The Western Leatherwood Valley
Lore City – Gibson Station – New Gottengen
by Lorle Porter, Ph.D.
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Leatherwood Valley Cover A Gem of a Genealogy Resource!

The pioneers of the Leatherwood Valley, their beginnings and their legacy. Also includes the later immigration of Central Europeans into the area.

The Leatherwood Creek flows from streams cascading down the hills of western Belmont County, converging at Temperanceville and then westward through such settlements as Quaker City, Salesville, and Lore City, into Wills Creek at Cambridge. It was one of the many "river roads" traveled by early settlers into the Ohio Territory. Well-known Ohio historian and author, Lorle Porter, follows these earliest pioneers in the Ohio Country as they claimed their land in this rich valley.

The Leatherwood Valley features:
  • an index of over 400 surnames for the area
  • dozens of photographs and maps
  • detailed annotations in each chapter
  • a complete bibliography
  • 220 pages, soft cover

About Dr. Lorle Porter

Published by Dr. Lorle Porter, 1991
Re-released by New Concord Press 2003

ISBN 1887932984
$18.95 + shipping