Collection: Ferristown

Ferristown. Perry Township, Brown County.

"When Williams and Ferris began their business of manufacturing hames, lumber, etc., at the above-named place, October, 1866, there were not to exceed 35 or 40 acres of cleared land on the entire tract of over 1100 acres. At this time, Nov. 1875, there are more than 500 acres under cultivation. Since 1866 they have shipped more than one million feet of lumber, twelve thousand cords of wood, one hundred thousand bushels of charcoal, ten thousand dozen pairs of hames, which have found a market in nearly every State and territory in the United States, Cuba, Mexico, and Canada."

Source: Atlas of Brown County. Lake, Griffing & Stevenson. 1876