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November 7, 2007
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Farming and industry mainstays of Beverly

The village, founded in 1789 by 19 families, is located on the banks of the Muskingum River.

The main route to Beverly is Ohio 60. It's located about 20 miles north of Marietta. Farming is a staple in this community, as is industry. Local plants serving the area include American Electric Power, Globe Metallurgical and Lang Masonry. Two chambers of commerce serve the area, the Beverly-Waterford Chamber and Muskingum Valley Chamber.

Local schools are part of the Fort Frye Local School Sistrict. Other area attractions include two 18-hole golf courses, Lakeside and Arrowhead. Lakeside also includes a motel and a housing development, the area's newest, known as Beverly Hills.

Local events include an annual Christmas lighting and home tour. Emergency services are provided by a part-time police department, the Washington County Sheriff's Office and a volunteer fire department.

Fast facts- 2000 Census Data
Population: 1,282
Total Households: 556
Median Household Income: $32,798
Median Age: 42.8
Average Household Size: 2.23

Fort Frye High School

Beverly-Center Elementary School

Dodge Park, named after the village's founder, John Dodge, Esq.; the Oliver Tucker Museum, which was Dodge's home for some time; the Beverly Dam, part of the Muskingum River lock and dam system.




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Downtown Beverly






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