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Fairfield County, Ohio has a variety of interesting small villages. Many were associated with the Ohio-Erie Canal or the Hocking Lateral Canal - Millersport, Carroll, Baltimore, and Sugar Grove, some were on Zane's Trace - Rushville and Amanda, and some were home to glass factories and oil / gas wells - Bremen and Pleasantville. Filled with interesting relics of Fairfield County's past, these areas are an interesting respite from today's fast paced world.
Ohio is second only to Pennsylvania for the state having the largest number of original covered bridges. Fairfield County, Ohio has the most in the state. The majority of Fairfield County's covered bridges were built ca 1871-1906. Original construction began in 1849.
The wooden bridges all have an underlying truss system which basically uses interlocking triangles of timber to support heavy loads across the span. Truss types that can be seen in Fairfield County include kingpost, multiple kingpost, queenpost, multiple queenpost, Howe and arches.
Lancaster, Ohio is the birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman and his famous brother, Senator John Sherman. Due to strong southern sentiment, more than 100 years passed before a Sherman statue was unveiled on July 2, 2000 during Lancaster's bicentennial celebration. The life sized statue is located on Zane Square in the center of downtown Lancaster, Ohio at the corner of Main and Broad Streets.
The Sherman House Museum, birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman, his brother Senator John Sherman and many of his siblings is located in Lancaster, Ohio and is on the Civil War Discovery Trail. The museum is owned and operated by the Fairfield Heritage Association