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Morrow County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Morrow County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Seat Mount Gilead
Largest village Mount Gilead
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

407 sq mi (1,055 km²)
406 sq mi (1,052 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.28%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

31,628
78/sq mi (30/km²)
Founded March 1, 1848[1]
Named for Jeremiah Morrow
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.morrowcounty.info/

Morrow County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. Shawnee people used the area for hunting purposes before white settlers arrived in the early 1800s. Morrow County was organized in 1848 from parts of four neighboring counties and named for Jeremiah Morrow, Governor of Ohio from 1822 to 1826. As of 2000, the population was 31,628, and the census estimated the population to be 34,529 in 2006. [2] Its county seat is Mount Gilead[3]. The center of population of Ohio is also located east of Mount Gilead.[4] Morrow County is part of the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Famous people born in Morrow County include (1) Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, who was born near Blooming Grove, Ohio, in northeast Morrow County; (2) Quaker abolitionist Richard Dillingham, who was born in Peru Township; (3) Reverend Frank W. Gunsaulus, cleryman, writer and educator (see Illinois Institute of Technology), who was born in Chesterville, Ohio; and (4) writer Dawn Powell, who was born in Mount Gilead.

Morrow County's historic World War I Victory Shaft, unique in the United States, is located in the center of downtown Mount Gilead. Other areas interesting to the tourist include: Mount Gilead State Park; Amish farms and businesses near Johnsville and Chesterville; the Mid-Ohio Race Track near Steam Corners; the rolling Allegheny foothills of eastern Morrow County; the site of the birthplace of President Warren G. Harding near Blooming Grove; the site of the former Ohio Central College in Iberia; the early 19th century architecture of buildings in Chesterville, Ohio; the Revolutionary War Soldiers' Memorial in Mount Gilead; the Civil War monument in Cardington; and the mid-19th century architecture of the Morrow County Courthouse and Old Jail in Mount Gilead.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 407 square miles (1,055 km²).406 square miles (1,052 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.28%) is water. Morrow County is considered to be a part of "Central Ohio."

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 31,628 people, 11,499 households, and 8,854 families residing in the county. The population density was 78 people per square mile (30/km²). There were 12,132 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.37% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,499 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.60% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.00% were non-families. 19.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.09.

Old Morrow County Jail.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,882, and the median income for a family was $45,747. Males had a median income of $33,129 versus $22,454 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,830. About 6.60% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Morrow County Courthouse.

Communities

Map of Morrow County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

City

Villages

Townships

Unincorporated communities

  • Jugs Corners
  • North Woodbury
  • Penlan
  • Pulaskiville
  • Russell
  • Shauck
  • Shawtown
  • South Woodbury
  • St. James
  • Vails Corners
  • Westfield
  • West Liberty
  • West Point
  • Williamsport

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Morrow County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Morrow.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  2. ^ "Morrow County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39117&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "Population and Population Centers by State: 2000". U.S. Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cenpop/statecenters.txt. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 40°32′N 82°48′W / 40.53°N 82.80°W / 40.53; -82.80


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Morrow County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Morrow County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 1, 1848[1]
Seat Mount Gilead
Largest City Mount Gilead
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.28%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

31628
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.morrowcounty.info/
Named for: Jeremiah Morrow

Morrow County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. Shawnee people used the area for hunting purposes before white settlers arrived in the early 1800s. Morrow County was organized in 1848 from parts of four neighboring counties and named for Jeremiah Morrow, Governor of Ohio from 1822 to 1826. As of 2000, the population was 31,628.[2]

Famous people born in Morrow County include (1) Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, who was born near Blooming Grove in northeast Morrow County; (2) Quaker abolitionist Richard Dillingham, who was born in Peru Township; (3) Reverend Frank W. Gunsaulus, cleryman, writer and educator (see Illinois Institute of Technology), who was born in Chesterville; and (4) writer Dawn Powell, who was born in Mount Gilead.

Morrow County's historic, World War I Victory Memorial Shaft, unique in the United States, is located in the center of downtown Mount Gilead. Other areas interesting to the tourist include: Mount Gilead State Park; Amish farms and businesses near Johnsville and Chesterville; the Mid-Ohio Race Track near Steam Corners; the rolling Allegheny foothills of eastern Morrow County; the site of the birthplace of President Warren G. Harding near Blooming Grove; the site of the former Ohio Central College in Iberia; the early 19th century architecture of buildings in Chesterville; the Revolutionary War Soldiers' Memorial in Mount Gilead; the Civil War monument in Cardington; and the mid-19th century architecture of the Morrow County Courthouse and Old Jail in Mount Gilead.

Contents

Geography

Map of Morrow County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Old Morrow County Jail.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,055 km² (407 sq mi). 1,052 km² (406 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.28%) is water. Morrow County is considered to be a part of "Central Ohio."

Adjacent counties

Municipalities

Townships

Other places

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 31,628 people, 11,499 households, and 8,854 families residing in the county. The population density was 30/km² (78/sq mi). There were 12,132 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (30/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.37% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,499 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.60% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.00% were non-families. 19.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.09.

Morrow County Courthouse.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,882, and the median income for a family was $45,747. Males had a median income of $33,129 versus $22,454 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,830. About 6.60% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Main article: Ohio county government

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Morrow County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39117&sid=0 |title = Morrow County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University

Coordinates: 40°32′N 82°48′W / 40.53, -82.80

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