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Washington County, Ohio
Sketch of Beverly, OH

Beverly, Ohio
Correspondence of the Cincinnati Gazette
Beverly, July 20:  Beverly is a village situated on the east side of the Muskingum river, twenty miles above Marietta, and sixteen, by land, below McConnelsville. It was laid out in 1837, and now has a population of about 1,000 inhabitants. The town is rapidly improving in size and business, and the citizens are regarded as an enterprising and energetic people in everything pertaining to its best interests.

 There is located here our National Bank, with a capital of $100,000, five dry goods stores, five groceries, two drug stores, one hardware store, one shoe and leather store, three clothing stores, two flouring mills, one foundry and one woolen factory. Messrs. Whissen, Green & Co. are now building, adjoining their mill, one of the largest and most complete woolen factories in southern Ohio, and will have it ready to do into operation by the first of September next.

 The educational interests of the town have received a very commendable share of attention. In addition to the public school, there is located here a very respectable college building, belonging to the Ohio Synod of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in which there is now taught an excellent academic school of high grade.

 The inhabitants of the village are regarded as a moral and church going people, and have regular Sabbath services in the Cumberland Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist and Disciple Churches. The C. P. denomination are now finishing their house of worship, which, when completed, will be one of the neatest and most comfortable churches, outside of Marietta, in the county.

 The Methodist and Baptist Churches are both good frame buildings, and sufficiently large to accommodate all that attend their services.

 The lock wall which gave way here last summer, and which has been such an obstruction to navigation ever since, is now being rebuilt, and the Superintendent informs me that through travel will be resumed about the 1st October.

 The farmers are now busily engaged in their harvest. The wheat crop will be much larger than was anticipated, and the quality is excellent. Grass is very heavy, and the corn and potatoes are very promising; fruit in abundance; for all of which we should be grateful to the Giver of all good.  Shamrock
[Cincinnati Daily Gazette, July 23, 1867 – TR by TK]



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