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James George was a prominent early settler on a tract of land between Wolf creek and North Liberty. The place was called Georgetown, and a village of that name was once started but failed to grow. His brick house, built about 1828, was a landmark in that section, and his activity in various works entitle him to distinction in this history coal was mined on his place about 1822, and just across the line in Butler county a company of which he was a member struck the first oil and gas well in this part of the state, in 1838. He was also one of the early county commissioners.  


Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, 1909, pages 160-161



An embryo village named Georgetown was pushed into life on a portion of [James] George's farm, but, as it was located near an unhealthy swamp, the enterprise was abandoned.


History of Mercer County, 1888, page 557



located in Liberty Township

What the History of Mercer County 1877 says about James George & Georgetown

If you're looking for your ancestors in Georgetown, try the Census for  1850 Census for Wolf Creek Twp and the 1870 Census for Liberty Township

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