Place:Morrow, Ohio, United States

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Morrow County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. Shawnee people used the area for hunting purposes before white settlers arrived in the early 19th century. Morrow County was organized in 1848 from parts of four neighboring counties and named for Jeremiah Morrow, Governor of Ohio from 1822 to 1826. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 34,827, which is an increase of 10.1% from 31,628 in 2000. Its county seat is Mount Gilead. The center of population of Ohio is also located east of Mount Gilead. Morrow County is part of the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Famous people born in Morrow County include (1) Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, who was born near Blooming Grove, Ohio, in northeast Morrow County; (2) Quaker abolitionist Richard Dillingham, who was born in Peru Township; (3) Reverend Frank W. Gunsaulus, cleryman, writer and educator (see Illinois Institute of Technology), who was born in Chesterville, Ohio; (4) Dawn Powell, who was born in Mount Gilead; and abolitionist and women's rights advocate Samuel Newitt Wood who was born in Mount Gilead.

Morrow County's historic World War I Victory Shaft, unique in the United States, is located in the center of downtown Mount Gilead. Other areas interesting to the tourist include: Mount Gilead State Park; Amish farms and businesses near Johnsville and Chesterville; the Mid-Ohio Race Track near Steam Corners; the rolling Allegheny foothills of eastern Morrow County; the site of the birthplace of President Warren G. Harding near Blooming Grove; the site of the former Ohio Central College in Iberia; the early 19th-century architecture of buildings in Chesterville, Ohio; the Revolutionary War Soldiers' Memorial in Mount Gilead; the Civil War monument in Cardington; and the mid-19th-century architecture of the Morrow County Courthouse and Old Jail in Mount Gilead.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1848 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
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
1850 20,280
1860 20,445
1870 18,583
1880 19,072
1890 18,120
1900 17,879
1910 16,815
1920 15,570
1930 14,489
1940 15,646
1950 17,168
1960 19,405
1970 21,348
1980 26,480
1990 27,749

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External links

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