Farmer's Castle lithograph   Save
Ohio History Connection
Description: This lithograph depicts Farmer's Castle in Belpre, Ohio, a fortification built in 1791 by white settlers during conflicts with the Native American tribes. The image shows a dozen or so block houses made of logs; the entire settlement is surrounded by a picket fence ten feet high. A boat and a canoe are tied up on the bank of the Ohio River. The lithograph was first published in 1848 in Samuel Prescott Hildreth's book "Pioneer History: Being an Account of the First Examinations of the Ohio Valley, and the Early Settlement of the Northwest Territory; Chiefly from Original Manuscripts" (Cincinnati: H. W. Derby and Co., 1848. Farmer's Castle was the birthplace of William Pitt Putnam (1792-1871), grandson of Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05863
Subjects: Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; Farmers' Castle; Forts & fortifications
Places: Belpre (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio)