches of the Pomeroy waterfront drawn by E. P. Branch, on March 7, 1858, while ice bound on the steamer "J. B. Ford" - click to view - Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6
1857 School Teacher Examiners Record
Pages 1-2 - Applicants names, scores and results [IMAGE] - - - | - - - Transcribed text page
Pages 3-4 - Examination questions [IMAGE] - - - | - - - Transcribed text page
This 1857 School Teacher Examiners Record provides information about individuals who on December 5, 1857 took the test to become certified to teach in Meigs County schools. It also includes are the questions the school examiners used the administered the test. The record lists the names, ages, places of birth, and residences of the applicants as well as their scores and who was chosen. The examination included questions about geography, arithmetic, grammar, and orthography (the science of correct spelling). Thirty applicants received seventeen certificates. Read the questions yourself and see how you score - click on "transcribed text page" above.
Several rare photos and facts about of the Meigs County Soldiers Monument.
Photograph of the steamboat Katie Stockdale was taken around 1889 near Reedsville, Ohio. The photograph was taken by Captain Tony Meldahl.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church looking
across Butternut Street and Sugar Run toward Mulberry Street -1874
MS Word file shows details - click to download or view
Standard JPG image - click to download or view
Panoramic View Flood
View looking NW up Sugar Run in either 1897, 1907 or 1913
The large two story building (left center) is Sugar Run School on Lasley St. The school was built in 1870 - closed in 1962 and demolished in 1999. The very large house on the hill top (under the hand writing) was the residence of P. R. Stanbury as shown on the 1877 maps.
Two other pages on this web site also have Ohio
Upper Ohio River & Town Maps w/landowner names
Pittsburgh City & Allegheny City w/landowner names
The complete collection of maps
I've assembled is also available on CD.
Please e-mail for specifics on acquiring a copy.
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