History of Summit County; with an outline sketch of Ohio

9781130115314: History of Summit County; with an outline sketch of Ohio

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...This base line was re-run, in 1806, by Abram Tappan, who differed somewhat from the original survey, but not much considering the distance and surroundings. South of this line, the land belonged to "Uncle Sam," and was surveyed by order of Congress, townships made six miles square, and was called " Congress Land " to distinguish it from the "Reserve." At the time of this survey, that part of Coventry which lies west of the Tuscarawas and the " Indian trail," belonged to the Indians, and hence the township was fractional. This additional territory, however, was added to it, when the survey was completed in 1806, just after it was ceded to the Government by the Indians in 1805. The Tuscarawas encroaches upon the territory of Norton, in the southwest corner of Coventry. But the river was retained here as the boundary, thus giving to Coventry more than the twenty-five square miles, and leaving Norton a fractional township. The general surface outline is quite diversified, and, when we consider the whole area we find as great a variety as could well be shown on as limited an area. The Tuscarawas enters near the middle of the southern half of the eastern boundary, passing in its beautifully winding course through the central part to the center of the western boundary, thence continuing in a southwesterly direction until it leaves the confines of Coventry, entering Franklin and continuing onward toward " The Father of Waters," to be lost in its bosom or carried onward to mingle with the waters of the great ocean. The Tuscarawas has many small tributaries, perhaps the most important of which is Brewster's Run, which enters from Springfield and traverses the eastern half of the township, entering the river above the ...

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