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Early Years of Shelby County


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Limited information about Shelby County, Ohio’s very early years is known since its first newspaper, "The Western Herald" was not published until 1831. And, like other small town newspapers, not much space was devoted to local information. Normally, the editor received a subscription to a larger or eastern city paper, then copied these items for publication in the local newspaper which was published weekly. The first daily paper in Shelby County was published in 1883. Official records, such as those for marriage, estate, land transactions, taxes, etc., were compiled beginning in 1818.

'Downtown' segment written in October, 1998 by Sherrie Casad-Lodge 

 

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