I have created a blog for posting articles about Jefferson County History. I know that there are many researchers with connections in Ripley County who are also interested in Jefferson.
I am doing this to start getting information from my rapidly evolving book on the history of Jefferson County into the public. I hope to publish by 2009. It's probably more than anybody needs to know about the county up to roughly World War I. I am writing it because of the approaching bicentennial of Madison and because there's never been a history of Jefferson County written that was very good and a lot of information circulating about the county has become disconnected from the source material that, even when true, it's hard to tell why we know it's true. Also, so many histories have concentrated on the great man and great houses of Madison's Golden Age that the rest of history has been given short shrift.
I will be digesting information, hopefully a regular basis.
Suggestions, ideas, corrections are welcome.
The first two posts:
John Sheets--Man of Action
Madison, 200 Years--Which 200 Years?
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