Charlesville History


Charlesville - In Colerain Township is one of
the oldest villages in the county. It was originally called
Rattletown. It has a good store, wagon shop, two blacksmith shops, a
school house and twelve dwellings. It contains the head office of the
Friend's Cove Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company, incorporated January 2,
1878. Nearby are a church and a planing mill and wood factory. From
Bedford 6 miles south (in 1900).


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