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New tombstone placed by family in 2018 at Mound Cemetery

Henry Houston "Wiley" Dunham born in Piketon, Ohio January 30, 1877.  Died in Cleveland, Ohio  January 16, 1934.   He was a pitcher for one season (1902) with the St. Louis Cardinals. For his career, he compiled a 2–3 record, with a 5.68 earned run average, and 13 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched.

 Debut: May 24, 1902  Last Game: June 21, 1902

Steamer "American" 180 tons startled the Piketon village with toots of the whistle 3 February 1848

 Chillicothe News-Advertiser on Jan 30, 1916 source Rami Yoakum

Piketon court house lighting rod 9 Jam 1883 Waverly Watchman 

Cincinnatati & Hillsborough Railroad extending through Piketon to the Jackson coal fields

Piketon Rheinfrank & Bro's store robbed 1 Jul 1886 Waverly Watchman

Piketon jail sold 9 Jam 1883 Waverly Watchman

Waverly Courier 1 July 1890

Vulgamore Brothers trade token

Building new Rt. 23 bridge at Piketon on right and the old on the left abt. 1939
Charles Christman collection

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Old Bridge just off to the left of the current Rt. 23 approaching the Piketon Bridge

Old Piketon-Rittenour Cemetery 

photo Tyrone Hemry April 2008

Mound Cemetery, Piketon looking south 

photo by Tyrone Hemry April 2008

Mound Cemetery looking west toward mound 

photo by Tyrone Hemry April 2008

Piketon N&W Depot
Pat Slagle photo via Jim Henry

The Railroad, then known as the Scioto Valley Railroad, was being built through the Piketon area in May of 1876.

There was also plans for a rail line to be built from Hillsboro to connect at Piketon according to a story in the Waverly Watchman 13 June 1876. The road bed had been built for 24 years (1852) but lacked a bridge across the Scioto River, the abutments for which were already standing, and lacking the iron and rolling stock.

Entrance to Mound Cemetery, Piketon, Ohio

Leist & Frey Auto Service, Piketon, Ohio 

 P. Armstrong & Co. Meat Market

Patterson Mill, Piketon, OH

Note Patterson's mill and the building to the left behind it was used in the 1970s as a International Harvester dealership. This site is now occupied by the Comfort Inn.

Piketon Street Scene

Piketon 1912

Piketon, Ohio Looking Back 

Bridge Across the Scioto River at Piketon, Ohio