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1788

George Lemon was born

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1800

John Bunnell built a cabin in Pennsboro

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1807

Thomas Harris moved westward from Clarksburg

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1810

John Webster bought the property of John Bunnell and built the Old Stone House, in present Pennsboro, Ritchie County

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1817

Daniel Haymond settled at the head of the North Fork of the Hughes River

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1822

Harrisville was laid out by Thomas Harris

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1833

The town of Solus (present Harrisville) became known by that name

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Feb 18, 1843

Ritchie County was created from Wood, Lewis, and Harrison Counties

1844

The city of Smithville was planned

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1850

There were 200 residents at Federal Hill

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1852

The Ritchie Mines was discovered by Frederick Lemon

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1856

A B&O station was located at Cairo

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1859

Frederick Lemon sold the Ritchie Mines

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1866

George Lemon died

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1895

Harrisville, the county seat of Ritchie County, was named in honor of Thomas Harris

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1949

Mole Hill changed its name to Mountain

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2000

Ritchie County's population was 10,343

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