Portage County, Ohio
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Story on The "New Township of Twinsburg"



History of Portage County, Ohio
Chicago Warner, Beers & Company 1885

Chapter 1

Chapter 2 - Coming Soon

Chapter III:  
The Pre-Historic Races--Mound-Builders-Their Great Antiquity--Occupation of the Country--The Wonderful Monuments Which they left behind them--Some Evidence of their Existence in Portage County--The North American Indians--Their Supposed Origin--Brief Sketch of them--Indians of Portage County--The Great Trail--The Indian Chiefs Bigson, Stignish and Big Cayuga--Extracts from the Reminiscences of Christian Cackler on the Indians of this Section.

Chapter IV:
 (PARTIAL) The Pioneers of Portage County--Their Heroic Perseverance and Privations--New England Transplanted on the Connecticut Western Reserve--The First Settlement made within the limits of Portage County--First Settlers of Mantua, Ravenna, Aurora and Atwater Townships--Atwater Hall, the First White Child born in the County--First Settlers of Palmyra, Deerfield, Nelson, Rootstown, Randolph, Suffield, Charlestown, Hiram, Franklin, Shalersville, Edinburg, Windham, Paris, Brimfield, Freedom, Streetsboro and Garrettsville Townships--The Portage-Summit Pioneer Association.






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