Ohio County, West Virginia

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Ohio County, West Virginia
West Virginia Independence Hall from southwest.jpg
Map of West Virginia highlighting Ohio County
Location in the U.S. state of West Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting West Virginia
West Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded October 7, 1776
Named for Ohio River
Seat Wheeling
Largest city Wheeling
Area
 • Total 109 sq mi (282 km2)
 • Land 106 sq mi (275 km2)
 • Water 3.2 sq mi (8 km2), 2.9%
Population (est.)
 • (2017) 42,035
 • Density 409/sq mi (158/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.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