Place:Ohio, West Virginia, United States

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Ohio County is a county located in the Northern Panhandle of the U.S state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,443. Its county seat is Wheeling.

Ohio County was formed from the District of West Augusta, Virginia in 1776. It was named for the Ohio River which forms its western boundary. West Liberty (formerly Black's Cabin) was the county seat from 1777 to 1797.

Ohio County is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia metropolitan area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1776 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1776 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1777 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1778 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1793 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 5,212
1800 4,740
1810 8,175
1820 9,182
1830 15,584
1840 13,357
1850 18,006
1860 22,422
1870 28,831
1880 37,457
1890 41,557
1900 48,024
1910 57,572
1920 62,892
1930 72,077
1940 73,115
1950 71,672
1960 68,437
1970 64,197
1980 61,389
1990 50,871

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Ohio County, Virginia was formed in 1777 from part of the District of West Augusta, Virginia. It later became part of the State of West Virginia when it achieved statehood in 1863.


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