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WELCOME to Adams County


n 2013 a number of Adams County events are passing milestones. At Serpent Mound, The Lighting of the Serpent is going on its tenth year as is the Adams County Amish Bird Symposium. Both events plan to mark that ten-year achievement. The Seaman Street Fair is celebrating 100 years and still going strong. The Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society is 160 years old this year and this summer marks the 40th edition of the Ramblin’ Relics Car Show. In 1913, a future country-western star named Lloyd Estel Copas was born in Adams County, later to be known as Cowboy Copas. Ironically 50 years ago, in 1963, his life tragically ended in a plane crash that also claimed the life of Patsy Cline and Hawkshaw Hawkins. In remembrance of that event the fifth annual Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert will be held in August at the Red Barn Convention Center in Winchester. The Adams County Historical Society, which hosts the event, is planning something special to honor that anniversary --- stay tuned. Perhaps most importantly, 150 years ago Morgan’s Raiders passed through Eckmansville, Winchester, Jack Town and Locust Grove, bringing the Civil War to Adams County soil. This year to commemorate that historic event the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail across Adams County, and Ohio, will be dedicated. The 32-mile self-guided driving tour across Adams County retraces the route Morgan’s cavalry followed in 1863. The Adams County trail starts in Winchester, crosses the Harshaville Covered Bridge to Wheat Ridge, on to Wickerham Inn and Locust Grove. This year too the Harshaville Covered Bridge will undergo historic renovation with a planned reopening on July 15, the same date 150 years after Morgan’s cavalry crossed it. I’ll look forward to meeting you at the bridge. Tom Cross Executive Director Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau (937) 544-5639, toll free at 1-877- ADAMS OH (232-6764)

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ircle on your map a little gem called Mineral Spring Lake. It’s over 100 acres of fishing, water sports, family recreation and camping that you don’t want to miss. Mineral Springs, as the name suggests, is fed by over a dozen underground springs. A beautiful lake that is complimented by a backdrop of mountains that bloom with redbuds and dogwoods come spring. The shoreline is a mix of bays, points and timbered coves that fishermen find ideal for wetting a line. When owner Billy Smalley impounded these hollows in the early 1970’s he left pockets of standing timber, which greatly improved the aquatic habitat, and subsequent fish population that followed. Over the years the lake has been stocked with largemouth, smallmouth, perch, rock bass, bluegill and catfish. Harmless freshwater jellyfish, about

the size of a penny, inhabit the lake too and can readily be observed during the summer in the lakes clear water.

At 103 acres, it is the largest body of water in Adams County. The lake averages 27 feet with a maximum depth approaching 60 feet. Though water clarity varies with the seasons visibility is nearly 60 feet in August. To preserve the unique purity and clarity of the lake only electric motors are permitted.

The camping here is as relaxing as rocking on grandma’s front porch swing. Peacefulness and quiet inhabit the campground for a refreshing stay. Mineral Springs boasts more than 300 campsites, full hookups, and most with a view of the water. The camp store is stocked with everything campers need for a weekend or a month long stay. Hiking, picnicking, shelter house, showers and ATV trails are on the 500 acres that surround the lake. For hunters only twenty minutes away is Brush Creek State Forest, Shawnee State Forest and Tranquility Wildlife area. For nature lovers nearby Davis Memorial State Nature Preserve and Shoemaker Preserve offer wilderness hiking and spring wildflowers, and if you’re a history buff explore the remote settlement of Mineral Springs. Tom Cross is the author of Fishing Ohio.

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CALENDAR 2013 Calendar of Events March March 2 Adams County Amish Bird Symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wheat Ridge Road. Contact the Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau at (937) 544-5639 March 16 Cabin Fever Arts Festival at Southern State Community College Central Campus in the Patriot Center Gymnasium, 100 Hobart Ave., Hillsboro. Sponsored by the Appalachian Artisans Guild. Contact (937) 603-3128 or (937) 393-3431 March 21-23 Spring Fling at Carriage Lane Antiques from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 180 Werline Lane, West Union. Contact Anita Vogler at (937) 549-4530 March 23 Open House at the Adams County Heritage Center in West Union from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. hosted by the Adams County Historical Society. Contact Lynn Newman at (937) 587-3358 March 30 Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Wilson Children Home in West Union. Contact Sharon Rivers at (937) 544-2511.

April April 12-14 Annual Wildf lower Pilgrimage of Southern Ohio. Choose among dozens of field trips to botanical hotspots in southern Ohio in Highland, Adams, Pike, and Ross Counties. Contact the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System at (937) 365-1935 or April 13 Third Annual Quilt Show, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Stone Chapel United Methodist Church. 89 Trefz Road, West Union. Contact Linda Copas at (937) 544-3438 April 20 Adams County History Bus Tour. Contact Lynne Newman at (937) 587-3358 or Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043 April 27 160th anniversary of the Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society Banquet at Burning Heart Camp at 7 p.m. in Bentonville. Contact Verna Naylor at (937) 549-3360.

April 28 Page One-Room School House event at the corner of Page School Road off Vaughn Ridge Road. Program to be announced. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043

May May 3 Wheat Ridge Amish School Benefit Auction & Supper. Supper starts at 4 p.m. & auction at 5 p.m. Located at Ridge Way Lumber on Wheat Ridge Road. For more information contact (937) 544-7566.

June 21-23 Summer Solstice Celebration at Serpent Mound – all day. For more information go to June 30 Page One-Room School House event at the corner of Page School Road off Vaughn Ridge Road. Program to be announced. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043

May 3-5 Flora-Quest at Shawnee State Park and Forest & The Edge of Appalachia Preserve in Adams County. To learn more go May 4 Explore the outdoors at Adams Lake State Park. Call Bill Wickerham at (937) 544-1010 May 4-5 Free fishing weekend statewide, includes Ohio Brush Creek, Ohio River, & Adams Lake. May 9-11 Mother’s Day Celebration at Carriage Lane Antiques from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 180 Werline Lane, West Union. Bring mom or grandmother and receive a free gift. Contact Anita Vogler at (937) 549-4530 May 11 Ohio Brush Creek Sweep on Ohio Brush Creek. Interested participants need to contact Bill Wickerham at the Adams County Soil & Water at (937) 544-1010

June 29-30 4 0 t h A n nu a l C o u nt r y R u n f o r F u n-R a mbl i n’ R el ic s Ca r Show at Adams County Fairgrounds in West Union, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Contact Kenneth McCann at (937) 544-5266.

July July 4 Fourth of July Celebration and Lion’s Club Parade in West Union – 9 a.m. line up time. Parade starts at 10 a.m. next to Olde Wayside Inn. Contact Jud Paul at (937) 544-1464 or Mel Pfistner at (937) 549-3331

June June 1 Louden One-Room Schoolhouse Ice Cream Social from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043 June 9 Jacksonville Reunion and Picnic at Jacksonville on Old St. Rt. 41 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Lynne Newman at (937) 587-3358 June 15 Ohio River Sweep. Locations- Rome Boat Ramp, Brush Creek Boat Ramp, Manchester Island Boat Ramp, Manchester Riverfront Boat Ramp. For information contact Sam Perrin at AdamsBrown Recycling at (937) 378-3431

July 14-20 122nd annual Adams County Fair at the Adams County Fairgrounds, West Union. For more information visit or call Darlene Anderson at (937) 205-7141


CALENDAR July 26 - 27 Indian Artifact Show at the Riverbarn in Manchester. Showtime is Friday, noon-10 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Mike Evans at (937) 549-1877.

September 5 Adams County Junior Fair Beef Barbecue from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Ohio Valley Career & Technology Center in West Union. Contact Corbett Phipps at (937) 544-2088

July 27 Adams County Genealogy Society Reunion from noon to 4 p.m. at the Heritage Center in West Union. For more information contact the Adams County Genealogy Society at (937) 5448522, Thursdays and Saturdays.

September 5-7 Fall Harvest Celebration at Carriage Lane Antiques from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 180 Werline Lane, West Union. Contact Anita Vogler at (937) 549-4530

July 28 Page One-Room School House event at the corner of Page School Road off Vaughn Ridge Road. Program to be announced. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043

August August 2 - 3 Kinfolk Landing Days at Manchester. Celebrate the founding of one of Ohio’s oldest villages. Contact Jane Wilson at (937) 549-4074

September 6-8 Bentonville Harvest Festival. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday at Bentonville. Contact Sue Naylor at (937) 549-3360. September 7 Archaeology & Ohio Geology Day at Serpent Mound – 10 a.m to 4 p.m. For more information go to September 12-15 45th Annual Peebles Old Timers Days at McCoy Park. For information contact Marie Palmer at (937) 587-3749

August 17 17th annual Marine Corps League 5-K Race and Walk. Contact Danny Blanton at (937) 217-3516.

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September September 2 16th Annual Amish School Benefit Cookout at Miller Bakery & Furniture on Wheat Ridge Road. Contact Miller’s at (937) 544-8524.

September 29 Page One-Room School House event at the corner of Page School Road off Vaughn Ridge Road. Program to be announced. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043

October October 5 36th Annual Miller’s Anniversary Customer Appreciation Day and Cookout at Miller Bakery & Furniture on Wheat Ridge Road. Contact Miller’s at (937) 544-8524.

August 16-17 5th annual Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert Weekend at the Red Barn Convention Center in Winchester. Concerts at 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Ticket information: Contact Lynne Newman at (937) 587-3358 August 25 Page One-Room School House event at the corner of Page School Road off Vaughn Ridge Road. Program to be announced. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043

September 28 2nd annual Adams County Half Marathon and 5K run through the rolling hills of the Adams County Amish Community, Race begins and ends at Miller’s Bakery & Furniture on Wheat Ridge Road. For more information contact Louvina Duncan at (606) 831-3260 or online at

September 18-21 100 year anniversary of the Seaman Fall Festival. Contact Doris Bailey at (937) 386-2083. September 27 Wheat Ridge Amish School Benefit Auction & Supper. Supper starts at 4 p.m. & auction at 5 p.m. at Ridge Way Lumber on Wheat Ridge Road. Contact (937) 544-7566. September 27-28 Adams County Heritage Days, Friday evening and Saturday in Tranquility at the John T. Wilson Homestead located at 92 Old St. Rt. 32, Peebles. Relive an era of time gone by and learn about historical events of the time. Contact the Wilson Homestead at (937) 386-0143 or


October 5-6 12th Annual Old Fashion Draft Horse, Mule, and Pony Field Days at GlenDale Park, 2915 Fawcett Road, 6 miles south of Peebles. Contact Dale Grooms at (937) 544-3123 October 5-6 Caraway’s Fall Pumpkin Days at Caraway Farms at 8450 Blue Creek Road in Blue Creek. Contact Angela at (937) 544-7292 October 11-13 Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair & Harvest Celebration on Tater Ridge Road. Contact Kim Erwin at (937) 5448252. October 13 11th annual Jack Roush Day from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Riverbarn in Manchester on U.S. 52. Contact Buster Ruark at (937) 549-3628.

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CALENDAR October 27 Page One-Room School House event at the corner of Page School Road off Vaughn Ridge Road. Program to be announced. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043

November November 11 Veterans Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. in West Union. Contact Sam Kimmerly at (937) 386-0293 or Wallace Boden at (937) 217-1976 November 14-16 Christmas Open House at Carriage Lane Antiques from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 180 Werline Lane, West Union. Contact Anita Vogler at (937) 549-4530 November 16 Open House at the Adams County Heritage Center in West Union from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. hosted by the Adams County Historical Society. Contact Lynn Newman at (937) 587-3358 November 29 Miller’s Christmas Tree Farm 21th Anniversary. Open daily except Monday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., until December 24. Located west of West Union at 1600 Eckmansville Road. Contact at (937) 544-2220.

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December December 7 Peebles Christmas Celebration lighting of the Christmas tree and other events starts at 6 p.m. Contact Sharon Malcom at (937) 587-2417 December 7 Old Fashion Christmas at the American Legion Post in Peebles. Contact Mary Dunlap at (937) 798-1376


December 7 & 8 Page One-Room School House event at the corner of Page School Road off Vaughn Ridge Road. Program to be announced. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043

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December 13 Manchester Hometown Christmas at the Manchester community building from 6 to 9 p.m. Contact Heidi Huron at (937) 549-2516

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November 30 Adams County Christmas at the Adams County Courthouse starting at 5:30 p.m., welcoming ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Contact Marie Palmer at (937) 587-3749 or Sally Cunningham at (937) 587-3078

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December 14 Adams County Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Contact the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Edge of Appalachia Preserve at (937) 544-2880. December 21 Lighting the Serpent 10th anniversary at Serpent Mound (Rain or wind date – Dec. 22nd), 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. For more information go to For updated events visit For Serpent Mound events see the Serpent Mound page. For Red Barn concert dates go to


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his year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth Cowboy Copas, a county & western legend who was born in Adams County in 1913. Sadly, in 1963 his career ended in a plane crash, which also claimed the life of Hawkshaw Hawkins and Patsy Cline, To memorialize the anniversary of his birth, the Adams County Historical Society will be presenting a special two-day Cowboy Copas Concert Event at the Red Barn Convention Center, Aug. 16- 17. Entertainment will include The Kentucky Express, The John Simon Band featuring Cathy Copas Hughes, who is the daughter Cowboy Copas, and local Copas relatives who will be performing county classics. Saturday evening’s concert will recreate the final performance of Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, and Patsy Cline as preformed at Memorial Hall in Kansas City on March 3, 1963. For tickets pricing and more information go to


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Hillside Bird’s Nest, Fabric & Books Keim Family Market Miller’s Bakery & Furniture Raber’s Shoes & Saddlery Wheat Ridge Home & Energy

ANTIQUES 6 7 8 9 10 11

As It Was In The Beginning Antiques Barn Sale Antiques Carriage Lane Antiques & More Cherry Fork Trading Post Panhandler Antiques & Gifts Peebles Flower Shop & Antiques

ATTRACTIONS 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Adams County Fairgrounds Blake’s Pharmacy on the Square Brush Creek Motorsports Complex Granny’s Place House of Phacops Land of the Singing Coyote Locust Hill Farm Miller’s Christmas Trees Old Page Schoolhouse Red Barn Convention Center Sunshine Store


23 Cruiser’s Diner 24 Moyer Vineyards & Restaurant 25 Olde Wayside Inn


26 Adams County Genealogical & Historical Society 27 Buckeye Station 28 Dr. A.C. Lewis House 29 Gov. Thomas Kirker Home & Bicentennial Barn 30 Harshaville Covered Bridge 31 John T. Wilson Homestead 32 Kirker Covered Bridge 33 Moore’s Memorial Chapel 34 Paleo-Indian District 35 Treber’s Inn & Zane’s Trace Monument 36 Wilson’s Civil War Soldiers Monument


37 Bentonville Anti-horse Thief Society Monument 38 Bradford Tavern 39 Cairn of Peace 40 Camp Hamer -Civil War Training Camp 41 Covenanter Church 42 Cowboy Copas 43 First Settlement of Virginia Military District 44 Israel Donalson & Founders Cemetery 45 Manchester 46 Massie Station 47 Old Mineral Springs Resort 48 Reverend John Graham-Abolitionist, West Union Reform Presbyterian Church 49 Rome

50 Seaman 51 Serpent Mound State Memorial 52 West Union Presbyterian Church 53 Wickerham Inn 54 Lafferty Memorial Funeral & Carriage Collection 55 Winchester-Morgan’s Raiders

LODGING 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70

Budget Host Inn Cave Hill Lodge Cozy Hideaway Cabins Comfort Inn County Nights Inn Dogwood Farm B&B Hope Springs Institute Manchester Motel Murphin Ridge Inn River Barn Village RiverHaven B&B Rooster’s Nest B&B & Antiques Scenic View Cottage The Rock Vacation Rental Unity Woods Cabins

NATURAL AREAS & PRESERVES 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80

Adams Lake State Nature Preserve Buzzard Roost Rock Chaparral Prairie Nature Preserve Davis Memorial State Nature Preserve Edge of Appalachia Preserve Johnson Ridge State Nature Preserve Lynx Prairie Shoemaker State Nature Preserve The Wilderness Whipple State Nature Preserve

RECREATION/OUTDOORS/CAMPING 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90

Adams County Country Club Brush Creek Boat Ramp & Campground Cedar Trail Retreat Hickory Valley Campground Hilltop Golf Course Island Creek Marina & Campground Mineral Springs Lake Resort Sandy Springs Campground Twin Island Park Campground Woodland Alters Adventure Earth

PUBLIC LANDS/PUBLIC HUNTING 91 Brush Creek State Forest 92 Shawnee State Forest 93 Tranquility Wildlife Area


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Welcome from the Chamber of Commerce The Adams County Chamber of Commerce proudly serves its business community professionally and ethically. Established in 1989, this member-driven organization encourages development, improvement, and conservation of the county’s physical and economic environments. The Chamber staff advocates for Adams county businesses and showcases opportunities for growth. The Chamber’s strength comes through service to its members and exposure of their businesses to the public. Member businesses are first referrals for industry calls. The goal is for every business in the county to be successful and prosperous, supported with collaborative networking, professional training opportunities and guidance resources. In 2012, the Adams County Chamber of Commerce participated in a regional Buy Local First initiative. Introducing the Buy Local Adams program provides any business an avenue to reach consumers on a weekly basis through emails offering discounts, specials and events. This program is made available to all businesses. Learn more by visiting According to a study done by The Shapiro Group of Atlanta: “When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44 percent more likely to think favorably of it and 63 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.” The Chamber plays an active role on the various boards in the county, including Leadership Adams, a community service, leadership development organization. This county leadership program develops and prepares emerging leaders to focus on common community issues and to collectively improve the quality of life for all who live and work in Adams County. The Chamber of Commerce also sponsors the AdamsBrown Counties Safety Council, providing free educational training to businesses, which leads to discounts and bonuses available through the Bureau of Workman’s Compensation. Currently over 30 companies from the two counties participate with the Safety Council and membership continues to grow. The Adams County Chamber was recently instrumental in bringing the regional local United Way organization into the county, replenishing much-needed funds for community non-profit organizations.  Adams County Chamber welcomes inquiries and questions. The office number is 937-544-5454 and office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. Hours on Thursday and Friday are by appointment. We encourage and welcome visitors and new businesses to Adams County.  Welcome to Adams County, we are glad to have you here! 16 ADAMS COUNTY VISITORS AND COMMUNITY GUIDE

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ne of Adams County’s largest annual events, the Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair & Harvest Celebration, brings together about 150 artisans for three days of crafts, herbal products and other natural items. The fair is the creation of Herb and Kim Erwin along with their son Brad on the family’s Grindstone Farm, at 817 Tater Ridge Road, between Wheatridge Road and State Route 32, in West Union. Last year the event drew an estimated 25,000 visitors.  It is a working farm complete with beef cattle, 60 peacocks, hay fields and pumpkin patches on 110 acres, but for three days in early October, the Erwins turn it into a celebration of farm life and the nearby Amish country side. “We enjoy it, but it’s a year-round effort and we’re always trying to improve it,” says Kim. For example, this year they hope to add glass-blowing to blacksmithing and other skills demonstrated at the fair. The year-round effort involves finding true craft vendors. “We check out every one to make sure they’re not just selling


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stuff imported from China,” says Kim. The Erwins get a lot of help from the nearby Amish community. “It feels like the whole community is involved,” she says. The Erwins launched the festival five years ago after a similar familyoriented farm festival ended after more than 20 years. An antique auctioneer and collector as well as former dairy farmer, Erwin said he wanted to keep the familyoriented event going. “An event like this portrays a positive and true image of what Adams County really is,” Herb Erwin said a couple

The Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce two new visitor information kiosks are up and conveniently located at Keim Family Market in Seaman and at Miller’s Bakery & Furniture on Wheat Ridge. Inside each kiosk is a map, a list of lodging facilities, information on events, and directions and phone numbers to some of the more popular tourist destinations like Serpent Mound, Moyers Winery & Restaurant and the Edge of Appalachia Preserve. The information will be updated as needed. The kiosks were paid for with a grant from the Ohio Chapter of The Nature Conser vanc y/Edge of Appalachia Preserve.

years ago. The nearby Amish community is heavily involved in the festival baking from scratch, pressing fresh apple cider and preparing home-cooked meals to support Amish schools. Two barns on the farm encompassing 18,000 square feet contain an assortment of eccentric and unusual antiques. Herb and lavender growers, herbal and medicinal teas, soaps and other concoctions are also offered. The artisans on hand typically offer unique metal yard art, wood-crafted items from bowls to walking sticks, hand-made pottery and sewn items from quilters, weavers and knitters. Special classes and demonstrations such as shrubbery trimming, medicinal teas, natural art, and cooking with herbal food and spices are featured. There’s also plenty of music from groups performing Creole, Celtic, Country and other genres. Another feature is the pumpkin cannon, acquired a couple years ago from a man who makes them in Clarence, N.Y. The air-powered canon can send a six-inch gourd up to a half-mile from the ridge. “The boys really like the backyard ballistics,” says Kim. This year’s festival dates are Oct. 11- 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.


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ne of Adams County’s newest quilt barns is located at 5400 Graces Run Road, Seaman, near the Harshaville covered bridge. The quilt pattern is the new Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau logo which consists of nine icons, each icon representing a unique aspect of Adams County. The quilt logo measures 12 feet high and nine feet wide and was hand painted by Manelius Miller of Winchester. Allen Miller and his sons hung the mural in late September. “The idea was conceived over a year ago but finding the right barn at the right location took some time,” said Tom Cross, Executive Director of the Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau. “The Bureau finally settled on a barn located on Graces Run Road that is owned by Linda Fennell. Ms. Fennell was very cooperative and liked the idea of having a quilt pattern adorn her barn. “What makes the location unique is the Harshaville Covered Bridge will soon be undergoing historical renovation, plus the barn sits right on the upcoming John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail. Graces Run Road also serves as a gateway to the Amish Community.” The project was paid for with a grant from The Ohio Chapter of The Nature Conservancy with funds to be used toward the enhancement of tourism in the county. LPK Brands of Cincinnati donated time and expertise to the Bureau to design the logo. Adams County has nearly 40 quilt barns throughout the count y. The Adams County Clothesline of Quilts was originally conceived by Donna Sue Groves whose idea has now spread across the United States and Canada. “I expect the Harshaville bridge renovation will draw visitors and with the Morgan’s Raid Heritage Trail markers on Graces Run and Wheat Ridge Road the new quilt barn will get a lot of attention from sightseers and visitors,” said Cross. To view one of Adams County’s newest quilt barns, take Graces Run Road east into Harshaville, just off St. Rt. 247 south of Seaman.

Allen Miller and his crew hanging the final piece of the new Adams County Quilt logo.



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One of Adams County’s most unique quilt squares is not on a barn, but rests on a massive rock wall built by Doug and Sue Ruehl. The stone wall supports a unique “Pineapple” quilt painted by Randi Gish Smith of Kentucky. A heavy equipment operator, Ruehl constructed the 100 -foot wall using 100 stones weighing between one and five tons each. The “Pineapple” quilt is located on 672 St. Rt. 247, Manchester. The artful display of quilt barn murals that started in Adams County has spread coast to coast and into Canada creating nearly 100 dedicated driving trails. In Ohio alone there are 17 counties with quilt barn trails. That first quilt square, the Ohio Star, was dedicated in 2001 at Lewis Mountain Herbs south of West Union. Today about 40 quilt squares adorn barns and buildings across Adams County along a 120-mile driving route called the “Clothesline of Quilts.” Sometimes the barns have to be searched for, but finding them is half the fun. Read about it in “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” by Donna Sue Groves and Suzi Perron. Groves sparked the phenomenon, searching for a way to honor her mother, an accomplished quilter. A copy of the book may be purchased from the Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau office in West Union.

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Morgan’s raid terrorized Adams County

Morgan’s Raiders

By Tom Cross


years ago the dark shadow of the Civil Wa r w ou ld c ome to Adams Count y when Gen. John Hunt Morgan with more than 2,500 Confederate cavalrymen crossed the Cumberland River into Kentucky in July, 1863. Thirteen days later, the raiders rode into Winchester and Eckmansville where they shot a man and pillaged the town. Behind Morgan was Union Gen. Edward Henry Hobson with a force of 3,000 mounted soldiers. What unfolded was a thousand miles of panic and fear across three states before finally ending on July 26. Estimates of the number of Morgan’s men varied widely with some accounts saying there were as many as 8,000 raiders. Morgan’s cavalry would have stretched for miles along rural country roads. It was the longest raid of the Civil War and was undertaken to pull union troops north to take pressure off the Confederate Army in the south. Lester Horwitz’s book “The Longest Raid” describes Morgan as a man who

looked danger in the eye and danger blinked. Morgan was nick named “The Confederate Thunderbolt”, and according to Horwitz, his command attracted young, adventurous soldiers from across the South who wanted to share in the glory. Two days before arriving in Winchester, Morgan’s raiders crossed the bridge over the Whitewater River from Indiana into Ohio with the last man setting fire to the structure. The bridge over the Great Miami was burned too. Moving swiftly and throughout the night Morgan skirted the northern suburbs of Cincinnati making Clermont County by daybreak on July 14. After resting his troops at Williamsburg, Morgan crossed the East Fork Creek then burned the bridge that spanned it and followed a scout across northern Brown County. Morgan split his cavalry outside of Williamsburg with his brother Col. Richard Morgan taking a regiment south through Georgetown and Decatur. Morga n’s ma i n colu m n passed through Mt. Orab and Sardinia, burn-


ing the bridge that crossed White Oak Creek. After passing through Fincastle, Morgan’s arrival in Adams County that morning was heralded in by a young man named Will McClanahan who rode through Winchester yelling “The rebels are coming!” At Decatur, Col. Morgan’s regiment turned northeast toward Eckmansville where they were not welcome as Dr. Van Meter shot at the rebels then quickly hid. Unfortunately William Johnston, who was mistaken for the shooter, was shot and killed by the raiders. Once the raiders realized their mistake they wanted the real shooter brought before them and threatened to burn the town to find him. They took Rev. David McDill, pastor of the Cherry Fork Presbyterian Church, captive. He would not talk, perhaps saving the life of Van Meter. Rev. McDill was released the next day at Locust Grove. Johnston was buried at Cherry Fork Cemetery; his headstone reads “William Johnston, came to his death by a ball in the head fired by a rebel guerrilla in the village of Eckmansville July 15, 1863. Aged about

HISTORY 60 years.” The arrival of thousands of Confederate cavalrymen with galloping horses and pistols blazing terrified the 475 residents of Winchester. At the Bunn Hotel Morgan set up his command headquarters and waited on the stagecoach that carried the mail and newspapers with information of militia activity and Gen. Hobson’s whereabouts. Meanwhile, the raiders pillaged the town and nearby farms for food and fresh horses. W hite’s restaurant was pressed into service fixing meals for Morgan and his staff. The rebel’s camp was set up near the town’s cemetery. Impatiently waiting arrival of the mail Morgan sent a detail to intercept the coach. Upon retrieving the mail Morgan ordered it brought to his room in the hotel where Postmaster John Frow suddenly appeared announcing he represented the U.S. government and he would sort the mail. Morgan, who seemed momentarily taken aback by his boldness, told the postmaster he was the government that day and would assist Frow down the hotel stairs with his boot.

During the confusion and destruction of the raid a captured but wounded Union officer named Hines managed to escape with the help of Mrs. Rebecca DeBruin who led him to a cellar where he hid under the floorboards until the raiders left. Morgan, discouraged by the news reports, ordered his entire command assembled at the cemeter y east of town and rode out to address the men on their situation. Morgan’s army now replenished with fresh supplies and horses plundered from the town and farms, hurriedly left Winchester late that afternoon following Graces Run and Wheat Ridge into Unity and Duncansville, then turning north to Jacksonville and Locust Grove. Seven miles east of town the raiders crossed the Harshaville Covered Bridge on Graces Run, which they did not burn, and is still in use. The following day Gen. Hobson’s cavalry arrived in Winchester. Hearing of Morgan’s advance the men of Jacksonville quickly hid their horses in a nearby sheltered rock hollow as the raiders were always on the lookout for fresh horses. The hollow is still known today as “Horse Heaven.”

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Just south of Locust Grove Morgan’s Calvary spent the night of July 15 encamped on the grounds of Wickerham Inn which was abandoned to the rebels. The following morning the raiders rode into Locust Grove for breakfast and confiscated two fine horses belonging to Edward Hughes. Hughes pleaded for his horses but Morgan was in no mode to return them. Hughes decided to throw in with the rebel force and guide them across Pike County and into Jackson County in the vain hope of getting his horses back. While in Jackson, Hughes got drunk and became disorderly causing Morgan to discharge him and leave him horseless. When Hobson’s forces arrived they promptly arrested Hughes for treason and sent him to jail in Hamilton County. Later, Hughes fled the country for Canada. Morgan’s raid almost ended at Buffington Island, the only Civil War battle to take place in Ohio. Morgan escaped the battle only to surrender seven days later in Columbiana County. References: Winchester Pioneer History, A History of Adams County OhioEvans & Stivers, and The Longest Raid by Lester Horwitz.

To commemorate Adams County’s role in Morgan’s raid, the Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau and the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission have created the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail, a 32-mile self-guided driving tour tracing Morgan’s route across Adams County. A dedication ceremony is planned July 15, the 150th anniversary. Among the sites on the Trail: Winchester- Ohio Historical Marker –Morgan’s Raid swept through the village. Harshaville Covered Bridge – Located on Graces Run Road at Harshaville (bridge to undergo historical renovation this summer). Wickerham Inn – Ohio Historical Marker – Morgan’s raiders encamped here, 1.5 miles south of Locust Grove on St. Rt. 4, on July 15. Not open to the public. William Johnston gravesite – Located in the Cherry Fork Cemetery. Johnston was the only Adams County fatality in the raid. ADAMS COUNTY VISITOR’S AND COMMUNITY GUIDE 23

HISTORY Historic John T. Wilson Homestead dedicated After nearly six years and countless hours of work, Ralph and Patricia Alexander have completed renovation of the historic John T. Wilson Homestead in Tranquility. The two-story brick home built in the 1840’s was known as “Prominence” and was a stop on the National Underground Railroad. The homestead is a nationally registered historic landmark. Wilson, who lived from 1811 to 1891, was a local merchant and fervent abolitionist, according to the Alexanders. At age 50, Wilson gathered the initial 62 men of Company E, and as part of the 70th OVI, led the men into battle at Shiloh. Wilson later served in the Ohio Senate and U.S. Congress. When the Alexander’s purchased the Wilson Home in 2006 the structure was in disrepair. During reconstruction the goal was to ensure history was preserved. At the homestead dedication, the couple received a commendation

The historic John T. Wilson homestead dedication

from the 129th Ohio House by State Rep. Danny Bubp, and recognition from The Friends of Freedom Society. The state flag raised at the dedication was donated by then State Senate President Tom Niehaus.

The future of the John T. Wilson Homestead includes a Bed & Breakfast and tours. For information about lodging and to schedule a tour go to www.

Adams County Historical Society & Adams County Genealogical Society West Union (937) 544-8522 House of Phacops 29894 St. Rt. 41, Locust Grove (937) 558-2766 Lafferty Memorial Funeral & Carriage Collection West Union Museum open by appointment, please call ahead. (937) 544-2121

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Adams County Museums & Historical Societies Adams County Heritage Center Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. West Union (937) 544-8522.

Page One Room School House Check events calendar. Closed during winter. Located at the intersection of Page School and Vaughn Ridge Road. West Union (937) 587-2043 Serpent Mound Museum 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day; weekends April- May, and September-October. (937) 587-2796


PLACES Hiking to Buzzardroost Rock

View from Buzzardroost Rock (above). Trailhead (right)


he trail to Buzzardroost Rock is the most popular hike in Adams County and for good reason. The 3.2 mile round trip takes hikers past dolomite rock outcroppings and cliffs, along hillsides covered with trilliums in the spring and breathtaking foliage in the fall. The trail is not difficult but it can be taxing, however senior hikers in their 80’s tackle the trail every year so don’t be discouraged. The key is taking your time and be sure of your footing. Allow ample time in your schedule to hike the trail as it can take a couple of hours just to navigate the hillsides. The trail is well maintained, the folks who manage the Edge of Appalachia Preserve (EOA) see to that because an estimated 2,000 visitors a year hike the trail to Buzzardroost Rock. At sensitive areas, wetlands, streams and crevices, boardwalks and bridges have been built so as not to damage the ecosystem the preserve is trying to

tect. On the hills, trails are carefully laid out to avoid erosion and steps are built into the trail winding up steep hillsides. Hikers will pass through a number of plant communities and see diverse geologic history. The forest is comprised primarily of oak, maple, red cedar and poplar. Buzzardroost Rock was named for the turkey and black vultures that are frequently seen riding the air currents above the rocks and cliffs. The summit is 500 feet above Ohio Brush Creek offering those make the trek an outstanding view of the valley below and the surrounding forest. To get to the trailhead parking area take Weaver Road (County Road-26) off St. Rt. 125, approximately 7 miles east of West Union. The parking area is on the south side of the road. The trail head is clearly marked. Hikers have to cross St. Rt. 125 as the trail picks up on the opposite side of the road. After crossing the road proceed to a foot bridge over Easter

Run Creek to a sign-in box, hikers are encouraged to fill in the information. According to the sign-in sheet hikers from as far away a Japan, Norway and Australia have hiked the trail. The trail is self guided however occasionally there are guided hikes with naturalists or local guides who know the lay of the land. Check the Adams County Travel & Visitor Bureau website for information about guided hikes. The EOA preserve has other hikes too including the 2.5-mile Wilderness Trail Loop and 1.5-mile Lynx Prairie. For information about hiking in Adams County visit



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The Great Outdoors For the sportsperson Adams County has many opportunities from smallmouth bass fishing to hunting trophy whitetails. Adams County is renowned for its quality deer hunting, attracting hunters from all over the nation to the farm county that is home to some of worlds biggest whitetails. Here’s a list of public hunting and fishing opportunities.

Hunting Tranquility Wildlife Area offers over 4,250 acres of public hunting. Weedy fields, cedar thickets and crops create a variety of habitats for deer, turkey, grouse and rabbits. Shawnee State Forest is Ohio’s largest state forest at 63,250 acres. Good deer, turkey, squirrel and some grouse hunting. Other places of interest would be the 8,000-acre Shawnee Wilderness Area and the adjoining 8,000-acre Back Country Management Area. The combined 16,000 acres form the largest block of backcounty hunting available in Ohio. Brush Creek State Forest in northeastern Adams County is over 12,000 acres and offers deer, turkey and some grouse hunting. The Edge of Appalachia Preserve allows public hunting on 2,300 acres of preserve property by permit only. Permits are free and are valid for both the archery and deer gun season. For more information contact the Edge of Appalachia Preserve at 937-544-2880. Hunting information packets with maps are available from the Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau office, to request one call 877-232-6764.

Fishing The Ohio River in Adams County offers good fishing for all river species. Fishing for hybrid stripers, white bass, black bass and catfish is good throughout the summer. Public boat ramps are located at Manchester, Brush Creek, and Rome. Ohio Brush Creek has an excellent spring white bass run in late April. Smallmouth fishing is good on Brush Creek from late April through July. Anglers will also find good numbers of channel and flathead catfish, rock bass, bluegills and sunfish. Brush Creek has five public canoe launches: Serpent Mound, Jacksonville, Twin Bridges, Waggoner Riffle, and Beasley Fork Bridge. Adams Lake is a 47-acre lake and one of the first lakes in Ohio to be stocked with trout each spring. Adams Lake also has catfish, bluegills and good size largemouth. A boat ramp is located across from park headquarters and is limited to electric motors only. Winchester Lake is approximately a 30-acre body of water located just west of Winchester on Tri-County Road. It contains crappie, bass, bluegill and catfish. A ramp is available for small boat launching. The lake is limited to electric motors only. Tranquility Wildlife Area ponds are kept stocked with largemouth, channel catfish and bluegill by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. 26 ADAMS COUNTY VISITORS AND COMMUNITY GUIDE


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Public Boat Ramps, Canoe Launches Ohio Brush Creek Canoe Access Sites - All public canoe access sites are clearly marked except Beasley Fork Bridge. Serpent Mound Canoe Access - on St. Rt. 73 at Serpent Mound (15- mile float trip to Jacktown access) Jacksonville Canoe Access - south of Peebles on St. Rt. 41 (10- mile float trip to Twin Bridges access) Twin Bridges Bridge Canoe Access - east of West Union on St. Rt. 348 (three- mile float trip to Waggoner Riffle access) Waggoner Riffle Canoe Access - east of West Union at St. Rt. 125 Bridge (three- mile float trip to Beasley Fork access) Beasley Fork Bridge Canoe Access - southeast of West Union on Beasley Fork Road. ( five-mile float trip to the Ohio River) For a complete listing and map of Ohio Brush Creek canoe access sites please visit the Ohio Division of Watercraft website at

Ohio River Public Boat Ramps Manchester Village Boat Ramp at Kinfolk Landing in Manchester. Offers public boat launching and parking. No fee charged. Island Creek Marina & Campground- One mile east of Manchester on U.S. 52. Boat launching, camping, gas, marina, restrooms, ice. Attendant on-hand to assist with launching if needed. Fee charged for launching and camping. Call (937) 549-1430 for more information. Brush Creek Boat Ramp & Campground- Nine miles east of Manchester on U.S. 52. Boat launching, camping, restrooms, ice, bait. Attendant on-hand to assist with launching if needed. Fee charged for launching and camping. Call (937) 549-3380 during the season for camping information. Call (440) 784-1684 during the off season. Rome Village Boat Ramp- 13 miles east of Manchester in the village of Rome. Public boat launching but limited parking. No fee charged.

Hunting Outfitters and Supplies Adams County Outfitters, (530) 307-8660 Brush Creek Adventures of Ohio, 1-800-3963181 Crawford Farms www.crawfordfarmshunting. com, (937) 544-2885 Real McCoy Outdoors, (937) 430-4999 Seraphim Ranch, (888) 777-8252 The Rock-Vacation Rental and Hunting Outfitters www.therockvacationrental. com, (937) 549-4855 Riverhills Whitetails,

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The Adams County Amish Community on Wheat Ridge had its humble beginnings in 1976 when seven families looking for a fresh start relocated from Melroy, Indiana. Perhaps encouraging the move was the late Bill Lafferty of West Union who often visited the Amish harness shops in Melroy and spoke favorably of the area. It is often repeated that when the Amish first settled in Adams County the first thing they did was raise a stink as many were originally hog farmers. The Wheat Ridge Amish gradually evolved from a farming community into a merchant, industrial, and service community that now consists of nearly 100 Amish households. The Amish community has three parochial schools each with approximately 40 to 60 students. The students attend school only through the eighth grade. Students are employed soon afterwards in the various businesses learning trades long after the school bell is no longer heard. Today’s Wheat Ridge Amish Community is no different from those early days in the 1970’s when the sound of horse and buggy clip-clopped on the pavement was heard and school children pushed scooters and commanded the reins of small buggies guiding them to one-room school houses where baseball is the preferred sport. Clothes still dry on backyard clotheslines and women still wear the white sun bonnets and tend to large, perfectly manicured family gardens that are the envy of all who pass. Travelers to Wheat Ridge still have to navigate narrow, winding uphill roads, perhaps a covered bridge if coming in from the west, all the while keeping a sharp eye out for horse and buggy’s, and the scooters children push and ride. Once atop the ridge the beauty is evident as the rural surroundings haven’t change much over the past 30 years. At the Wheat Ridge Amish Community the slower pace of life is evident; a way of life that moves at a buggy’s pace.

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Amish Business Directory The Wheat Ridge Amish community offers many shops and services from furniture, dry goods stores and bakeries to builders and craftsmen. All Amish businesses are closed Sunday. Brush Creek Meats Deer Processing Deer season only. 1423 Wheat Ridge Road, West Union (937) 544-2592. Hillcrest Fencing 2260 Bailey Road, Peebles. (937) 386-9990. Hillside Birds Nest, Fabric & Books Monday –Saturday. 35 Port Road, West Union (937) 544-9983. Hilltop Cabinet 1553 Tater Ridge Road, West Union. (937) 387-1908. Hochstetler Construction & Home Improvement Wheat Ridge Road, West Union (937) 544-9083. Keim Family Market 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday – Friday. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday. 2621 Burnt Cabin Road, Seaman. (937) 386-9995.

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Serpent Mound is the largest --stretching over a quarter mile -- and most impressive of the few animal effigy mounds still in existence in North America. From the observation tower, one can see the raised earth clearly depicting the winding coils of a giant snake overlooking the bluffs above Ohio Brush Creek. Archaeological evidence is limited, but Serpent Mound was most likely built at least one thousand years ago by Native Americans. It is likely that people from various cultures have been making pilgrimages to the site ever since. The awe and wonder that the mound must have elicited in its original architects still stirs viewers today. Was the Serpent a ceremonial construction, or a celestial calendar? You can learn what archaeologists have discovered at the site of one of North America’s most enigmatic earthworks, and one the few sites in the nation on the list for UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination. Archaeology & Natural History Museum: A small interpretive museum includes displays of artifacts, including shards of pottery and handsomely crafted weapon points left behind by early Native American cultures. The fascinating geological history of the area is also interpreted. The Serpent Mound was built within a rare geological disturbance known as a crypto-explosion zone. You can learn what that means to geologists today, and what it might have meant to the ancient peoples. Park staff is available at the museum to answer questions. Park, Nature Trail, & Picnicking: Bring a packed lunch with you to enjoy in the historic picnic shelter, or spread your blanket on the grass beneath one of the ancient trees rimming Serpent Mound. A leisurely footpath winds around the perimeter of the earthworks and overlooks the valley. For nature lovers, an additional half mile trail hugs the cliff bordering Scioto Brush Creek. Here you can see scenic outcrops of the same dolomite limestone that is found throughout much of Adams County. The highly alkaline soils derived from these unglaciated bedrocks support both hardwood forest and a rare short-grass prairie eco-system. Serpent Mound is noted for its unequaled display of wildflowers in the spring and impressive fall color. Field Guides to the area’s natural and cultural history are available in the gift shop.

Information Parking: $7 per car Grounds: Open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset, except during severe snow or ice. Museum Hours: March: Weekends 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; April - October: Every Day 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Nov. 1 – Dec. 20: Weekends 10 a.m. 4 p.m.; Dec. 20 through February: Museum Closed For information call 937-587-2796 or go to:

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March 20: Spring Equinox - all day June 21-23: Summer Solstice Celebration, sunrise to sunset. July 13: Reptile Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10: Perseids Meteor Shower, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Register at Aug. 24: Serpent Mound Mysteries Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7: Archaeology & Ohio Geology Day, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Sept. 22: Autumn Equinox, all day. Dec. 21: Lighting the Serpent 10th anniversary, 4 p.m . 8 p.m. Visit for a complete list of speakers and schedule for events listed above or call 1-937-587-3953.


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Cedar Trails Nudist Retreat Tent & RV sites with electric. Rental cabins with showers 11 Cow Run Road, Peebles, (937) 764-1365,

Heart by Nature Retreats Group and indiv idual spir it ual retreats for women at Prairie Pond Woods. A destination for artists, writers and nature-watchers. Located between Shawnee State Forest and The EOA Preserve. (937) 532-6688,

Hickory Valley Campground Camping on the banks of Ohio Brush Creek. Hot showers, electric and restaurant. Docking and launching facilities for campers. Waggoner Riffle Road, West Union, (937) 544-5344,

Hope Springs Institute Great for small or large groups, a tranquil setting throughout the guesthouse, cabins, and trails. 4988 Mineral Springs Road, Peebles, (937) 587-2605,

Dogwood Farm B&B Enjoy one of four rooms in this stylish B&B on a scenic farm just outside of West Union. 7070 S. R. 125, West Union, (937) 544-5227,

Mound View Farm Get away from it all at this secluded cabin in the woods, the perfect place for a family vacation or weekend hunting retreat. 188 Thomas Drive, Peebles, (937) 205-1113.

John T. Wilson Homestead B&B Historically renovated two-story brick home, a nationally registered historic landmark. Fully modernized, with 3 antique bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, and large dining room, and adjoining cabin. 92 Old S. R. 32, Peebles, (937)-386-0143,

River Barn Located on the river front, they offer cabins and camping. 7021 U.S. 52, Manchester, (937) 549-3033,

Murphin Ridge Inn & Cabins Located in the beautiful Amish Wheat Ridge area of Adams County. This historic landmark offers 10 rooms, 9 cabins, a pool, and fine dining. 750 Murphin Ridge Road, West Union, (937) 544-2263, or 877-687-7446, RiverHaven B&B A beautiful B&B on the riverfront offering 6 antique-filled rooms to stay in. 407 W Front St., Manchester, (937) 509-6086 or (937) 549-3649, Rooster’s Nest B & B & Antiques A perfect get-a-away situated on twenty-five acres of natural woodlands with a 1- acre stocked pond, walking trails and serenity unsurpassed. 2658 Coon Hill Road, Winchester, (937) 386-3302 or (877)-386-3302,

Cabins/Retreats Cave Hill Lodge and Cabin Offers all the amenities in a quiet wooded setting at the end of a private road. 778 Cave Hill Road, Winchester,

The Rock Vacation Rental A rental home away from home overlooking the beautiful Ohio River hills. 1069 S. R. 247, Manchester, (937) 549-4855, Scenic-View Cottage Located across the road from the Ohio Brush Creek, visitors will enjoy the quaint valley in a private cottage. 20913 S. R. 41, Peebles, (937) 587-2874, Unity Woods Cabins Experience life like the Amish by staying in one of three non-electric/gas run cabins, next to 196-acre state nature preserve, with pond and miles of walking and birding trails. 1095 Marjorie Johnson Road, West Union, (937) 544-6908,

Camping Brush Creek Boat Ramp & Campground Boating, fishing, & camping, launch ramp, food, picnic areas, and fuel on lower Ohio Brush Creek. Open April through September weather and river permitting. Boating access to Brush Creek Island. 17085 U.S. 52 at Brush Creek at the mouth of the Ohio River. (937) 549-3380 or (440) 748-1684 off-season, w w w.f / br ushcreekcampground.

Island Creek Marina & Campground Offering camping and picnic area along the Ohio River, with a boat launch and fueling dock. Perfect view and access to the Ohio Islands National Wildlife Refuge. 8801 U.S. 52 at Manchester, (937) 549-1430, Mineral Springs Lake Resort Offering cabins, seasonal camping with electric hook-ups, a beach, a mini putt-putt golf course, and a 100-acre lake. 162 Bluegill Road, Peebles, (937) 587-3132, Sandy Springs Campground 40 campsites located along the banks of the Ohio River. Tent camping and full RV hookup, restrooms & showers. Daily, monthly, & seasonal rates. Ramp for small boat launching. 27719 U.S. 52, Sandy Springs, (740) 464-8092 or (937) 549-3457, Twin Islands Park & Campground Camping on the Ohio River close to the Ohio River Islands. 9947 U.S. 52, Manchester, (937) 549-2701,

Hotels/Motels Budget Host Sunset Inn Reasonable rates and clean rooms, located at the intersection state routes 32 and 136. 18760 S.R. 136, Winchester, (937) 695-0381 toll free 800-BUD-HOST. Comfort Inn Relax in one of 34 rooms, with an outdoor pool. Conveniently located at the intersection of S. R. 247 and S. R. 32. 55 Stern Drive, Seaman, (937) 386-2511 or (888)-386-2511. Country Nights Inn Offering 19 rooms in the heart of West Union’s business district. A short walking distance to many restaurants. 11255 S. R. 41, West Union, (937) 544-9761. Manchester Motel Offering 11 rooms all on ground level, conveniently located at 607 W Second St., U.S. 52, Manchester, (937) 549-4110.



Rooster’s Nest B&B in Winchester

Cozy Hide-a-Way Cabins Choose from t wo cabins in the mountains of eastern Adams County. 415 Cozy Lane, Lynx, (513) 315-3334,


Peebles Giovanni’s Pizza 24 N. Main St., (937) 587-3308. Hometown Pizza 91 N. Main St., (937) 937-5000. J&J Village Inn 87 N. Main St., (937) 587-1046. White Star Restaurant 38 N. Main St., (937) 587-1046.

Seaman Moyer Winery & Restaurant overlooking the Ohio River

Fine Dining Moyer Winery & Restaurant Fine dining with breathtaking views of the Ohio River Hours: Monday –Thursday 11:30 -9 p.m., Fri-Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m,, Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Closed in January. 3859 U.S. 52, Manchester, (937) 549-2957. Murphin Ridge Inn The historic 1826 dining house is open Tuesday through Saturday evenings for dinner, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Reservations recommended. 750 Murphin Ridge Road, West Union, (937) 544-2263 or 877-687-7446.

Unique Dining Blake Pharmacy Five-cent Coke’s served from a 1961 soda counter. Enjoy sandwiches and milkshakes from an old fashion pharmacy. Soda fountain open every day except Sunday. 209 N. Market St., across from the courthouse in West Union, (937) 544-2451. Cruiser’s Diner Dine in an old fashioned 1950’s style dinner. Conveniently located off S. R. 32. Open 7-days a week. 155 Stern Drive, Seaman, off St. Rt. 32, (937) 386-3330. Olde Wayside Inn Home cooked meals at the historic “Bradford Traven” built in 1804, a registered historic landmark. Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m,, Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Closed Monday & Saturday. 222 Main St., West Union, (937) 544-7103.

Familiar Franchises Dominos Pizza 708 E Main St., West Union, (937) 544-4242. Frisch’s S. R. 41 south in West Union, (937) 544-8985. Gold Star Chili 1708 S. R. 247, Seaman, (937) 386-1397. KFC/Taco Bell S. R. 41 south in West Union, (937) 544-9019.

Long John Silvers/Rax Roast Beef S. R. 41 south in West Union, (937) 544-3032. McDonald’s 3 locations West Union, Peebles & Seaman. Snappy Tomato Pizza 3 Locations in Adams County, West Union- (937) 544-5583, Peebles- (937) 587-1717, Seaman- (937) 3861010. Subway 2 locations Winchester at intersection of S. R. 32 & S. R. 136, (937) 695-0405. West Union inside Wal-Mart, S. R. 41 south, (937) 544-3000. Wendy’s Old Fashion Hamburgers S. R. 41 south in West Union, (937) 544-4646.

Local Fare Blue Creek Knauff Grocery 21309 S. R. 125, (937) 544-5147.

Locust Grove Locust Grove Dairy Bar 29913 S. R. 41, (937) 587-2760.

Manchester Aggie’s Steakhouse 6973 U.S. 52, (937) 549-4044. Ayer’s Eat & Treat Dairy Bar 400 E. Second St., (937) 549-2236. Eight Ball Pool Hall 26 E. Second St., (937) 549-3080. Giovanni’s Pizza 403½ S.R. 136, (937) 549-2291.


Crossroads Dairy Bar S. R. 247, south of Seaman, (937) 386-2574. Giovanni’s Pizza Downtown Seaman, (937) 386-2121. Little Star Diner Located downtown Seaman, (937) 386-2181.

West Union El Habanero Mexican Restaurant 11452 S. R. 41 S., (937) 544-5711. Giovanni’s Pizza 12153 S. R. 41 S., (937) 544-7100. Happy Turtle Soup Tureen 106 N. Manchester St., (937) 544-8946. JT’s Stovetop Barbeque 123 N. Washington St., (937) 544-7447. Mikey’s Restaurant 803 N. Main St., (937) 544-7103. Prather’s IGA- Deli 107 E. Walnut St., (937) 544-2228. Sunset Bowl 4949 S. R. 125 (at panhandle), (937) 544-5205. Taste of China 11588 S. R. 41 S., (937) 544-4068.

Wheat Ridge/ Amish Community Kiem Family Market- Deli 2621 Burnt Cabin Road, (937) 386-9995. Miller Bulk Foods- Deli 960 Wheat Ridge Road, (937) 544-8449.

Winchester S&S Dairy Bar 1973 Tri-County Road, (937) 695-8019.


Paul E. Scott, CPA 310 N. Market St. West Union OH 45693 (937) 544-2280

Agriculture products/ Feed & Farm Supply Caraway Farms 8495 Blue Creek Road Stout OH 45684 937-544-7292 Crawford Farms 1295 Crawford Road West Union, OH Hillger Farm LLC 1169 Horner Chapel Road Peebles. OH 45660 (937) 588-3601 JZN Goat Farm & Cheese 12287 S.R. 136 West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-6735 Locust Hill Farm Wool Products 1499 Hackleshin Road Peebles, OH 45660 937-587-2394 S & J Ellis Farms Inc. 5949 S.R. 136 West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-3588 WC Milling LLC 100 Opal St. Seaman, OH 45679 (937) 386-2282

Antiques As It Was In The Beginning 4192 Unity Road West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2867 Barn Sale Antiques 817 Tater Ridge Road West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-8252 Carriage Lane Antiques 180 Werline Lane West Union, OH 45693 (937) 549-4530 Granny’s Place 2586 Burnt Cabin Road Seaman, OH 45679 (937) 386-1890 The Panhandler 632 Panhandle Ave. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-3491

Attorneys John Lawler Company LPA 14088 SR 41 West Union, OH 45693 (937)544-8907 Law Office of David E. Grimes 108 E. Mulberry St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-3900 Rothwell Law Office 124 North Cherry St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 779-4354 Shelton Law Office 217 West Main St. West Union, OH 45693 937-779-0588 Tanya M. DrinnonAttorney at Law 532 Oak St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2581

Auto Sales & Service Barry’s Chev Olds Buick, Inc. 11380 SR 41 S West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2331 Bob Malcom ChryslerDodge-Jeep 33 Dodge City Drive Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 587-2621

Banks & Financial, Investment Adams Co. Bldg. & Loan 201 W. Main St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2842 Farm Credit Service 100 Grieshop St. Mt. Orab, OH 45154 (937) 444-0905 Fifth Third Bank 500 E Main St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-5536

Young & Caldwell LLC 225 N. Cross St. West Union, OH (937) 544-2152

First State Bank 19230 SR 136 Winchester, OH 45697 (937) 695-0331

Auto Parts, Service & Repair

HNL Company 105 W. Main St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-8659

A.C. Glass 9 CIC Blvd. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-4091

National Bank & Trust Co. 7110 Bachman Road Sardinia, OH 45171 (937) 446-4058

Hedrick’s Garage & Service 100 S. Main St. Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 587-1605

National Bank of Adams Co. 218 N Market St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2361

Huntley Auto Supply, Inc. 11540 SR 41 West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2341

Convention Center/ Conference Facilities

O.K. Auto Parts 123 N. Main St. Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 587-3970

Hope Springs Institute 4988 Mineral Springs Road Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 587-2605

RPM Performance LLC 33 Spruce Lane West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-9800 Shuperts Tire Service 136 Lick Run Road West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2031 Wisecup Towing 1021 Ralston Road West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-1390

Serving the Community of Adams County

Murphin Ridge Inn 750 Murphin Ridge Road West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2263 toll free 877-687-7446 Red Barn Convention Center 2223 Russellville Road Winchester, OH 45697 937-695-8003 www.RedBarnConventionCenter .com

230 Medical Center Drive Seaman, OH 45679 937.386.3400

CAVE HILL LODGE Unique handcrafted home in the woods of Adams County

Cedar Trails Nudist Retreat

Social Family Nudist Retreat Since 1989

Tent & RV Sites | Rental Cabins Pool | Hot Tub | Sauna Fishing & Boating Lake Nature Trails | Food Services Entertainment Pavilion 11 Cow Run Rd. Peebles, OH 45660 937.764.1365



Jeffrey D. Newman, CPA, LLC 106 N. Second St. West Union OH 45693 (937) 544-1272

Rooster’s Nest B&B and Antiques 2658 Coon Hill Road Winchester, OH 45697 (937) 386-3302 (877) 386-3302


BUSINESS DIRECTORY River Barn 7021 US 52 Manchester, OH 45144 (937) 549-3033

ECO Unlimited, Inc. 20 Oakwood Ave. Lebanon, OH (513) 265-5999

Driving school

Funeral services/ monuments

A & G Driving Academy 2035-B Tri-County Road Winchester, OH 45697 (937) 695-5001

Education Adams County/ Ohio Valley Local School District 141 Lloyd Road West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-5586 Manchester Local School 130 Wayne Frye Drive Manchester, OH 45144 (937) 549-4777 Ohio State University-Extenson 215 N. Cross St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2339 Ohio State University South Campus 1864 Shyville Road Piketon, OH 45661 (740) 289-2071 Portsmouth City Schools 724 Findlay St. Portsmouth, OH 45662 740-354-4810 Shawnee State University 940 2nd St. Portsmouth, OH 45662 (740) 351-3208 (740) 351-3470 Shawnee State Development Foundation 940 2nd St. Portsmouth, OH 45662 (740) 351-3284 (740) 351-3198 Southern State Community College 12681 U.S. 62 Sardinia, OH 45171 (937) 695-0307 (937) 695-1440

Environmental Services Adams Co. Waste & Recycling 4400 Haskell Lane Batavia OH 45103 (513) 732-7745

Lafferty Funeral Home, Inc. 205 S. Cherry St. West Union, OH 45693 937)544-2121 Peebles Monument Company 172 N. Main St. Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 587-2210 Wilson Home for Funerals, Inc. 35 W. Second St. Manchester, OH 45144 (937) 549-3363

Hospitals/Clinics & Healthcare Adams Co. Cancer Center 285 Medical Center Drive Seaman, OH 45679 (937) 386-0000 (937) 386-0009 Adams Co. Regional Medical Center 230 Medical Center Drive Seaman, OH 45679 (937) 386-3400

Dr, Anthony Harless DDS 818 N. E. Main St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-3239

Richmond Ins. Agency, Inc. 212 N. Market St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2326

Cornerstone Remodeling & Construction 137 Regiment Drive West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-3595

Genesis Oxygen & Home Medical Equipment 720 E Main St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2783

Kelly’s Southern Ohio Classics 7560 Eckmansville Road Winchester, OH 45697 (937) 725-2431 Lute Supply Inc. 3920 US Hwy 23 Portsmouth, OH 45662 740-353-1447x10009 Pioneer Timber Framing 1054 Coon Hollow Road Blue Creek, OH 45616 (937)587-5144 Robert A. Wilson Construction, LLC 6556 St. Rt. 770 Seaman, OH 45679 (937) 386-2007 Ruehl Construction, LLC 672 S.R. 247 Manchester, OH 45144 (937) 549-4855 Swayne A/C & Heating 2030 Conaway Road Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 587-3825

Link Insurance Service, LLC 1465 Graces Run Road Winchester, OH 45697 (937) 695-0611 Mitchell Ins. Agency 103 S. Main St. Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 587-2430

Eagle Creek Nursing Center 141 Spruce Lane West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-5531

Daniels HVAC, LLC 883 Bethany Ridge Road West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-5616

The Insurance Exchange 213 W. Main St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-5505

Best Choice Home Care 508 E. Main St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-5656

Home Improvement, Building, & Maintenance

Campton’s Cabinetry LLC 635 Pence Road Seaman, OH 45679 (937) 695-0477

Hazelbaker Ins. Agency, LLC 100 E. Mulberry St. West Union OH 45693 (937) 544-5544

Greene Chiropractic Center 133 Elliott Ave. Peebles OH 45660 (937) 587-2613 Health Source of Ohio 218 Stern Drive Seaman, OH 45679 (937) 386-1379 Leading Respiratory Services 75 S. Main St. Peebles OH 45660 (937) 587-3384 Seaman Life Squad 17955 S.R. 247 Seaman OH 45679 (937) 386-2242 SOMC West Union Family Practice 126 North Cross St. West Union, OH 45693 937-544-8989 Southern Hills Eye Care 125 S. Manchester St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-3325

Insurance Bowling Insurance Group, LLC 6909 Tri-County Road Seaman, OH 45679 937-205-2323 www.BowlingInsuranceGroup. com


Roush Insurance Agency 313 E. Main St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-3123 State Farm Insurance 12149 S.R. 41 West Union OH 45693 (937) 544-0922

Libraries Adams Co. Public Library 157 High St. Peebles OH 45660 (937) 587-2085

Manufacturing/ Industry American Cylinder Inc. 3481 Conaway Road Peebles, OH 45660 (800) 396-3181 or (937)588-3481 Arrick’s Bottled Gas Service 1627 Jacksonville Road Peebles, OH 45648 740-259-6533 Columbus Industries 11545 St. Rt. 41
West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-6896 General Electric 1200 Jaybird Road Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 587-2631 MACA Plastics 3455 Cross Road Winchester, OH 45697 (937) 544-8618


S & D Enterprises 20 E. 7th St. Manchester, OH 45144 (937) 549-2602 Venture Productions, Inc. 11516 SR 41 West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2823

Media Cincy Magazine 30 Garfield Place #440 Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 421-2533

Adams Co. Arts Council PO Box 38 West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2363 Adams County Chamber of Commerce 509 E Main St. P.O. Box 398 West Union, OH 45693 (937)544-5454 Adams County Genealogy Society POB 231 West Union OH 45693 937-386-2309 Appalachian Artisans Guild 4651 Bennington Road Hillsboro, OH 45133 937-393-2747

City Directory, Inc. Lubbock, TX 79490 (800) 374-4691

Friends of Serpent Mound 186 Horner Chapel Road Peebles, OH 45660 937-205-0094

P&M Publishing LLC 2225 8th St. Portsmouth, OH 45662 740-353-3300

Good Cheers Riding Center 510 Fox Ridge Road West Union, OH 45693 937-779-7174

Peoples Defender 229 North Cross St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2391

John T. Wilson Homestead 92 Old St. Rt. 32 Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 386-0143

Natural Areas/ Preserves

Karma Points, Inc. P.O. Box 486 Manchester, OH 45144 (937) 549-1870

Cincinnati Museum Center/ EOA Preserve 4274 Waggoner Riffle Road West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2880 The Arc of Appalachia Preserve/Serpent Mound 7660 Cave Road Bainbridge, OH 45612 937-365-0101

Peebles Area Business Assoc. 123 N. Main St. Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 587-3970 Scioto Foundation 303 Chillicothe St. Portsmouth, OH 45662 (866) 774-7223


United Way 1671 Grant St. Portsmouth, OH 45662 740-353-5121

Adams County Bee Keepers PO Box 692 West Union, OH 45693 937-544-8920

West Union Lions Club PO Box 555 West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-3331

Adams County Historical Society One Heritage Way West Union, OH 45693 937-544-8522 Access & Success for Adults 406 West Plum St. Georgetown, OH 45121 (937) 378-3564

Professional Services G.H. Wallingford Co. Surveying 47 North Main Street Peebles OH 45660 937-587-3428

Group Five Management Co. 31500 W. Ten Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48336 (248) 474-9500 Hunter Consulting Company 6600 Cough Pike Cincinnati OH 45254 (513) 231-4023

Accepting New Accepting New Patients Patients Call for for an anCall appointment! appointment!

Batavia Family Practice & Ob/Gyn 2055 Hospital Drive, Suite 130 (513) 732-0870

Goshen Family Practice 1507 St. Rt. 28 (513) 575-1444

New Richmond Family Practice 1050 Old US 52 (513) 553-3114

Eastgate Pediatrics

Real Estate

4357 Ferguson Drive, Suite 150 (513) 753-2820

Erwin Realty & Auctions 817 Tater Ridge Road West Union OH 45693 937-544-8252 Find us on: Facebook

Stone Wall Land Management 116 South 2nd St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 549-2561 Wilson Realtors 418 E Main St. West Union OH 45693 (937) 544-2355

Recreation/Leisure Brushcreek Motor Sports 203 W. Main St. West Union, OH 45693 937-544-3344 www.brushcreekmotorsports. com

JZN Goat Farm 937-544-6735

Cedar Brook Farm Stables 4228 Unity Road W. Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-1463 Hilltop Golf Course 1649 Brown Hill Road Manchester, OH 45144 (937) 549-2904 Kentucky Gateway Museum Center 215 Sutton St. Maysville, OH 41056 (606) 564-5865

Traditional Homemade Amish Treats, Furniture & Gifts Located on the Appalachian Highway at Burnt Cabin Road Seaman, OH 937-386-9995


M-F 8AM - 6PM Sat. 8AM - 5PM

1st Stop Inc. / Cantrell Companies PO Box 175 Winchester, OH 45697 937-695-0518 Adams Co. Beverage Barn 410 E. 2nd St. Manchester, OH 45144 (937) 549-3200 Barnhill’s Hardware 117 1st St. Seaman, OH 45679 (937) 386-2353

Bakery & Gifts Bulk Foods Discount Grocery 960 Wheat Ridge Road West Union, Ohio 937.544.4520



Ryan Development Corp. 1 Ryan Road Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 587-2266


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Blake Pharmacy & Hallmark Cards 206 N. Market St. West Union OH 45693 937-544-2451

Tadlock’s Trailer Sales 5645 SR 125 West Union OH 45693 (937) 544-2851

Carpet Outlet 9641 Tri County Road Winchester OH 45697 (937) 695-0764 www.winchestercarpetoutlet. com

Wal-Mart 11217 S.R. 41 S. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-7198

Cashland 11592 St. Rt. 41 West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-7701 Coffee Hollow Sportswear 276 Saylor Road Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 587-3444 Keim Family Market 2621 Burnt Cabin Road Seaman, OH 45679 937-386-9995 Land of the Singing Coyote Indian Center 17992 Main St., SR 247 Seaman, OH 45679 937-386-0222 Miller’s Bakery & Furniture 960 Wheat Ridge Road West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-8524 Miller’s Christmas Trees 1600 Eckmansville Road West Union, OH 45693 937-544-2220 Mosier Furniture & Appliances 217 West St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2711 Prather’s IGA 107 East Walnut St. West Union, OH 45693 937-544-5488 Rent-2-Own 105 W. Main St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-8112 Rick’s Hometown T. V. & Appliance Center, Inc. 520 Harry Sauner Hillsboro OH 45133 (937) 393-5468 Sunshine Store 3232 Logans Lane West Union OH 45693 937-544-5685 SVH Global Enterprises 134 Cedar Hill Drive Blue Creek OH 45616 937-544-8920

Young’s IGA 200 N. Main St. Seaman, OH 45679 (937) 386-2911

Sawmills/ Wood products J.McCoy Lumber Co. Ltd. 6 North Main St., PO Box 306 Peebles, OH 45660 937-587-2555 Sizzle Sticks 7601 St. Rt. 348 Blue Creek, OH 45616 (937) 544-7159

Services Adamson Fire Protection, LLC 5071 Tri-County Highway Mt. Orab, OH 45154 513-297-0957 ADCO Printing 51 McMillan St. Peebles OH 45660 (937) 587-1997 All Ways Green Lawn & Landscaping 1856 Greenbrier Road Seaman, OH 45679 (937) 764-1312 Bullis Rehabilitation & Employment Services 2272 Logan’s Lane West Union, OH 45693 (513) 256-9837 Cook & Co. Photography 50 Lawler Road West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-4444 Cocoa Rose Photography 2126 Nichols Ridge Road Seaman, OH 45679 (937) 386-2016 Debra’s Creations, Photography & Fine Art 822 Old Cincinnati Pike West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-7328 DS2 Architects 107 West Second St. Maysville, KY 41056 (606) 564-0961

EVIS LLC West Union, OH 45693 (937) 779-2217 FRS Counseling 509 East Main St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 779-3021 Goodseed Farm & Landscaping 5228 Old SR 32 Peebles OH 45660 (937) 587-7021 RWK Services Inc. 5807 E Sprague Road Independence, OH 44131 440-526-2144

160 Bluegill Road Peebles, OH 45660 937.587.3132 Camping at its best in Southern Ohio!

The Wonder Wand LLC 509 B. East Main St. West Union, OH 45693 740-250-4456

State & County Agencies Adams-Brown Co. Economic Opportunity ABCAP 406 W Plum St. Georgetown, OH 45121 (937) 378-6041 Adams Co. Economic Dev. 215 N. Cross St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-5151

WINERY & RESTAURANT 3859 US Route 52 Manchester, OH 937.549.2957

On the banks of the Ohio River east of Cincinnati

Adams Co. Flood & Bldg. Administrator 215 N. Cross St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-9956 Adams Co. Job & Family Services 482 Rice Drive West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2371 Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau 509 E. Main St. P.O. Box 577 West Union, OH (937) 544-5639 877-232-6764 Area Agency on Aging Dist. 7 F32 URG P.O. 500 Rio Grande, OH 45631 (800) 582-7277 Courthouse/Commissioners 110 West Main St. West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-3286 Village of Seaman 17806 SR 247 Seaman OH 45679 (937) 386-2980


The place for starry nights, delicious dinners, warm fires, and gracious hospitality.



Workforce Connections 19221 State Route 136 P.O. Box 188 Winchester, OH 45697 (800) 233-7891 (937) 695-0316

Telecommunications Frontier Communications 241 S. Nelson Ave. Wilmington, OH 45117 (937) 382-7464 AT&T 525 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 277-4655 Horizon Telcom 68 E. Main St. Chillicothe, OH 45601

Website design & maintenance SolTerra Communication PO Box 213 West Union, OH 45693 (800) 658-1786

Individual memberships Dr. & Mrs. James Abbott Larry Anderson Commissioner Brian Baldridge Russ Brewer Barbara Campbell Commissioner Steve Caraway Tom Cross

Rumpke Waste Collection 9427 Beyer Road Georgetown OH 45121 (937) 378-4126

For more information, call Kim Erwin at 937-544-8252 or visit

55 Stern Drive, Seaman, OH 937.386.2511


Choose from 20 floor plans or custom design your own!

Diane K. Lewis Doug McClellan

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Duke Energy 92 South 4th St. Batavia, OH 45103 (513) 287-5610 (513) 287-5643

817 Tater Ridge Road, West Union, Ohio

Myrna Hixson

Adams Co. Regional Water District 9203 SR 136 West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2396

Dayton Power & Light and DPL Generation 401 Starks Ave. Manchester, OH 4514 4

Enjoy the fall harvest along with quality products of 150 artisans and craftspeople located in the Wheat Ridge Amish area at

Donna Sue Groves

Carol Motza

AEP Ohio 701 Hardin Drive Chillicothe OH 45601 (740) 774-7188

Friday thru Sunday, October 11-13, 2013 10am - 5pm

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Utilities/Waste pickup

Adams Rural Electric SR 136 & 247 West Union, OH 45693 (937) 544-2305

Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair & Harvest Celebration

Charles Newman Judson B. Paul

Tuesday – Friday & Sunday until 3 pm. Groups Encouraged, Ample Motorcoach Parking For Infomation Call 937 544 7103

Call for a FREE Plan Packet & Pricing 1-800-287-9639

Commissioner Paul Worley Mike & Paulette Roberts Jim Schlueter Don Sommers John White


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ANTIQUES Antique Shops Abound As It Was In The Beginning features furniture, collectibles, glassware, and linens, plus custom rug weaving available. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; other times by chance or appointment. 4192 Unity Road, West Union. (937) 544-2867 Barn Sale Antiques specializes in grinding wheels, antique machinery, furniture, country collectibles, potbelly stoves and much more. Open most days. 817 Tater Ridge Road, West Union. (937) 544-8252 Carriage Lane Antiques offers antiques, collectibles, glassware, home decor, unique country, festive seasonal accents, huge selection of A.I. Root Candle & accessories, plus crafts and gifts. Open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday or by chance or appointment. 180 Werline Lane, West Union. (937) 549-4530

Cherry Fork Trading Post is a hard shop to find, but it’s one-of-a-kind in terms of the unusual items it offers. Open usually on weekends. Located in downtown Cherry Fork on State Route 136. Granny’s Place features wallpaper, locally made furniture, quilt squares, primitives and antiques items, Adams County memorabilia and local crafts. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, evenings by appointment. 2586 Burnt Cabin Road, Seaman. (937) 386-1890 Main Street Antique Mall has a little bit of everything from antique furniture to primitives. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 31 North Main St., Peebles. (937) 587-3786

Peebles Flower Shop & Antiques specializes in depression-era glassware and country items but offers everything from small antiques and antique furniture to cut flowers and planters. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 25905 State Route 41, Peebles, and in West Union on Main Street. (937) 587-3044 The Panhandler, a country store with a wide variety of primitives, antiques, and handcrafted items, many by local crafters. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 632A Panhandle Ave (State Route 125), West Union. (937) 544-3491. Rooster Nest B&B and Antiques features a variety of antique furniture and hard-to-find items. Open daily or by chance. 2658 Coon Hill Rd, Winchester. (937) 386-3302 or (877) 386-3302.

Shop marks 20 Years As It was in the Beginning, Carol Ward’s antique shop, last year celebrated 20 years in the antique business. Carol and her late husband Don decided an antique shop would give them something to do during their retirement years and purchased a house in Manchester that was built in 1896. Carol and Don dismantled the house and rebuilt it on their farm just off Unity Road near the Wheat Ridge Amish Community, opening for business in 1992. “We decorated with antiques and called it ‘Early Attic,’” said Carol. Among the more interesting antiques Carol has come across was a 1700’s “Wig Dresser,” a man’s dresser for holding white wigs that were in fashion then. “Most of the antiques I sell are from

the early 1900s and some in the late 1800s,” said Carol. “Interestingly what is selling now are 1940s and 1950s retro furnishings.” She notes that tastes in antique shoppers var y: “Folks like old stoneware, Carol Ward in her shop. kitchen utensils, old books including school books, children and three feet long and prefers old cotton cook books, and linens.” denim from blue jeans. “It makes the To fill her shop she finds antiques at best rugs,” said Carol. various yard sales, auctions and thrift Carol said one of the best things about sales, looking for “interesting and un- her business is meeting people and the usual items.” wealth of knowledge they share. The antique shop also has a loom “That’s how I learn,” said Carol. “I and Carol creates and sells woven rag think antiques are therapy because rugs at her shop. She can weave a rug people reminisce about the things they anywhere from 22 to 32 inches wide and grew up with.”



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