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Scioto County, Ohio

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Scioto County is a county located in the south central region of the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 79,4993 Its county seat is Portsmouth4 The county was founded March 24, 1803 from Adams County and is named for an Indian word referring to deer or deer-hunting5

Scioto County comprises the Portsmouth, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Charleston-Huntington-Ashland,WV-OH-KY Combined Statistical Area It is located at the confluence of the Scioto and Ohio rivers

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Adjacent counties
    • 12 National protected area
    • 13 Other parks
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
  • 3 Politics
  • 4 Government
    • 41 County officials
  • 5 Economy
  • 6 Education
    • 61 Colleges and universities
    • 62 K-12 schools
    • 63 Libraries
  • 7 Transportation
    • 71 Highways
    • 72 Rail
    • 73 Air
    • 74 Public transportation
  • 8 Media
  • 9 Sports
    • 91 Professional
    • 92 Collegiate
    • 93 Amateur
  • 10 Culture
  • 11 Events
  • 12 Communities
    • 121 City
    • 122 Villages
    • 123 Townships
    • 124 Census-designated places
    • 125 Unincorporated communities
  • 13 Notable residents
  • 14 See also
  • 15 References
  • 16 External links

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 616 square miles 1,600 km2, of which 610 square miles 1,600 km2 is land and 59 square miles 15 km2 10% is water6 Many parts of Scioto County are heavily forested, especially in the western half of the county with Shawnee State Park

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Pike County north
  • Jackson County northeast
  • Lawrence County southeast
  • Greenup County, Kentucky south
  • Lewis County, Kentucky southwest
  • Adams County west

National protected areaedit

  • Wayne National Forest part

Other parksedit

Shawnee State Forest and Park, the state's largest with over 88,000 acres 360 km2, covers most of western Scioto County, and Brush Creek State Park touches part of northwestern Scioto County The county also has numerous parks and recreational areas in each of its townships, including Earl Thomas Conley Park on US 52 west of Portsmouth Public lands in the county also include the Wayne National Forest on the Ironton Ranger District The 241,000-acre 980 km2 forest encompasses almost 12,000 acres 49 km2 in three townships in Scioto County Vernon 6,79350 acres 274923 km2, Green township 81,695 acres 33061 km2, and Bloom 4,00829 acres

Within the city limits of Portsmouth, there are fourteen parks for the residents and for community use These parks include Alexandria Park Ohio and Scioto River confluence, Allard Park Bonser Avenue in Sciotoville, Bannon Park near Farley Square, Branch Rickey Park on Williams Street near levee, Buckeye Park near Branch Rickey Park, Cyndee Secrest Park Sciotoville, Dr Hartlage Park Rose Street in Sciotoville, Labold Park near Spartan Stadium, Larry Hisle Park 23rd Street and Thomas Avenue, Mound Park 17th and Hutchins Streets, York Park riverfront, Spartan Stadium, Tracy Park Chillicothe and Gay Streets, and Weghorst Park Fourth and Jefferson Streets7

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1810 3,399
1820 5,750 692%
1830 8,740 520%
1840 11,192 281%
1850 18,428 647%
1860 24,297 318%
1870 29,302 206%
1880 33,511 144%
1890 35,377 56%
1900 40,981 158%
1910 48,463 183%
1920 62,850 297%
1930 81,221 292%
1940 86,565 66%
1950 82,910 −42%
1960 84,216 16%
1970 76,951 −86%
1980 84,545 99%
1990 80,327 −50%
2000 79,195 −14%
2010 79,499 04%
Est 2016 76,088 −43%
US Decennial Census9
1790-196010 1900-199011
1990-200012 2010-20133

2000 censusedit

As of the census13 of 2000, there were 79,195 people, 30,871 households, and 21,362 families residing in the county The population density was 129 people per square mile 50/km² There were 34,054 housing units at an average density of 56 per square mile 21/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9488% White, 273% Black or African American, 063% Native American, 024% Asian, 002% Pacific Islander, 018% from other races, and 131% from two or more races 060% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 30,871 households out of which 3180% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5230% were married couples living together, 1310% had a female householder with no husband present, and 3080% were non-families 2690% of all households were made up of individuals and 1250% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 245 and the average family size was 296

In the county, the population was spread out with 2440% under the age of 18, 960% from 18 to 24, 2830% from 25 to 44, 2270% from 45 to 64, and 1490% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 37 years For every 100 females there were 9530 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9120 males

The median income for a household in the county was $28,008, and the median income for a family was $34,691 Males had a median income of $32,063 versus $21,562 for females The per capita income for the county was $15,408 About 1520% of families and 1930% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2540% of those under age 18 and 1280% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 79,499 people, 30,870 households, and 20,911 families residing in the county14 The population density was 1303 inhabitants per square mile 503/km2 There were 34,142 housing units at an average density of 560 per square mile 216/km215 The racial makeup of the county was 944% white, 27% black or African American, 05% American Indian, 03% Asian, 03% from other races, and 17% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 11% of the population14 In terms of ancestry, 229% were German, 150% were Irish, 121% were American, and 101% were English16

Of the 30,870 households, 322% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 488% were married couples living together, 137% had a female householder with no husband present, 323% were non-families, and 274% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 246 and the average family size was 296 The median age was 388 years14

The median income for a household in the county was $32,812 and the median income for a family was $44,122 Males had a median income of $40,876 versus $29,675 for females The per capita income for the county was $17,778 About 164% of families and 208% of the population were below the poverty line, including 284% of those under age 18 and 118% of those age 65 or over17

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results18
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 663% 20,550 295% 9,132 43% 1,321
2012 496% 15,492 482% 15,077 22% 693
2008 519% 16,994 456% 14,926 25% 803
2004 519% 18,259 478% 16,827 03% 117
2000 502% 15,022 467% 13,997 31% 926
1996 373% 11,679 480% 15,041 147% 4,608
1992 355% 11,931 438% 14,715 208% 6,978
1988 521% 16,029 470% 14,442 09% 289
1984 567% 18,818 425% 14,120 09% 281
1980 488% 15,881 478% 15,552 35% 1,135
1976 414% 13,021 572% 18,019 14% 448
1972 631% 19,998 348% 11,008 21% 673
1968 474% 15,310 428% 13,836 98% 3,171
1964 385% 13,465 616% 21,559
1960 567% 21,771 433% 16,647
1956 596% 22,110 404% 14,985
1952 529% 20,403 471% 18,145
1948 482% 16,800 514% 17,923 04% 129
1944 505% 17,489 495% 17,134
1940 470% 19,462 530% 21,926
1936 442% 17,860 551% 22,243 07% 277
1932 513% 17,225 471% 15,817 16% 548
1928 736% 20,997 260% 7,425 04% 108
1924 628% 12,189 285% 5,532 87% 1,680
1920 590% 11,871 382% 7,682 29% 582
1916 538% 6,356 407% 4,808 55% 645
1912 342% 3,609 333% 3,508 325% 3,430
1908 535% 5,790 398% 4,310 66% 718
1904 626% 5,540 273% 2,420 101% 895
1900 601% 5,756 379% 3,629 19% 185
1896 594% 5,492 396% 3,658 10% 90
1892 559% 4,268 416% 3,181 25% 190
1888 550% 4,070 416% 3,075 34% 252
1884 575% 4,155 413% 2,990 12% 88
1880 550% 3,639 440% 2,912 09% 62
1876 526% 3,359 473% 3,025 01% 8
1872 575% 2,888 417% 2,091 08% 41

Governmentedit

See also: Ohio county government

Portsmouth is the county seat for Scioto County with the county courthouse located at the corner of Sixth and Court streets It was constructed in 1936

The county jail, once located in the courthouse, is now located in a new facility in the same location where the Norfolk and Western rail depot used to stand near US 23 It was constructed in 2006

Scioto County is the home of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, which is located in Lucasville The facility is Ohio's only maximum security prison and the location of Ohio's death house where death row inmates are executed

The county maintenance garage is located in Lucasville

County officialsedit

  • Scioto County Commissioners: Mike Crabtree R, Cathy Coleman R, and Bryan Davis R
  • Scioto County Engineer: Darren LeBrun R
  • Auditor: David L Green D
  • Treasurer: William K Ogg D
  • Recorder: Gail Alley D
  • Clerk of Courts: Lisa D Novinger R
  • Sheriff: Marty Donini R
  • Prosecutor: Mark Kuhn R

Source19

Economyedit

Scioto County's economy has come and gone with the success and failures of Portsmouth's economy Until the 1970s, heavy industry such as steel mills and shoe factories drove the county's economy Since the closure of these factories, Scioto County has suffered a loss of jobs and revenue Today, the service industry such as the Southern Ohio Medical Center is the largest employer in the county Scioto County is also home to the newest state university in Ohio, Shawnee State University Shawnee State enrolls between 3,300 and 4,000 students and grants associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees Much of the recent economic growth and change is based on service to SOMC and Shawnee State University Recently Infra-Metals announced the fabrication of a new steel shipping/fabrication site in New Boston, Ohio in the Bob Walton Industrial Park This plant is under construction and will have access to both barge and rail loading facilities

In November 2002, the Portsmouth Uranium Enrichment Plant in nearby Piketon was recognized as an ANS Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society It had served a military function from 1952 until the mid-1960s when the mission changed from enriching uranium for nuclear weapons to one focused on producing fuel for commercial nuclear power plants The Portsmouth Uranium Enrichment Plant ended enriching operations in 2001 and began to support operational and administrative functions and perform external contract work All uranium enrichment in the area has been taken over by a sister plant located in Paducah, Kentucky Uranium enrichment functions had previously been shared by the two plants USEC interests in the area remain strong with the American Centrifuge Plant under construction in Piketon This commercial uranium enrichment facility is expected to employ up to 500 people and reach an initial annual production level of 35 million SWU by 2010

Scioto County has also been the benefactor of Suncoke coke fuel production and Duke Energy electricity facilities near Franklin Furnace Sole Choice, Inc, the largest manufacturer of shoelaces in the world, is located in the county Graf Brothers Flooring and Lumber, the world's largest manufacturercitation needed of rift and quartered oak products, has two satellite log yards in the county, with the company's main office being located across the river in South Shore, Kentucky

Educationedit

Colleges and universitiesedit

Scioto County used to be home to Ohio University Southern Campus; however, it moved to Lawrence County Ironton in the early 1980s The former Ohio University buildings became home to Shawnee State University, which was founded in 1986 as Ohio's thirteenth and newest institution, after first becoming Shawnee State Community College

K-12 schoolsedit

Scioto County has ten public school districts, one private school system, and one charter school system as well as several Christian schools These districts include Bloom-Vernon South Webster, Clay, Green, Minford, New Boston, Northwest, Notre Dame Catholic, Portsmouth, Sciotoville Community School/East HS charter, Valley, Washington-Nile Ports West and Wheelersburg These school systems are notedby whom not only for their educational endeavors but also their athletic and community endeavors

See also Ohio High School Athletic Association and Southern Ohio Conference

Librariesedit

The Portsmouth Public Library, a Carnegie library, and its five branches have served the county since 1879 The library has branches in Lucasville, New Boston, McDermott, South Webster and Wheelersburg

Transportationedit

A nighttime view of the newly built US Grant Bridge carrying US 23 over the Ohio River into downtown Portsmouth from Kentucky

Highwaysedit

Scioto County is served by two major highways, the north-south US 23 and the east-west US 52 Other routes include SR 73, SR 104, SR 125, SR 139, SR 140, SR 335, SR 348, SR 522, SR 728Lucasville-Minford Road, and SR 776 State Routes 239, 253, 371, 772, and 852 go through Scioto County

Railedit

See also: South Portsmouth-South Shore Amtrak station

Norfolk Southern offers a railyard for long distance shipping and is currently reopening the repair shops Amtrak offers a passenger service to the Portsmouth/Scioto County area under the Cardinal route The passenger station is located in South Shore, Kentucky, across the Ohio River

Airedit

Scioto County offers air services with the Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport located in Minford, Ohio, which is approximately 14 miles 23 km northeast of Portsmouth on SR 335 The nearest airport with scheduled passenger service is West Virginia's Huntington/Tri-State Airport HTS located approximately 60 miles 97 km east of Portsmouth on I-64

Public transportationedit

Public transportation for Scioto County is offered through Access Scioto County ASC

Mediaedit

Scioto County is a dividing line of numerous television markets, which includes the Columbus, Cincinnati and Huntington-Charleston markets Local television stations include: WSAZ-NBC,channel 31 WZAS-myNetwork myZtv channel 32, WOWK-CBS channel 131, WCHS-ABC channel 81and WQCW, a CW affiliate with an office in Portsmouth and Charleston, and more recently WTZP "The Zone" which is an America One Affiliate that offers a larger amount of local programming such as news, high school spots, community events and locally produced shows about the area Local radio stations WIOI, WPAY-FM, WNXT, and WZZZ serve the radio listeners in the county and surrounding areas

The county is also served by three newspapers The Portsmouth Daily Times is the county's only daily newspaper The Community Common is a free bi-weekly newspaper and the Scioto Voice is a weekly newspaper, which is mailed to subscribers The University Chronicle is the student-led newspaper at Shawnee State University

Of the media mentioned only three are actually locally owned and operated They are WTZP in television, WIOI in radio and The Scioto Voice in newspaper

Sportsedit

Professionaledit

Scioto County had a series of semi-pro football teams in the 1920s and 1930s, the most notable being the Portsmouth Shoe-Steels, whose roster included player-coach Jim Thorpe From 1929 to 1933, Portsmouth was home to a professional football team, The Portsmouth Spartans This team later became the NFL franchise Detroit Lions in 1934 The Portsmouth Spartans also competed in the first professional football night game versus the Green Bay Packers in 19302021

On the baseball front, the Portsmouth Explorers were one of the original teams in the Frontier League, a non-affiliated minor league baseball organization The Explorers played in the league's first three seasons, from 1993 to 1995 In 1938, Portsmouth was also the home of the Portsmouth Red Birds, a minor league team owned by the St Louis Cardinals

Collegiateedit

Shawnee State University SSU is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics NAIA-Division II SSU has participated in 24 National Championships in 6 of 11 sponsored sports The university's women's basketball team has won an NAIA National Title in 1999 and finished in the final four in 199522 The softball team has had national exposure as well, reaching the "Sweet 16" on several occasions The team finished 10th in 1992, 8th in 1995, 9th in 1996, and 9th in 200123

Amateuredit

The twelve local high schools, the other educational institutions, the adult leagues, and the development leagues eg AAU and club organizations generate a great deal of participation as either participants or as followers of sports' teams The teams have made 55 trips to the Ohio High School Athletic Association championships, winning 15 state titles These have included three softball titles by Clay HS 1980, 1981, & 1983; three baseball titles East HS in 1973, Valley HS in 1975, and Wheelersburg HS in 1996; three football titles two by Notre Dame HS in 1967 and 1970 and Wheelersburg HS in 1989; and six boys' basketball titles 1931, 1961, 1978, and 1988 by Portsmouth HS and 2006 by South Webster HS2425

Cultureedit

The Vern Riffe Arts Center, on the campus of Shawnee State University, hosts many local and traveling performances, including Broadway plays and Miss Ohio pageants Scioto County is home to the Boneyfiddle Historical District which is on the National Register of Historic Places, SSU's Clark Planetarium, the 1810 House, Greenup Locks & Dam, the Philip Moore Stone House, Roy Rogers' Memorabilia Exhibit, the Southern Ohio Museum and Spartan Municipal Stadium

Eventsedit

Scioto County is best known for Portsmouth's "River Days" activities that include a parade, a pageant associated with the local high schools, boat races on the Ohio River in the past, musical performances and a carnival River Days occurs on Labor Day the first Monday of September weekend with the activities beginning on Thursday evening and the parade and pageant on Saturday

The Scioto County Fair is held on the first full week of August of each year It is one of the largest in the state, drawing approximately 75,000 visitors each year with the single-day record being 17,00026 The first county fair was held in 1828;27 in 1908 Lucasville became the official site when three fairs Mount Joy, Portsmouth and Lucasville merged into one28 The Roy Rogers' Homecoming Festival is held each June, and the county has numerous fireworks displays on the

Communitiesedit

Map of Scioto County, with municipal and township labels

Cityedit

  • Portsmouth county seat

Villagesedit

  • New Boston
  • Otway
  • Rarden
  • South Webster

Townshipsedit

  • Bloom
  • Brush Creek
  • Clay
  • Green
  • Harrison
  • Jefferson
  • Madison
  • Morgan
  • Nile
  • Porter
  • Rarden
  • Rush
  • Union
  • Valley
  • Vernon
  • Washington

Census-designated placesedit

  • Clarktown
  • Franklin Furnace
  • Friendship
  • Lucasville
  • McDermott
  • Minford
  • Rosemount
  • Sciotodale
  • West Portsmouth
  • Wheelersburg

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Alexandria
  • Bear Creek
  • Bloom Junction
  • Buena Vista
  • Dry Run
  • Eifort‡
  • Hales Creek
  • Harrison Mills
  • Haverhill
  • Henley
  • Junior Furnace
  • Lombardsville
  • Lyra
  • McGaw
  • Mount Joy
  • Mule Town
  • Pinkerman
  • Pond Run
  • Powellsville
  • Rushtown
  • Scioto Furnace
  • Sedan
  • Slocum
  • Wallace Mills

Notable residentsedit

  • Dale Bandy, former Ohio University basketball coach
  • Kathleen Battle, opera singer
  • Al Bridwell, former Major League Baseball player
  • Earl Thomas Conley, country music singer and writer
  • Martin Dillon, musician
  • Chuck Ealey, football player
  • Bill Harsha, congressman
  • Larry Hisle, former Major League Baseball player, currently in Milwaukee Brewers organization
  • Rocky Nelson, former Major League Baseball player
  • Josh Newman, former Major league pitcher for the Colorado Rockies and Kansas City Royals
  • Al Oliver, former Major League Baseball player
  • Branch Rickey, baseball executive
  • Vern Riffe, Ohio politician 1959–95, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives 1975–94
  • Brett Roberts, former NBA player
  • Barbara Robinson, author
  • Roy Rogers, singer and cowboy movie star
  • Ted Strickland, former Governor of Ohio
  • Gene Tenace, former Major League Baseball player
  • Bob Haney, former player and coach for The University of South Carolina Basketball Team

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Scioto County, Ohio
  • Scioto Company 1787 - 1790

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Scioto County" PDF Ohio Department of Development Archived from the original PDF on 2007-05-08 Retrieved 2007-04-28 
  2. ^ http://wwwthisweeknewscom/content/stories/Lentz-As-it-were/local-river-names-have-convoluted-originhtml
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  4. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  5. ^ "Scioto County data" Ohio State University Extension Data Center Retrieved 2007-04-28 dead link
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  7. ^ "Portsmouth Area Resource Guide 2007-2008" The Community Common 2007-07-29 p 4  |access-date= requires |url= help
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  14. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  16. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  17. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  18. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  19. ^ "Portsmouth Area Resource Guide 2007-2008" The Community Common 2007-07-29 p 3  |access-date= requires |url= help
  20. ^ Ohio Historical Society "National Football League" Retrieved 2007-05-16 
  21. ^ Chris Murphy "Portsmouth Spartans Historical Society" Retrieved 2007-05-16 
  22. ^ SSU Athletic Department "SSU Women's Basketball - Quick Facts" Retrieved 2007-08-02 
  23. ^ SSU Athletic Department "SSU Softball - Quick Facts" Retrieved 2007-08-02 
  24. ^ Southern Ohio Conference
  25. ^ Portsmouth High School
  26. ^ "Gahm: Heat Doesn't Deter Fairgoers" Portsmouth Daily Times 2007-08-11 p A1 
  27. ^ "County fairs of yesteryear" Scioto Voice 2007-08-02 p A8  |access-date= requires |url= help
  28. ^ Scioto County Fair Board 2007-08-05 "Fair Preview: Scioto County Fair has long history" Portsmouth Daily Times p 12 

Coordinates: 38°49′N 82°59′W / 3881°N 8299°W / 3881; -8299

External linksedit

  • Scioto County official website
  • Clay Local School District
  • Ohio History Central Ohio Historical Society
  • Southern Ohio Museum
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