by Wilbur Jacoby
Published 1907, Reprinted 1976, Hardbound, Illustrated, 953 pp.
The definitive history of Marion County and many of its citizens, Jacoby’s book has long served as a reference tool for anyone searching Marion’s past. Among the topics covered are the early settlement of Marion County, public institutions, townships and villages, education, topography and geology of the county, professions, churches ,and over 700 biographies of leading citizens of the county. Over 100 period illustrations and portraits are also included.