The Great Maysville Explosion
Maysville Eagle, 1854 - This describes a devastating explosion which occurred in the Maysville Powder Magazine. Maysville suffered extensive damage and the town of Aberdeen, Ohio across the Ohio River was also damaged. Rewards were offered but the solution to the cause of the explosion was never learned. $500 was offered by the owner of the Magazine, $500 by the City, and $500 by citizens of Maysville, for a total of $1,500 - a fortune for the times. Around town, evidence of the explosion can still be seen, including a crater in the side of the First Presbyterian Church on Third Street.