Ohio County, West Virginia
|Ohio County, West Virginia|
Location in the U.S. state of West Virginia
West Virginia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||October 7, 1776|
|Named for||Ohio River|
|• Total||109 sq mi (282 km2)|
|• Land||106 sq mi (275 km2)|
|• Water||3.2 sq mi (8 km2), 2.9%|
|• Density||409/sq mi (158/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC−5/−4|
Ohio County is a county in West Virginia. It was created in 1776. It was named for the Ohio River which forms its western border. West Liberty (formerly Black's Cabin) was the county seat from 1777 to 1797. The city of Wheeling, West Virginia has been the county seat since then. As of 2010, 44,443 people lived there.
Ohio County is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia metropolitan area.
Bordering counties[change | change source]
- Brooke County (north)
- Washington County, Pennsylvania (east)
- Marshall County (south)
- Belmont County, Ohio (west)
- Jefferson County, Ohio (northwest)
References[change | change source]
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