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Ohio County was formed from the District of West Augusta, Virginia in 1776. It was named for the Ohio River, which forms its western boundary. West Liberty (formerly Black's Cabin) was the county seat from 1777 to 1797.
The city of Wheeling has been the county seat since that time

Incorporated Communities
Village of Bethlehem
Village of Clearview
Town of Triadelphia
Village of Valley Grove
Town of West Liberty
City of Wheeling (partly in Marshall County)

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County History

County Records

Death Records

Church Histories/ Records


Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Military Records

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

Recent Updates
July 2018
News-Crime: Dr. James W. McCoy Indicted for Pension Laws Violation, Robbers of J. S. Rhodes & Co.'s store Caught
Misc News: Death of Mrs. Davis' Brother


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