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Morrow County, Ohio

Morrow County, Ohio
Seal of Morrow County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Morrow County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1848[1]
Named for Jeremiah Morrow
Seat Mount Gilead
Largest village Mount Gilead
 • Total 407 sq mi (1,054 km2)
 • Land 406 sq mi (1,052 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.3%
 • (2010) 34,827
 • Density 86/sq mi (33/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .gov.morrowcountyohiowww
Old Morrow County Jail

Morrow County is a Jeremiah Morrow, Governor of Ohio from 1822 to 1826. Shawnee people used the area for hunting purposes before white settlers arrived in the early 19th century.

Morrow County is included in the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In 2010, the center of population of Ohio was located in Morrow County, near the village of Marengo.[4]

Morrow County's historic World War I Victory Shaft, unique in the United States, is located in the center of downtown Mount Gilead. Other areas interesting to the tourist include: Mount Gilead State Park; Amish farms and businesses near Johnsville and Chesterville; the Mid-Ohio Race Track near Steam Corners; the rolling Allegheny foothills of eastern Morrow County; the site of the birthplace of President Warren G. Harding near Blooming Grove; the site of the former Ohio Central College in Iberia; the early 19th-century architecture of buildings in Chesterville, Ohio; the Revolutionary War Soldiers' Memorial in Mount Gilead; the Civil War monument in Cardington; and the mid-19th-century architecture of the Morrow County Courthouse and Old Jail in Mount Gilead.


  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent Counties 1.1
    • Water Features 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Government 3
  • Communities 4
    • Villages 4.1
    • Townships 4.2
    • Census-designated place 4.3
    • Unincorporated communities 4.4
  • Notable residents 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 407 square miles (1,050 km2), of which 406 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.3%) is water.[5] Morrow County is considered to be a part of "Central Ohio."

Adjacent Counties

Water Features

Ossing Run
Ossing Run is located in Cardington, Ohio
Basin countries United States
Length 1.6 mi (2.6 km)
Source elevation 968 ft (295 m)

Ossing Run is a tributary of Shaw Creek that flows through Morrow County, Ohio.[6] Shaw Creek flows into Whetstone Creek which is located adjacent to Cardington, Ohio. The United States Geological Survey’s Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) classifies Ossing Run as a stream with an identification number of 2761345. The feature name was entered into the GNIS system in April 2014.[7]


As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 31,628 people, 11,499 households, and 8,854 families residing in the county. The population density was 78 people per square mile (30/km²). There were 12,132 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.37% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,499 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.60% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.00% were non-families. 19.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,882, and the median income for a family was $45,747. Males had a median income of $33,129 versus $22,454 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,830. About 6.60% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.



Map of Morrow County, Ohio with municipal and township labels



Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

  • Bloomfield
  • Blooming Grove
  • Climax
  • Denmark
  • Fargo
  • Johnsville
  • Jugs Corners
  • North Woodbury
  • Penlan
  • Pulaskiville
  • Russell
  • Shauck
  • Shawtown
  • South Woodbury
  • St. James
  • Vails Corners
  • Westfield
  • West Liberty
  • West Point
  • Williamsport

Notable residents

, Farmer, Entrepreneur, General Contractor, Land Developer

See also


  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Morrow County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Centers of Population by State: 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ "14-R-046" (PDF). Commissioners’ Journal. January 22, 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  7. ^ :::: "GNIS". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Morrow County Government's website

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