Clock Tower

Out of the Clock Tower

Hello and welcome to the Greene County Archives' blog, "Out of the Clock Tower".  Please join us as we share information on archival issues, news, special events, and highlights from our collection.

Before the archives program began in Greene County in 1996, permanent records were stored in every conceivable space, in basements, garages, and closets. Usually they were in boxes of various shapes and sizes, although seldom adequately labeled, but occasionally they were just in loose piles of books and papers. Most notable were the old records stuffed into the clock tower of the County Courthouse, where they shared their home with pigeon droppings.

Now, there is a clean, environmentally controlled, well appointed location for the county archives, where our historical records are housed in standard sized boxes on steel shelves. We have taken note of their journey in the name for our blog.

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Mar 04

How Greene County Soldiers Helped Save the Union

Posted on March 4, 2021 at 10:27 AM by Elise Kelly

Did you know that April 11th, 2021, marks the 160th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War? To commemorate this historical event, we have created an online Civil War exhibit that tells the story of the Greene County men who served in many of Ohio's regiments and the battles they fought in. The exhibit also shares the experiences of how many African-American men from Greene County served in the United States Colored Infantry, Cavalry, and Heavy Artillery regiments. The exhibit concludes with an insight of life after our nation was torn apart from four arduous years of fighting. Below are some of the features from the exhibit. To see the exhibit in its entirety, please visit our FLICKR page.

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Captain John N. Haynes exhibit panel JPG

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 Private Humphrey Taylor Exhibit Panel18 JPG

Grand Army of the Republic Exhibit Panel 22 JPG


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