Fandom

Familypedia

Adams County, Ohio

215,484pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

This article is based on the corresponding article in another wiki. For Familypedia purposes, it requires significantly more historical detail on phases of this location's development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there. Also desirable are links to organizations that may be repositories of genealogical information..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can.


Adams County, Ohio
Seal of Adams County (Ohio)
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Adams County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of USA OH
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded July 10, 1797[1]
Named for John Adams
Seat West Union
Largest village West Union
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

586.25 sq mi (1,518 km²)
583.87 sq mi (1,512 km²)
2.38 sq mi (6 km²), 0.41%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

28,550
48.89/sq mi (19/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.adamscountyoh.com

Adams County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 28,550, which is an increase of 4.5% from 27,330 in 2000.[2] It is named after John Adams, the second President of the United States.[3] Its county seat is West Union.[4]

GeographyEdit

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 586.25 square miles (1,518.4 km2), of which 583.87 square miles (1,512.2 km2) (or 99.59%) is land and 2.38 square miles (6.2 km2) (or 0.41%) is water.[5] It includes many parks and preserves including one of Ohio's greatest archeological wonders, the Serpent Mound at the Serpent Mound State Memorial in Locust Grove, Ohio. Serpent Mound lends its name to the Serpent Mound crater, the eroded remnant of a huge ancient meteorite impact crater.

Adjacent countiesEdit


DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 3,432
1810 9,434 174.9%
1820 10,406 10.3%
1830 12,281 18.0%
1840 13,183 7.3%
1850 18,883 43.2%
1860 20,309 7.6%
1870 20,750 2.2%
1880 24,005 15.7%
1890 26,093 8.7%
1900 26,328 0.9%
1910 24,755 −6.0%
1920 22,403 −9.5%
1930 20,381 −9.0%
1940 21,705 6.5%
1950 20,499 −5.6%
1960 19,982 −2.5%
1970 18,957 −5.1%
1980 24,328 28.3%
1990 25,371 4.3%
2000 27,330 7.7%

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 27,330 people, 10,501 households, and 7,613 families residing in the county. The population density was 47 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 11,822 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.77% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.5% were of American, 19.8% German, 11.7% Irish and 8.9% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 10,501 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,315, and the median income for a family was $34,714. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,433 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,515. About 12.80% of families and 17.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.30% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over.

GovernmentEdit

File:Adams County Ohio Courthouse.jpg

LibraryEdit

The Adams County Public Library serves the communities of Adams County, Ohio from its administrative location in Peebles and branches in Manchester, West Union, and Seaman.

In 2005, the library system loaned more than 264,000 items to its 14,000 cardholders. Total holdings (as of 2005) were over 101,000 volumes with over 250 periodical subscriptions.[7]

HospitalEdit

Adams County is served by the Adams County Regional Medical Center, located at 230 Medical Center Drive in Seaman. The hospital was previously known as Adams County Hospital, and was located in West Union. It was renamed and relocated to Seaman, and is easily accessible from the Appalachian Highway.

CommunitiesEdit

Map of Adams County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Adams County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

VillagesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

  • Bacon Flat
  • Beasley Fork
  • Beaver Pond
  • Bentonville
  • Blue Creek
  • Bradysville
  • Catbird
  • Cedar Mills
  • Dunkinsville
  • Eckmansville
  • Emerald
  • Fairview
  • Fawcett
  • Grooms
  • Harshaville
  • Jacksonville
  • Jaybird
  • Jessup
  • Jones Corner
  • Lawshe
  • Locust Grove
  • Louden
  • Louisville
  • Lynx
  • Marble Furnace
  • May Hill
  • Mineral Springs
  • Panhandle
  • Pine Gap
  • Scrub Ridge
  • Smoky Corners
  • Squirreltown
  • Steam Furnace
  • Sunshine
  • Tranquility
  • Tulip
  • Unity
  • Wamsley
  • Wheat Ridge
  • Whippoorwill
  • Wrightsville
  • Youngsville

Natural areasEdit

Places of interestEdit

  • Great Serpent Mound
  • Counterfeit House in the Manchester, OH area, the only home constructed for the purposes of counterfeiting U.S. currency[8]
  • Brushcreek Motorsports Complex[9]

Notable people Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Adams County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Adams.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Adams County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39001.html. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Adams County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39001&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/files/Gaz_counties_national.txt. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town". State Library of Ohio. http://winslo.state.oh.us/publib/2005_stats_by_county.xls. Retrieved November 6, 2006. 
  8. ^ [1] Counterfeit House. Retrieved 4-30-09.
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ a b c Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 1967. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 38°50′N 83°29′W / 38.84, -83.48


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Adams County, Ohio. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki