Place:Athens, Ohio, United States

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Athens County is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Ohio, United States. It was formed in 1805 from Washington County. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 64,757, which is an increase of 4.1% from 62,223 in 2000. Its county seat is Athens. Because the original state university (Ohio University) was founded there in 1804, the town and the county were named for the ancient center of learning, Athens, Greece.

The Athens Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Athens County.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1792 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1805 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1807 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1817 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1867 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 2,791
1820 6,338
1830 9,787
1840 19,109
1850 18,215
1860 21,364
1870 23,768
1880 28,411
1890 35,194
1900 38,730
1910 47,798
1920 50,430
1930 44,175
1940 46,166
1950 45,839
1960 46,998
1970 54,889
1980 56,399
1990 59,549

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External links

www.seorf.ohiou.edu/athens_county.html


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