Harrison County

Historical Society

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Harrison County, Ohio


    The mission of the Harrison County Historical Society is to preserve and interpret our rich history. Our archives include everything from early land grants to modern playbills. Our collections include a mastodon tooth found in the county, Native American artifacts, the earliest documented photograph of New Rumley native George A. Custer and much more.

  Our primary interpretive effort is The Jimhinker, a quarterly publication of historical articles and society news. It was named after the Nottingham Township version of the Big Foot Legend.  The beast has been roaming the county for over 100 years!

    We also do presentations in conjunction with the Puskarich Public Library, most notably our annual fall cemetery tours.

    We were chartered on July 25, 1952 with 62 charter members. One of which, Corley Anne Morton Byras, is still an active Life Member. We currently have around 190 members. The society is overseen by four officers and three trustees. In addition to a vote at board meetings, the trustees also manage our endowment.

    We have two buildings: the historic 1824 Bullock House and the 1927 Cadiz Republican Building.


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