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Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. It lies in far southern Ohio on the northern bank of the Ohio River just east of the mouth of the Scioto River. The population was 20,226 at the 2010 census.HistoryFoundationPortsmouth's roots began in the 1790s when the small town of Alexandria was founded just west of where Portsmouth is today. Alexandria was flooded numerous times by the Ohio River and the Scioto River. Most recently in January and February 1937. In 1803, Henry Massie spotted a place to move the town away from the flood plains. He began to plot the new city by distributing the land and mapping the streets. Portsmouth was founded in 1803 and was established as a city in 1815. Alexandria soon disappeared.GrowthPortsmouth quickly grew around an industrial base due to its location at the confluence of the Ohio and Scioto rivers; early industrial growth included having meat packing and shipping facilities for Thomas Worthington's Chillicothe farm, located north of Portsmouth on the Scioto River. Portsmouth growth continued with the completion of the Ohio and Erie Canal, and the construction of the N&W railyards and the B&O junction. By the end of the 19th Century, Portsmouth became one of the most important cities between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. By 1916, Portsmouth was listed as being a major industrial and jobbing center, with it being the fourth largest shoe manufacturing center in the country, the largest manufacturer of fire and paving bricks in the United States, having Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and later called Empire-Detroit Steel employing over a thousand, and having over 100 other manufacturing companies producing goods from furniture to engines.
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