McARTHUR - OHIO

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

Mc Arthur

main

Population 1800

Residents established the town in 1815, and they originally called it McArthurstown after Ohio Governor Duncan McArthur. In 1851, the town became known just as McArthur. Joel Sage built the first house in the community in 1815. He also opened McArthur's first tavern.

duncan mcartuhr
Duncan McArhur

McArthur grew slowly. In 1850, 424 people resided in the town. By 1890, only 888 residents inhabited the village. This low population is surprising, especially since a railroad passed through the town and because McArthur was surrounded by coal and iron ore deposits, which were in great demand in the late nineteenth century as the United States industrialized. In 1888, McArthur contained three newspapers, four churches, and one bank. Most local residents found employment in retail positions or in mining.

 

Masonic Temple

 

 

 

 

chillicothe map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Bank 1867

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old monument for the soldiers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New monument for the soldiers