Ohio County, West Virginia

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Ohio County
West Virginia Independence Hall
Map of West Virginia highlighting Ohio County
Location within the U.S. state of West Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting West Virginia
West Virginia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°06′N 80°37′W / 40.1°N 80.62°W / 40.1; -80.62
Country United States
State West Virginia
FoundedOctober 7, 1776
Named forOhio River
SeatWheeling
Largest cityWheeling
Area
 • Total109 sq mi (280 km2)
 • Land106 sq mi (270 km2)
 • Water3.2 sq mi (8 km2)  2.9%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
42,035
 • Density409/sq mi (158/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.ohiocounty.wv.gov

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