Charles Bodie has written a new narrative of the county’s history to replace the 1920 account by Oren J. Morton. He has brought us up to date! Bodie’s materials range from public records to private correspondence, and include business ledgers, diaries, yearbooks, newspapers, and other primary sources.
This is a fresh and comprehensive account of our county, starting with the Native American presence and moving through the early land grants, town settlements, the spread of schools, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the coming of railroads, highways, and other important events of the twentieth century. The book also contains numerous illustrations, footnotes, and a generous index.