Place:Noble, Ohio, United States

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NameNoble
Alt namesNoblesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.833°N 81.467°W
Located inOhio, United States     (1851 - )
See alsoGuernsey, Ohio, United StatesParent county
Monroe, Ohio, United StatesParent county
Morgan, Ohio, United StatesParent county
Washington, Ohio, United StatesParent county

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County of Noble

Noble is a county situated in the southeastern part of the state of Ohio, United States of America. The county seat is Caldwell. Noble is bordered by the counties of Guernsey to the north, Belmont and Monroe to the east, Washington to the south, and Morgan and Muskingum to the west. It is one of the hilliest counties in the state. A ridge running east and west through the county divides it into two main slopes; this watershed runs through Marion, Center, Noble, Buffalo, and a corner of Brookfield townships. North of the ridge the streams flow in a northwesterly direction to the Muskingum river, and south of it the streams flow southeast to the Ohio river.

History

Noble was erected from portions of the counties of Washington, Morgan, Guernsey, and Monroe from 1 April 1851 by an act passed 11 March 1851. The county was so named to secure the influence of Rep. Warren P. Noble, of Seneca County, who was chairman of the committee on new counties. It may also have been because the Noble family was prominent in the area (where already there was a township named Noble).

Initially, Sarahsville was the county seat. The first courts of the county were held at the town of Olive (a part of present day Caldwell) until November 1851. A vote was taken and a resolution was passed by the county commissioners in 1854 to survey a new county seat named Caldwell. The selected tract of land in Olive Township was deeded by Samuel Caldwell to the county commissioners on 2 June 1857, and a new court house was completed by 1859.

Boundaries

The county's boundaries were defined as follows:

Beginning at the southwest corner of township 5, in range 9 in Morgan Co.; thence north to the northwest corner of said township 5; thence west to the southwest corner of section 34 in township 7, in range 10; thence north on section lines to the north line of said township 7; thence west to the northwest corner of said township 7; thence north to the southwest corner of Guernsey Co.; thence east to the southwest corner of township 8, in range 9 in said county; thence north to the northwest corner of section 18 in said township 8; thence east on section lines to the east line of said township 8; thence north to the northeast corner of said township 8; thence east to the southwest corner of section 22 in township 1, of range 1 of the military lands; thence north to the northwest corner of section 19 in said township 1; thence east on section lines to the east line of said township 1; thence north to the northwest corner of township 8, in range 7 in said Guernsey Co.; thence east to the west line of Belmont Co.; thence south to the southwest corner of Belmont Co.; thence west to the southwest corner of section 19 in said township 8, in range 7; thence south on section lines to the northwest corner of section 19, in township 6, in range 7 in Monroe Co.; thence east to the northeast corner of section 13 in said township 6; thence south on section lines to the southeast corner of section 18, in township 4, in range number 7 in Washington Co.; thence west to the east line of township 5, in range 8 in said county; thence north to the northeast corner of section 25 in said township 5; thence west to the southwest corner of section 23; thence north to the northwest corner of said section 23; thence west to the southwest corner of section 15; thence north to the southwest corner of section 10; thence west to the southwest corner of section 8; thence north to the northwest corner of section 8; thence west to the west line of said township 5, in said range 8; thence south to the southeast corner of Morgan Co.; thence west to the place of beginning.

Thus the townships that were included within the boundaries were western portions of townships 4–7 and all of township 8 of range 7; the northeastern half of township 5 and townships 6–8 of range 8; townships 5–7 and the majority of 8 of range 9; townships 7 (eastern half) and 8 of range 10; and four sections in the southeastern corner of township 1 of range 1 of the military district. The territory taken from Morgan County comprises the present townships of Brookfield, Noble, Sharon, Olive, Jackson, and the twelve sections of Center that belonged to township 7 of range 9. Beaver, Wayne, Seneca, and Buffalo were taken from Guernsey County; Marion, Stock, Enoch, nearly all of Elk, fifteen and one-half sections of Center and the seven northern sections of Jefferson were taken from Monroe County. The territory taken from Washington County is that included in the four southern sections of Elk and that part of Jefferson belonging to township 5 of range 8.

Population

Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990
Population 20,75119,94921,13820,75319,46618,60117,84914,96114,58711,75010,98210,42811,31011,336

Timeline

Date Event Source
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 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

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Bibliography

  • Martin, Frank M. (ed.). The county of Noble: A history of Noble County, Ohio, from the earliest days, with special chapter on military affairs, and special attention given to resources. (Madison, Wisconsin: Selwyn A. Brant, 1904). WorldCat
  • History of Noble County, Ohio, with portraits and biographical sketches of some of its pioneers and prominent men. (Chicago: L.H. Watkins, 1887). WorldCat
  • Illustrated atlas of Noble County, Ohio. (Philadelphia: Wall, Mann & Hall, 1876). Images. Library of Congress

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From Wikipedia

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Noble County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,645, making it the third-least populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is Caldwell. The county is named for Rep. Warren P. Noble of the Ohio House of Representatives, who was an early settler there.

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