FAIRFIELD COUNTY OHIO
1895 Map of Ohio
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for Large Map)
Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states
MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS
Fairfield County Probate Court
210 E. Main St., Room 301
Lancaster, OH 43130
Lancaster Health Dept
117 W Wheeling St, Lancaster, OH 43130
Fairfield County District Library
219 N Broad St, Lancaster, OH 43130
Lancaster Cemetary Department
1238 N. Columbus Street
Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Closed on Holidays
Fairfield County's productive soil and "fair fields" gave the county its name.
Lancaster, the county seat, was one of early Ohio's most prominent towns and a center of politics and law. Among Lancaster's famous citizens were Senator Thomas Ewing, John Sherman and his brother Civil War General William Sherman.
A natural attraction of the county is the Mount Pleasant sandstone outcrop called Standing Stone. At one time an Indian village, Tarhe Town, was situated around the rock.
Principle Industries include; stone-clay-glass, machinery, paper, leather, food, metals, television equipment, gray iron castings, oil field machinery, storage batteries, shoes, boxes, glass tableware, automotive equipment. Agricultural products include; dairy, hogs, cattle and calves.