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Re: Amsterdam? and Kilgore? Carroll Co., Ohio
Posted by: Don Williams (ID *****4835) Date: March 27, 2002 at 14:58:44
In Reply to: Amsterdam? and Kilgore? Carroll Co., Ohio by Sylvia Meeker of 307

Sylvia, Yes Amsterdam and Kilgore are both small towns or villages in Ohio. If you would view a map of Ohio, you will see that Amsterdam is located in Jefferson County which is directly across the Ohio River from Hancock County, WV, the uppermost county of WV. Amsterdam is approximately 25 miles due west from the Ohio River toward Jefferson County and in that county. Kilgore is about 20 miles or so further west from Amsterdam. Kilgore is located in Carroll County but Amsterdam is in Jefferson County. My mother, whose maiden name was Lawrence, was born and raised in Amsterdam, Ohio. Her ancestors came from Ireland in 1843 and settled in Carroll County. I don't know much about Kilgore but from the mainstreet of Amsterdam is a road labeled Kilgore Road which takes one to Kilgore. Amsterdam was a small flourishing coal mining town and owned by the coal mines at one time. Some of the old company owned houses are still there today. Not much there anymore but in the 1950's the town had a movie theater, five & dime store, many nice small businesses, and as a child I can still remember the trains going through at night. Hope this sheds some light for you. Don Williams

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