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Belmont County TidBits
Outside crew of the Powhatan No. 1 Coal Mine, 1940. This mine opened in 1922 and closed in 1981. It was the longest deep-shaft mine in Ohio and the first to be fully mechanized.Bethesda Milling Company
in 1909. The Mill burned in 1917.
Great Western School House
Salem Methodist Church in Egypt Valley no longer stands as it was destroyed by arsonists in the late 1970's. The congregation was started around 1813 and this building was built around 1894. Services at the church ceased in the 1960's and this has been attributed to the impact of the coal mining on the community.One room schoolhouse in Egypt Valley. The structure no longer exists but students learned the three R's here in the early part of the 20th century.Elisha Gray - Son of David and Christiana Edgerton Gray
Bailey's Mills Methodist Church,
Barnesville, OH
Men's Bible Class, First Methodist Church, Barnesville, OHJudge Isaac Parker
Lampsville School Class of 1901.
Goshen Township.
Bethesda School,
Barnesville, OH
Hendrysburg, OH Photos
Hendrysburg SchoolHendrysburg Toll House - National Road (Acton Home),
Hendrysburg, OH
Ralph Kaiser and Denver Kaiser were required to tear down the Toll House on the National Road to build the exit for the I-70 at the Barnesville Hendrysburg RD junction.
Chalmers Acton plowing the National Road for paving.Old Stone House up Muskrat Road.
One of the earliest permanent homes in the state of Ohio. This is on the Dickinson Cattle Ranch.
Crooked Bridge, Built 1826
Hendrysburg, OH
S-bridges are a unique feature of the National Road. Most were soon bypassed, although at least one - near Hendrysburg - was straightened in 1933 and continued in use for several more years.
Crooked Bridge, westbound on National Road. Logan Farm. The Zane Trace ran across the crest of the hill in the background. I-70 now runs between house and barn. The S-Bridge remains under #800. Crooked Bridge, Built 1826
Hendrysburg, OH
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