The Western Address Directory

The Western Address Directory

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...and vegetable and mineral productions. The Ohio Gazetteer affords these facilities. "These anomalies, and pluralities of places of the same name, are serious difficulties, in the way of strangers understanding where different towns are situated; and causes much confusion in the transmission of letters and newspapers, by mail; not only to non-residents, but also to the people of the state of Ohio, themselves. But as there are never two places of the same name, in the same county, if all writers of letters and communications, would always designate the county, as well as the town, their communications would then be intelligible. The cause of these pluralities of names, is to be ascribed to the circumstance, that these towns are not set off and established by the state authority, as in most of the eastern states, but are established by certain local authorities, called county commissioners, appointed in each county, and constituted'for this, among other purposes and these separate boards of county commissioners have no official communication with each other, and do not know what are the names of previously existing townships, in other counties." ' The most prominent Antiquities are the numerous mounds (or tumuli, as they are sometimes called, ) and forts of earth, in the state of Ohio, as well as the western states generally, which are found interspersed through" out almost the whole extent of country, as far west and southwest of the Allegheny mountains as the country is much known. The general direction in which these fortifications, as they are called, lie, is from northeast to southwest. The place where they commence, or at least where they are remarkable, is in the western part of New York, near the southern shore of lake Ontario....show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598830
  • 9781236598837