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Map of Va: Ohio CountyOhio County was established in 1776 from the western lands of the District of West Augusta. The county derived its name from the Indian name for the river which meant "great river" in their language. The first known settlers had arrived just a few years before, in 1769, at present-day Wheeling. In 1785, upon settlement of the western boundary of Pennsylvania, the remainder of Yohogania County not ceded to Pennsylvania were added to Ohio County. Brooke County was formed from Ohio in 1797 and Tyler was established in 1814. With the creation of Marshall County in 1836, further cessions from Ohio County came to an end.

For a better understanding of county boundary changes, see our new section Virginia in Maps
Ohio County,Virginia 1810 Federal Census: A Transcription
John Vogt, 2010, x, 35 pp., 8x10 format, illustrations, maps, full name index. A faithful and accurate transcription of the first surviving census for this northwestern Virginia county along the banks of the Ohio River from which all or part of three West Virginia counties ultimately were formed.
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Ohio Co. 1815 Directory of Landowners by Roger G. Ward. 2005. 21 pages, map, 5 1/2X8 1/2.
For a full description of the 1815 LAND DIRECTORY Records and a listing of available counties, see:
Individual County Booklets, 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners
[Vd77] $6.00

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