Ohio County, West Virginia

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Ohio County, West Virginia
West Virginia Independence Hall from southwest.jpg
Location within West Virginia
Location within West Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting West Virginia
West Virginia's location within the U.S.
FoundedOctober 7, 1776
Named forOhio River
Largest cityWheeling
 • Total109 sq mi (282 km2)
 • Land106 sq mi (275 km2)
 • Water3.2 sq mi (8 km2), 2.9%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)42,035
 • Density409/sq mi (158/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneEastern: 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]

Ohio County is one of four US counties to border the state with whom it shares its name (the others are Nevada County, California, Texas County, Oklahoma, and Delaware County, Pennsylvania).

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Coordinates: 40°06′N 80°37′W / 40.10°N 80.62°W / 40.10; -80.62