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http://www.littlecitiesofblackdiamonds.org/

Peruse a huge and complete collection of information, books, photos and much more relating to the major coal towns of the area and the people who lived and worked there. Watch for the well-organized periodic tours of the area.


http://www.eclipsecompanytown.com/

A restored mining town built atop a coal mine around 1900. Twelve houses with beautiful flowers and the company store have been restored. A couple of the houses are now cafes and the town is a stop on the HockHocking Bike Trail. It makes an interesting visit just east of The Plains on Johnson Road, if you're heading toward Athens on St. Rt. 33.


http://www.countryschoolsassociation.org/

Another huge site for lovers, preservers, historians and interpreters of one-room schools in America. It has an annual conference, an extensive newsletter, lots of historic resources, and is developing a web site section of restored school buildings where you can spend a night or two.


http://www.preservationdirectory.com/

A remarkable compendium of preservation resources and offers an extensive listing of historic lodging in every state in the country.


http://www.heartofhocking.com/

Features information about the Hocking Hills Region including Hocking County, Vinton County and beyond.


 http://www.columbuswashboard.com/

Columbus Washboard Company, 14 Gallagher St., Logan OH 43138 Handcrafted washboards since 1895 and the only washboard factory left in America. Housed in a huge, former shoe factory, the company offers free factory tours from 9-3 weekdays.


http://www.themakersofhandforgediron.com/

Master blacksmith/artist Doug Lockhart performs magic with metals at his forge at the back of the washboard factory. Same address and hours.


http://www.hockingvalleytrain.com/

Family-friendly train rides in vintage railroad cars and cabooses depart the station in Nelsonville twice daily on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through October. Special event theme trips are also scheduled. The train makes a stop at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College, a collection of original log cabins from the area. These were moved to the campus and restored. You can watch costumed interpreters as they go about their daily "lives” in the village.


http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/

Beautifully restored opera house in Nelsonville with a full schedule of music and theatre events.


http://www.hockingcountyhistoricalsociety.com/

Lots of local history housed in six buildings at 64 N. Culver St. in Logan. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 1-4 p.m. May – October.


http://www.oddinns.com/ 

A collection of amazing lodgings and unusual places to stay. Some wacky, some historic, some haunted, some even in the treetops or underwater!