Life Along the Shermans



Shermans Creek and all other waterways played major roles in the settling of Perry County.  The creeks and streams not only provided fresh water and fish, but also provided power to run mills.

Prior to 1750 the area was populated by Indians that traveled by ancient trails and lived off the natural bounty of the land.  By 1850 the white settlers transformed dense forest into farm land and a network of roads and bridges that linked all the communities in the region.

This is the historical record of that transformation from 1750 to 1850 in a four-mile stretch of the Shermans Creek in Carroll, Wheatfield and Penn Townships.  From Indian attacks to an industrial complex, Life Along the Shermans explains how the life of the settlers changed and how a wilderness was forged into Perry County.

5" x 7"  139 pages            NOW ON KINDLE

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