Waverly Travel Guide

  • Pike County Courthouse, Waverly, Ohio
    Pike County Courthouse, Waverly, Ohio
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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Emitt House Restaurant & Tavern is listed here under "things to do" because I did not eat here, and also because the building is definitely worth seeing just for its architecture and history.

    The Emmitt House was established by Waverly's first millionaire industrialist, James Emmitt, in 1861, at the beginning of the War Between the States. It is still in operation today.

    The Emmitt House was built directly on the Erie and Ohio Canal, which has long since been replaced in Waverly by a highway. The construction of the Emmitt House was due in part to carpenter Madison Hemings, son of President Thomas Jefferson's favorite slave, Sally Hemings. Madison claimed that President Jefferson was his father, and there is much historical evidence to support that claim.

    The Emmitt House, Waverly, Ohio The Emmitt House, Waverly, Ohio Emmitt House Historical Marker
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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jun 14, 2007

    The Pike Heritage Museum, located in the former German Evangelical Church on Market Street, houses a wonderful collection of early Pike County history. Additional historical material can be found in the Pike County Room of the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library, 207 North Market Street, Waverly.

    Pike Heritage Museum Sign in front of Pike Heritage Museum Welcome to Pike Heritage Museum Old Church Inscription above the Museum
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