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Encyclopedia > Adams County, Ohio
Adams County, Ohio
Map

Location in the state of Ohio

Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded July 10, 1797[1]
Seat West Union
Largest village West Union
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

586 sq mi (1,517 km²)
584 sq mi (1,517 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.32%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

27,330
47/sq mi (18/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Named for: John Adams

Adams County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 27,330. It is named after John Adams, the second President of the United States.[2] Its county seat is West Union.6 Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_OH.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ohio ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... West Union is a village in Adams County, Ohio, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... John Adams, Jr. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... This list of Ohio county name etymologies lists the 88 counties of the U.S. state of Ohio, with the date of their erection in parenthesis and the etymology of their names. ... John Adams, Jr. ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... West Union is a village in Adams County, Ohio, United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

Government

Main article: Ohio county government The government of Ohios counties is marked by a loose organization and a diffusion of power, the basic framework not having been changed since the Nineteenth century. ...


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


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.[3]


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,517 km² (586 mi²). 1,512 km² (584 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it (0.32%) is water. 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. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The Serpent Mound is a 1,330 feet long and three feet high effigy mound located on a plateau in the Brush Creek Valley of Adams County, Ohio. ... Serpent Mound crater is a meteor crater in Ohio, United States. ...


Adjacent counties

Highland County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Scioto County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Mason County Courthouse Mason County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Brown County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ...

Demographics

Adams County
Population by year[1]

2000 27,330
1990 25,371
1980 24,328
1970 18,957
1960 19,982
1950 20,499
1940 21,705
1930 20,381
1920 22,403
1910 24,755
1900 26,328
1890 26,093
1880 24,005
1870 20,750
1860 20,309
1850 18,883
1840 13,183
1830 12,281
1820 10,406
1810 9,434
1800 3,432

As of the census² of 2000, there were 27,330 people, 10,501 households, and 7,613 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (47/mi²). There were 11,822 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/mi²). 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. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


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. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Localities

Map of Adams County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

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Municipalities

Cherry Fork is a village in Adams County, Ohio, United States. ... Manchester is a village located in Adams County, Ohio. ... Peebles is a village located in Adams County, Ohio. ... Rome is a village located in Adams County, Ohio. ... Seaman is a village located in Adams County, Ohio. ... West Union is a village in Adams County, Ohio, United States. ... Winchester is a village located in Adams County, Ohio. ...

Townships

Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ... Municipalities and townships of Adams County. ...

Other localities

Bentonville is an unincorporated community in Adams County, Ohio, United States. ... Blue Creek is an unincorporated community in Adams County, Ohio, United States. ... Lynx is an unincorporated community in Adams County, Ohio, United States. ...

Notable residents

Doug White-Former President of the Ohio Senate and retired Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce. The Order of the Sacred Treasures ) is a Japanese Order (decoration), established on January 4, 1888 by Emperor Meiji of Japan. ... For the CPR ocean liner, see Empress of Japan. ... John Glasgow Kerr, M.D., LL.D., (1824 – 1901) was a Presbyterian medical missionary to China with the American Presbyterian Mission. ... There are multiple Cantons in China Canton City : Guangzhou Canton Province : Guangdong This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... John Peter Leedom (December 20, 1847 - March 18, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. ... The United States House of Representatives Sergeant at Arms is an officer of the House with law enforcement, protocol, and administrative responsibilities. ...


External links

  • AdamsCountyOh.Com
  • Adams County Travel and Visitors Bureau

Coordinates: 38°50′N 83°29′W / 38.84, -83.48 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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