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Jamestown, Ohio

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The Jamestown Opera House

Jamestown is the only village within the boundaries of Silvercreek Township, Greene County, Ohio. It was named for Jamestown, Virginia where Thomas Browder, the earliest settler, originated. It was surveyed in 1815 by Thomas P. Moorman and Mr. Thomas, the Clinton County surveyor, and was platted in 1816.

In 1810, a tan-yard was started by John Miller and William Street. The first physician in Jamestown was Dr. Matthew Winans, son of Judge Winans of Xenia. In 1826, William Baker of Kentucky, paid a visit to his uncle, Dr. Winans, and decided to stay. The local tavern was kept by Zinnia Adams, who came in 1824, and was the father of the “Adams Boys”.


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