ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO
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HISTORY
Adams County is named after John Adams, the second President of the United States.
It was organized in 1799 and has 546 square miles.
The County Seat of Adams County is West Union.

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The history of Adams County properly dates from the month of December, in the year 1790, when Nathaniel Massie and his little band of hardy frontiersmen began the erection of the Stockade at the Three Islands on the present site of the town of Manchester. This was the "pioneer corps" in the Virginia Military Reservation, in the Northwest territory, and was the beginning of the third permanent white settlement in the State of Ohio.

The civil organization of the county was effected Tuesday, September 12, 1797, at Manchester, the site of the first white settlement in the Virginia Reservation, and the third in Ohio. There were three counties organized in Ohio before Adams, namely: Washington, Hamilton, and Wayne. [Source: "A General History of Adams County..." by Nelson W. Evans and Emmons B. Stivers; pub. 1900]

TOWNSHIPS:

Brush Creek *  Franklin *  Green *  Jefferson * Manchester *  Meigs *
Monroe *  Oliver * Sprigg *  Tiffin * Wayne * Winchester

MUNICIPALITIES:

Cherry Fork * Manchester * Peebles * Rome  * Seaman * West Union * Winchester

OTHER LOCALITIES:
Bentonville * Blue Creek * Lynx

Courthouse
Adams County, Ohio Courthouse
c. 1930's

County Seat: West Union
Year Organized: 1797
Square Miles: 584
 

 

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Website Updates:
Apr 2018:  Presbyterian Church Records 1831-1861 Biography for MILLIGAN

Mar 2018:  Obit for RYAN.  Train wreck news story.  Meigs Township History.  Burials in Aikens, Andrews Family, Antioch, Brush Creek Baptist Church, Cedar Fork, Chatman, Crothers, Evergreen, Old Evergreen, Jacksonville, Lawshe, McFarlan Family, Nevil, Purtee Family, Scrub Ridge, Sproull, Turkey Creek Church Cemeteries.  Known Soldier Burials without markers in Meigs Township

Feb 2018:  bio for FAULKNER.  Marriage notices for BOYD-SPENCER, MORRISON-YOUNG, BAYLISS-HAYSLIP, STROMAN-OSMAN, COPAS-FRANCIS, FIELDS-NIXON, YOUNG-GROOMS, SATTERFIELD-KNOX, WILSON-PURDIN, GROOMS-CLINGER, YOUNG-SEAMAN, PANGBURN-TOLLE, BRUBAKER-WALLINGFORD.


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Adams County Board of Health
116 W. Mulberry St.
West Union, OH 45693

COURTHOUSE INFO:
County Courthouse

110 West Main Street
West Union, OH 45693-1347

 


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