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Fayette County Government
Fayette County is a rural county in southwest Ohio with a population of 29,030 (2010 Census) in 10 townships. The City of Washington Court House is the County seat. The County Board of Commissioners is the governing policy board. Information and services provided by the County may be selected from the Department Directory on the left.
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2015 Memorial Day - Fayette County Court House Washington Court House, Ohio
Photograph: Lee Photo/Garry Gohring
History and County News
1888 Stock Sale - Court Street, Washington Court House
image above from "History of Fayette County Ohio - Her People, Industries and Institutions" by Frank M. Allen (1914, R. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.)
The history of any city, county or state is the record of the lives and deeds of those who have in various ways performed the duties of citizenship. In the complex system of society as it is today there is need for men in a great variety of occupations. It is fortunate that all men do not want to be preachers or teachers or lawyers ; that all men do not want to be farmers or blacksmiths or railroad men. There are hundreds of occupations in the United States today, and a town the size of Washington C. H. will have at least a hundred different occupations. An important industry which is found represented in every town of any size in the country is the retail meat market business and this city boasts of one of the best equipped retail meat markets in the state.
Automobiles in County
page 272 . . . From "History of Fayette County Ohio - Her People, Industries and Institutions" by Frank M. Allen (1914, R. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.)
The automobile has become very popular in Fayette county, as it is seen by the assessor's report for February 1, 1914. There were at that date in Fayette county four hundred and thirty automobiles; thirty motorcycles; and eight motor freight trucks. Since then there have been many more sold within the county, this having been an unusually large sale year for this class of goods in the county. In 1902 there were none of these modern conveniences in this county, as that was about the first year they were placed in the markets of the world. The number in 1911 was only one hundred and fifteen.
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