Chillicothe (Ohio)

Ross County


Chillicothe is a city and the county seat of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The population was 21,796 at the 2000 census.

Chillicothe, the village of Shawnee, also called Shawano Indians had, originally named after the great Shawnee group of Chilacatha. Even the famous Shawnee chief Cornstalk came from this great Shawnee Group. Chillicothe was very close to the edge of the high steep bank of the Scioto River. The landward side of the village were secured by palisades, which were associated with Weidenflechtwerk. Chillicothe was inhabited until 1787 by the Shawnees. Today's is located in Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County, the seat of the county government ( County Seat), it is, and was founded by Colonel Nathaniel Massie, 1796. In the 19th century Chillicothe was twice the capital of Ohio. 1947 translated Betty Harris & The Four Tunes the city with " Chillicothe, Ohio " published on Manor 1087- A, a musical monument.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Thomas M. Anderson, Brigadier General
  • Edward Cook, Athlete and Olympic champion
  • Lucy Hayes, wife of U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes and one-time American First Lady
  • Neil Johnston, Basketball Player
  • Herbert Alton Meyer, politician, member of the House of Representatives
  • Gardner Murphy, a psychologist and parapsychologist
  • Noel Sickles, comic artist, illustrator and cartoonist
  • Nancy Wilson, a singer and two-time Grammy winner