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History of Marietta, Ohio, USA

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Marietta, Ohio, USA

Marietta was Ohio's first permanent settlement. Founded in 1788 by General Rufus Putnam and named in honor of Marie Antoinette, then queen of France.

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  • 1788 - April 7 - 1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta

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  • 1854 - Marietta
    Marietta, a flourishing town, capital of Washington county, Ohio, is beautifully situated on the left (E.) bank of the Muskingum river, at its...Read MORE...


  • 1860 - May 21 - A swarm of tornadoes occurred in the Ohio Valley. Tornadoes struck the cities of Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Chillicothe, OH, and Marietta, OH, causing a million dollars damage.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • News 1888 - At Marietta, O, an incendiary fire on the 13th burned the office of the Marietta Register,
    besides a book-store and several buildings, the loss being over $50,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 17, 1888

  • News 1895 - Train Accident
    Frank Roney, brakeman on the Toledo and Ohio Central Association railroad, while coupling freight cars on the grade at Marietta, fell under the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Marietta
    Marietta, a city, the capital of Washington co., O., is finely situated on the N. bank of the Ohio River, at the mouth of the Muskingum, and on both...Read MORE...


  • Marietta, Ohio, USA
    Boats in Lock, Marietta, Ohio
    Postcard
  • 1901 - Marietta - The Plymouth of the West by Muriel Campbell Dyar
    The paths from the heights of Abraham led to Independence Hall, Independence Hall led finally to Yorktown, and Yorktown guided the footsteps of your...Read MORE...


  • News 1905 - LIGHTNING STRUCK CIRCUS. One Man Killed and a Hundred Spectators Were Stunned.
    Special to the Washington Post
    Wheeling, W. Va., May 11 - In the midst of the performance of WALLACE'S circus at Marietta, Ohio this afternoon,...Read MORE...


  • News 1906 - KILLED BY EXPLOSION OF NITRO-GLYCERINE
    (By Associated Press.)

    MARIETTA, O., Feb. 27. - In a terrific explosion of nitro-glycerin[sic], H. B. Kerr, an employe of the Marietta Torpedo...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Marietta, a city, the capital of Washington co., Ohio, is finely situated on the N. bank of the Ohio River, at the mouth of the Muskingum and on both ...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - HEAVY DAMAGE BY A STORM.
    Marietta,O., July 18. - Marietta was the center of a storm Wednesday afternoon which did $50,000 damage in Washington county. Half a mile back of...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - Marietta Flood
    At Marietta two-thirds of the city is flooded and there is considerable suffering among the inhabitants. The people are in dire distress as nearly...Read MORE...


  • Marietta, Ohio, USA
    Betsey Mill's Club, Marietta, Ohio
    Postcard
  • Marietta, Ohio, USA
    Washington County Court House, Marietta, Ohio
    Postcard
  • News 1937 - MARIETTA BADLY HIT - Water 20 Feet Deep Swirls In Parts Of Business Area; 500 Homes Affected.
    At Martins Ferry the Ohio [River] was at a 46 foot stage after it had dropped to 44 feet Sunday afternoon. The crest was stationary at 51 feet at...Read MORE...




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  • 1788 - April 7 - 1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta

    historyorb.com
  • 1854 - Marietta
    Marietta, a flourishing town, capital of Washington county, Ohio, is beautifully situated on the left (E.) bank of the Muskingum river, at its... Read MORE...

  • 1860 - May 21 - A swarm of tornadoes occurred in the Ohio Valley. Tornadoes struck the cities of Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Chillicothe, OH, and Marietta, OH, causing a million dollars damage.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1888 - At Marietta, O, an incendiary fire on the 13th burned the office of the Marietta Register,
    besides a book-store and several buildings, the loss being over $50,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 17, 1888
  • 1895 - Marietta
    Marietta, a city, the capital of Washington co., O., is finely situated on the N. bank of the Ohio River, at the mouth of the Muskingum, and on both... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - Train Accident
    Frank Roney, brakeman on the Toledo and Ohio Central Association railroad, while coupling freight cars on the grade at Marietta, fell under the... Read MORE...

  • 1901 - Marietta - The Plymouth of the West by Muriel Campbell Dyar
    The paths from the heights of Abraham led to Independence Hall, Independence Hall led finally to Yorktown, and Yorktown guided the footsteps of your... Read MORE...

  • News  1905 - LIGHTNING STRUCK CIRCUS. One Man Killed and a Hundred Spectators Were Stunned.
    Special to the Washington Post
    Wheeling, W. Va., May 11 - In the midst of the performance of WALLACE'S circus at Marietta, Ohio this afternoon,... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Marietta, a city, the capital of Washington co., Ohio, is finely situated on the N. bank of the Ohio River, at the mouth of the Muskingum and on both ... Read MORE...

  • News  1906 - KILLED BY EXPLOSION OF NITRO-GLYCERINE
    (By Associated Press.)

    MARIETTA, O., Feb. 27. - In a terrific explosion of nitro-glycerin[sic], H. B. Kerr, an employe of the Marietta Torpedo... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - Marietta Flood
    At Marietta two-thirds of the city is flooded and there is considerable suffering among the inhabitants. The people are in dire distress as nearly... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - HEAVY DAMAGE BY A STORM.
    Marietta,O., July 18. - Marietta was the center of a storm Wednesday afternoon which did $50,000 damage in Washington county. Half a mile back of... Read MORE...

  • News  1937 - MARIETTA BADLY HIT - Water 20 Feet Deep Swirls In Parts Of Business Area; 500 Homes Affected.
    At Martins Ferry the Ohio [River] was at a 46 foot stage after it had dropped to 44 feet Sunday afternoon. The crest was stationary at 51 feet at... Read MORE...

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