Place:Guernsey, Ohio, United States

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NameGuernsey
Alt namesGuernseysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.05°N 81.517°W
Located inOhio, United States     (1810 - )
See alsoBelmont, Ohio, United StatesParent county
Muskingum, Ohio, United StatesParent county
Monroe, Ohio, United StatesChild county (1813)
Morgan, Ohio, United StatesChild county (1817)
Noble, Ohio, United StatesChild county (1851)

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County of Guernsey

Guernsey is a county situated in the eastern part of the state of Ohio, United States of America. The county seat is Cambridge. Guernsey is bounded on the north by Tuscarawas County, on the northeast by Harrison County, on the east by Belmont County, on the south by Noble County, on the west by Muskingum County, and on the northwest by Coshocton County. The county, generally speaking, is very hilly and uneven in its topography. The highest ground is in the northwest and southwest portions. The drainage of the county is by the valley of Wills creek, a branch of the Muskingum river. Its numerous tributaries form a complete network throughout the entire county.

History

Guernsey was erected from portions of the counties of Belmont and Muskingum by an act dated 10 March 1810. The county was named after the isle of Guernsey, in the English Channel, from which many of the county's early settlers came.

Boundaries

The county's original boundaries were defined as follows:

Beginning at the center of the fourth range, on the line between the fourth and fifth tiers of townships in said range (of United States military lands); thence east with said line to the western boundary of the seventh range; thence south to the southeast corner of the county of Tuscarawas; thence east through the center of the eleventh township of the seventh range of Congress lands to the line between the sixth and the seventh ranges; thence south with the said line to the northern boundary of the County of Washington; thence west with the said boundary line, through the center of the fifth township of the seventh range; thence north to the center of the sixth township of the eighth range; thence west with the northern boundary of Washington County, to the line between the tenth and eleventh ranges; thence north with said line to the southern boundary of the United States military lands; thence west with said line to the southwest corner of the first township in the fourth range; thence north to the northwest corner of the third township of the fourth range; thence east to the center of the fourth range; thence north to the place of beginning.

Thus the townships that were included within the boundaries were the northern half of township 5, townships 6–10, and the southern half of township 11 of range 7; the northern half of township 6 and townships 7–8 of ranges 8 and 9; the northern half of township 7 and townships 8–9 of range 10; and in the military district, townships 1–4 of the first four ranges, excepting the western half of township 4 of range 4. The land in the seventh range of the survey was taken from Belmont County. All of the other land was taken from Muskingum County.

Population

Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990
Population 3,0519,29218,03627,74830,43824,47423,83827,19728,64534,42542,71645,35241,48638,82238,45238,57937,66542,02439,024

Timeline

Date Event Source
1802 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1810 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1812 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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

  • Sarchet, Cyrus P.B. History of Guernsey County, Ohio. (Indianapolis, Indiana: B.F. Bowen, 1911). Two volumes. WorldCat

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From Wikipedia

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Guernsey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,087. Its county seat is Cambridge, and it is named for the Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel, from which many of the county's early settlers came.

Guernsey County comprises the Cambridge, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH Combined Statistical Area.

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