Place:Morgan, Ohio, United States

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NameMorgan
Alt namesMorgansource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.617°N 81.833°W
Located inOhio, United States     (1817 - )
See alsoGuernsey, Ohio, United StatesParent county
Muskingum, Ohio, United StatesParent county
Washington, Ohio, United StatesParent county
Noble, Ohio, United StatesChild county (1851)

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County of Morgan

Morgan is a county situated in the southeastern part of the state of Ohio, United States of America. It is located in the Muskingum River Valley. The county seat is McConnelsville. Morgan is bounded on the north by Muskingum County, on the east by Noble County, on the east and south by Washington County, on the south and west by Athens County, and on the west by Perry County.

History

Morgan was erected from portions of the counties of Guernsey, Washington, and Muskingum by act of the state's general Assembly on December 29, 1817, and it was organized March 1, 1819 (by an act passed December 28, 1818). The county was named in honor of General Daniel Morgan who was an officer during the American Revolution.

Boundaries

The county's initial boundaries were defined as follows:

Beginning at the southwest corner of township 8, range 13; thence east to the eastern bank of the Muskingum River; thence down said river with the meanders thereof to a point where it will first intersect the northern boundary of the donation tract; thence east with the said northern boundary line to the southeast corner of township 5, range 9; thence north to the northeast corner of said township; thence east to the western boundary line of Monroe County to the southeast corner of township 6, range 8; thence north to the northeast corner of township 7, range 8; thence west to the line of Muskingum County; thence south to the southwest corner of township 8, range 10; thence west to the center of township 14, range 14; thence south to the southern line of said township; thence east to the southeast corner of said township; thence south to the place of beginning.

Thus the townships that were initially included within the boundaries were townships 6–7 of range 8; townships 5–7 of range 9; townships 6–8 of range 10; townships 9 (majority of) and 10–11 of range 11; townships 9–11 of range 12; townships 8–9 and the southern portion of township 10 of range 13; and the southeast quarter of township 14 of range 14. By act of the legislature on December 24, 1819, townships 6 and 7 of range 8 were attached to Monroe County.

On March 11, 1845, the townships of Marion and Homer, Athens County, and seven sections of Roxbury Township, Washington County, were attached to Morgan County.

On April 1, 1851, the townships of Brookfield, Noble, Olive, Jackson (formerly Olive Green), and the eastern half of Manchester were taken from Morgan County when Noble County was erected and organized.

Population

Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990
Population 5,29711,80020,85228,58522,11920,36320,07419,14317,90516,09714,55513,58314,22712,83612,74712,37514,24114,194

Timeline

Date Event Source
1795 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 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

Research Tips


Bibliography

  • Lewis, Thomas W. History of southeastern Ohio and the Muskingum Valley, 1788–1928; covering Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Guernsey, Licking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry and Washington counties. (Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1928). 3 volumes. WorldCat
  • Robertson, Charles. History of Morgan County, Ohio, with portraits and biographical sketches of some of its pioneers and prominent men. (Chicago: L.H. Watkins, 1886). WorldCat

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From Wikipedia

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Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,054, making it the fourth-least populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is McConnelsville. The county was created in 1817 and later organized in 1819. It is named for Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.

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