: This image shows an aerial of Village of Pomeroy, Ohio. Pomeroy is the county seat of Meigs County, Ohio. The first settler, probably Nathaniel Clark, arrived in 1816. The town was named for Samuel Wyllis Pomeroy, who was an early resident of the community. Although Meigs County was formed in 1819, Pomeroy did not become the county seat until 1841.
Pomeroy grew quickly. This growth primarily resulted from an abundance of coal in the region. During the twentieth century, Pomeroy's economic situation deteriorated. Salt and coal mining declined dramatically, forcing many residents to move elsewhere to find employment. This is one of the lowest per capita income averages and highest poverty rates in Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL06519 Subjects
: Coal; ; Coal mines and mining--Economic aspects--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Economy--Labor Places
: Pomeroy (Ohio); Meigs County (Ohio)