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Meigs County, Ohio

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Meigs County is a county located in the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,7702 Its county seat is Pomeroy3 The county is named for Return J Meigs, Jr, the fourth Governor of Ohio4

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Climate
    • 12 Adjacent counties
    • 13 State protected areas
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
  • 3 Politics
  • 4 Education
  • 5 Communities
    • 51 Villages
    • 52 Townships
    • 53 Census-designated place
    • 54 Other unincorporated communities
  • 6 Notable people
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 Further reading
  • 10 External links

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 433 square miles 1,120 km2, of which 430 square miles 1,100 km2 is land and 29 square miles 75 km2 07% is water5 The Ohio River forms the eastern and southern boundaries of the county, the other side of which is located in West Virginia

Meigs County lies in the Appalachian Plateau physiographic region of the Appalachian Mountains The landscape is considered to be anywhere from gently rolling to rugged, typical of a dissected plateau Elevations range from 1,020 feet 310 m asl above sea level in the southwest to about 535 feet 163 m asl in the far south central part of the county along the Ohio River The majority of Meigs County is drained by two subwatersheds of the Ohio River, Shade River and Leading Creek Another stream of note is Raccoon Creek, which flows through a small area of the northwestern corner of the county6

Coal mining, both strip and underground, has been an important industry in Meigs County since the late 19th century, although mining of all types largely ceased by the 1990s The effects of mining are still readily seen on the landscape today Features such as high walls, spoil piles, and irregular topography are still prevalent Many tributaries in the Leading Creek basin are plagued by acid mine drainage and sedimentationcitation needed

In 2009, Gatling, Ohio LLC invested $75 million to open a new coal mine and coal prep plant near Racine It is capable of employing 120 to 150 miners, and is capable of producing 35 million marketable tons of coal per year78

Climateedit

Meigs County's climate is considered humid continental, with warm to hot, humid summers and cool to cold, wet winters Precipitation averages 41" annually, spread evenly throughout the year High July temperatures average in the upper 80s F, while lows average in the low to mid 60s F Temperatures above 90 F in the summer are common January highs average about 40 F, with lows in the lower 20s Temperatures around or even below 0 F occur during most winters Snowfall averages 20–25", falling between late November and the first week of April

The Ohio River creates a microclimate in its valley where temperatures tend to be moderated by the river, hence resulting in longer growing seasons compared to the rest of the county Other microclimates, known as frost hollows or frost pockets, exist throughout the county in small isolated valleys Nocturnal temperatures are often several degrees colder than the surrounding terrain

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Athens County north
  • Wood County, West Virginia northeast
  • Jackson County, West Virginia east
  • Mason County, West Virginia southeast
  • Gallia County southwest
  • Vinton County west

State protected areasedit

  • Forked Run State Park
  • Shade River State Forest

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1820 4,480
1830 6,158 375%
1840 11,452 860%
1850 17,971 569%
1860 26,534 476%
1870 31,465 186%
1880 32,325 27%
1890 29,813 −78%
1900 28,620 −40%
1910 25,594 −106%
1920 26,189 23%
1930 23,961 −85%
1940 24,104 06%
1950 23,227 −36%
1960 22,159 −46%
1970 19,799 −107%
1980 23,641 194%
1990 22,987 −28%
2000 23,072 04%
2010 23,770 30%
Est 2016 23,125 −27%
US Decennial Census10
1790-196011 1900-199012
1990-200013 2010-20132

2000 censusedit

As of the census14 of 2000, there were 23,072 people, 9,234 households, and 6,574 families residing in the county The population density was 54 people per square mile 21/km² There were 10,782 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile 10/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9773% White, 069% Black or African American, 027% Native American, 010% Asian, 025% from other races, and 096% from two or more races 060% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 9,234 households out of which 3120% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5690% were married couples living together, 1000% had a female householder with no husband present, and 2880% were non-families 2500% of all households were made up of individuals and 1170% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 247 and the average family size was 294

In the county, the population was spread out with 2390% under the age of 18, 840% from 18 to 24, 2770% from 25 to 44, 2520% from 45 to 64, and 1480% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 39 years For every 100 females there were 9470 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9280 males

The median income for a household in the county was $27,287, and the median income for a family was $33,071 Males had a median income of $30,821 versus $19,621 for females The per capita income for the county was $13,848 About 1430% of families and 1980% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2630% of those under age 18 and 1450% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 23,770 people, 9,557 households, and 6,698 families residing in the county15 The population density was 553 inhabitants per square mile 214/km2 There were 11,191 housing units at an average density of 260 per square mile 100/km216 The racial makeup of the county was 974% white, 09% black or African American, 02% Asian, 02% American Indian, 01% from other races, and 12% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 05% of the population15 In terms of ancestry, 251% were German, 143% were Irish, 139% were American, and 96% were English17

Of the 9,557 households, 314% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 526% were married couples living together, 115% had a female householder with no husband present, 299% were non-families, and 253% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 246 and the average family size was 291 The median age was 412 years15

The median income for a household in the county was $33,407 and the median income for a family was $42,653 Males had a median income of $41,850 versus $27,271 for females The per capita income for the county was $18,003 About 167% of families and 208% of the population were below the poverty line, including 319% of those under age 18 and 123% of those age 65 or over18

Politicsedit

Owing to its history as a settlement of the Yankee Ohio Company, Meigs County was rock-ribbed Republican for the first century following that party’s formation Meigs County voted Republican in every Presidential election between 1856 and 1960 It was won four times by Democrats between 1964 and 1996 although Bill Clinton who carried Meigs twice did so only with pluralities but has become powerfully Republican again since 2000

Presidential Elections Results19
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 728% 7,309 225% 2,260 47% 472
2012 577% 5,895 394% 4,027 29% 296
2008 578% 6,015 393% 4,094 29% 298
2004 582% 6,272 412% 4,438 06% 61
2000 587% 5,750 375% 3,674 38% 371
1996 383% 3,622 452% 4,275 166% 1,568
1992 381% 3,916 411% 4,226 209% 2,144
1988 591% 5,486 399% 3,699 10% 91
1984 635% 6,307 357% 3,549 07% 73
1980 536% 4,911 417% 3,827 47% 432
1976 478% 4,942 509% 5,262 14% 144
1972 707% 5,961 277% 2,335 16% 137
1968 563% 4,759 346% 2,921 92% 775
1964 436% 3,973 564% 5,133
1960 668% 6,976 332% 3,472
1956 703% 6,593 297% 2,783
1952 668% 6,700 332% 3,336
1948 605% 5,564 391% 3,595 04% 34
1944 653% 6,401 347% 3,399
1940 592% 7,239 408% 4,983
1936 515% 6,464 485% 6,085
1932 530% 5,964 454% 5,105 16% 175
1928 707% 6,580 286% 2,661 08% 73
1924 573% 4,864 229% 1,944 198% 1,684
1920 634% 6,541 349% 3,606 17% 177
1916 528% 3,184 436% 2,628 36% 219
1912 364% 2,129 297% 1,738 339% 1,983
1908 621% 4,108 336% 2,225 44% 288
1904 685% 4,304 272% 1,708 44% 276
1900 656% 4,545 323% 2,237 21% 147
1896 643% 4,696 347% 2,536 10% 75
1892 594% 3,959 362% 2,415 44% 294
1888 604% 3,989 365% 2,413 30% 201
1884 604% 4,177 380% 2,630 16% 110
1880 595% 4,103 399% 2,749 06% 43
1876 587% 3,962 411% 2,773 03% 17
1872 658% 3,501 341% 1,812 01% 7

Educationedit

Meigs county schools include:

  • Meigs Elementary School
  • Meigs Middle School
  • Meigs High School
  • Eastern High School
  • Southern High School

Communitiesedit

Map of Meigs County, Ohio with municipal and township labels Meigs County Courthouse

Villagesedit

  • Middleport
  • Pomeroy county seat
  • Racine
  • Rutland
  • Syracuse

Townshipsedit

  • Bedford
  • Chester
  • Columbia
  • Lebanon
  • Letart
  • Olive
  • Orange
  • Rutland
  • Salem
  • Salisbury
  • Scipio
  • Sutton

Census-designated placeedit

  • Tuppers Plains

Other unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Antiquity
  • Apple Grove
  • Carletonville
  • Carpenter
  • Chester
  • Darwin
  • Harrisonville
  • Kingsbury
  • Langsville
  • Letart Falls
  • Long Bottom
  • Minersville
  • Portland
  • Reedsville
  • Salem Center
  • Silver Run
  • Spiller
  • Success
  • Welsh

Notable peopleedit

  • Mike Bartrum, an NFL long snapper/tight end
  • Ambrose Bierce, an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist best known for his short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
  • James Edwin Campbell, a poet, writer and educatorcitation needed
  • David L "Dave" Diles, a former American sports broadcaster and journalist
  • Norman "Kid" Elberfeld, a Major League Baseball shortstop and manager
  • William P Halliday, steamboat captain, businessman, and railroad executive
  • Ralston Rollie B Hemsley Major League Baseball catcher
  • Samuel Dana Horton, a bimetallism writer
  • Reverend Fr John Joseph Jessing, founder of the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio
  • Benny Kauff, Major League Baseball player
  • Cy Morgan, a Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Jorma Kaukonen, musician

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Meigs County, Ohio

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Meigs County" PDF Ohio Department of Development Retrieved April 28, 2007 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on July 14, 2011 Retrieved February 9, 2015 
  3. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on May 31, 2011 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry 1905 The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States US Government Printing Office p 204 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Archived from the original on May 4, 2014 Retrieved February 9, 2015 
  6. ^ Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer Yarmouth, Me: DeLorme 1991 pp 79–80, 87 ISBN 0-89933-233-1 
  7. ^ "Pomeroy Daily Sentinel – Gatling investing million in mine facility" Mydailysentinelcom Retrieved June 1, 2010 
  8. ^ "Coal Ties / Meigs County producing coal once again " Entangled Citizens" Spurseorg May 18, 2009 Retrieved June 1, 2010 
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  10. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved February 9, 2015 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 9, 2015 
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 9, 2015 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 9, 2015 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on September 11, 2013 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  15. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  16. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  17. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  18. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  19. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS

Further readingedit

  • Thomas William Lewis, History of Southeastern Ohio and the Muskingum Valley, 1788-1928 In Three Volumes Chicago: SJ Clarke Publishing Co, 1928

External linksedit

  • Meigs County genealogy and history
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