Place:Ohio, Indiana, United States

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NameOhio
Alt namesOhiosource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.933°N 84.85°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1844 - )
See alsoDearborn, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ohio County is located in southeastern Indiana. It borders the state of Kentucky across the Ohio River for which it was named. It is part of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. The county was officially established in 1844 and was one of the last Indiana counties to be created. It is the smallest county in the state in terms of both area and population. The county seat is Rising Sun.

As of 2010, the population was 6,128. The county has a single incorporated city with a population of about 2,500, as well as many small unincorporated communities. It is divided into four townships which provide local services. Three state roads pass through or into the county.

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History

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Dearborn County was formed as part of the Indiana Territory in 1803, and its borders were modified several times, both before and after the creation of the state of Indiana in 1816. Switzerland County was formed from part of Dearborn County in 1814. Ohio County also came out of Dearborn County, but not until much later in March 1844. It was named for the Ohio River, which defines its eastern border.

The Ohio County courthouse was built in the county seat of Rising Sun in 1845. It is a two-story Greek Revival brick building measuring about by , including the portico supported by Doric pillars. This courthouse is still in use and is the oldest continuously-used courthouse in the state.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1844 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 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
1882 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 5,308
1860 5,462
1870 5,837
1880 5,563
1890 4,955
1900 4,724
1910 4,329
1920 4,024
1930 3,747
1940 3,782
1950 4,223
1960 4,165
1970 4,289
1980 5,114
1990 5,315

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~inohio


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