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Re: Was it ever called Piqua County? Lewis, Olson
Posted by: Christine M. Lallier (ID *****8359) Date: January 05, 2003 at 05:32:21
In Reply to: Was it ever called Piqua County? Lewis, Olson by Ronald Macdonald of 857

Pickaway came from the Shawnee Indian word Piqua. Here is a paragraph from a Pickaway Co. history from Pickaway County OHGenweb:

The name Pickaway (originally Piqua) which was adopted was of Indian origin. It is said to have been the name of a numerous family of the Shawnee tribe who occupied the plains, known as the Pickaway Plains when the first white people came there.

Looks like your ancestor came from Pickaway Co.

Good Luck,
Chris


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