The Local History Department has abstracts of the property taxes for Scioto County from 1806 to 1820. Information may be obtained by contacting Local History.
Portsmouth (Scioto County) has had a long newspaper history. The first newspaper published in Scioto County was the Portsmouth Gazette in 1818. It was short lived and lasted only about 6 months. Many early newspapers merged or carried additional editions (weekly or daily), some of which was indicated in their name.