Harshaville Covered Bridge
The Harshaville Covered Bridge was built in 1855, before the Civil War. It is the last historic covered bridge that is still used in Adams County, Ohio. It was used to pass through the county during the Civil War by the Confederate General John Morgan and his Raiders. In 1976, The Harshaville Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Backstory and Context
The Harshaville covered bridge was named for the Harsha family. Most significantly, the bridge is associated with the campaign known as Morgan’s Raid. In 1863, John Hunt Morgan and his raiders ransacked the Harshviille general store and burned many bridges; however, they spared the Harshaville Covered Bridge. After that, they used it to pass through the county during the Civil War