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Vinton County, Ohio

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Vinton County is a county located in the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,435,2 making it the least populous county in the state Its county seat is McArthur3 The county is named for Samuel Finley Vinton, a 19th-century United States Congressman from Ohio4

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Waterways
    • 12 Adjacent counties
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
  • 3 Politics
  • 4 Government and infrastructure
    • 41 Emergency services
    • 42 Post Offices
    • 43 Utilities
      • 431 Phone, Internet and cable
      • 432 Gas and electricity
      • 433 Water and garbage disposal
  • 5 Education
  • 6 Transportation
    • 61 Highways
    • 62 Airports
  • 7 Media
  • 8 Tourism
    • 81 Covered bridges
    • 82 State Parks and Recreation Areas
    • 83 Lake Hope Bike Trails
    • 84 Zaleski Backpack Trails
    • 85 Quilt barns
    • 86 Events
      • 861 Wild Turkey Festival
      • 862 Ridgetop Music Festival
      • 863 Vinton County Air Show
  • 9 Communities
    • 91 Villages
    • 92 Townships
    • 93 Unincorporated communities
    • 94 Ghost towns
  • 10 See also
  • 11 References
  • 12 External links

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 415 square miles 1,070 km2, of which 412 square miles 1,070 km2 is land and 26 square miles 67 km2 06% is water5

Waterwaysedit

Most of Vinton County is in the Raccoon Creek watershed Most of the rest of the county, to the west, is in the Salt Creek watershed6

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Hocking County north
  • Athens County northeast
  • Meigs County east
  • Gallia County southeast
  • Jackson County south
  • Ross County west

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1850 9,353
1860 13,631 457%
1870 15,027 102%
1880 17,223 146%
1890 16,045 −68%
1900 15,330 −45%
1910 13,096 −146%
1920 12,075 −78%
1930 10,287 −148%
1940 11,573 125%
1950 10,759 −70%
1960 10,274 −45%
1970 9,420 −83%
1980 11,584 230%
1990 11,098 −42%
2000 12,806 154%
2010 13,435 49%
Est 2016 12,921 −38%
US Decennial Census8
1790-19609 1900-199010
1990-200011 2010-20132

2000 censusedit

As of the census12 of 2000, there were 12,806 people, 4,892 households, and 3,551 families residing in the county The population density was 31 people per square mile 12/km² There were 5,653 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile 5/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9808% White, 035% Black or African American, 045% Native American, 009% Asian, 008% from other races, and 095% from two or more races 047% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 4,892 households out of which 3400% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5720% were married couples living together, 1020% had a female householder with no husband present, and 2740% were non-families 2360% of all households were made up of individuals and 940% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 259 and the average family size was 304

In the county, the population was spread out with 2690% under the age of 18, 880% from 18 to 24, 2900% from 25 to 44, 2310% from 45 to 64, and 1210% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 36 years For every 100 females there were 9910 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9550 males

The median income for a household in the county was $29,465, and the median income for a family was $34,371 Males had a median income of $30,936 versus $21,257 for females The per capita income for the county was $13,731 About 1510% of families and 2000% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2760% of those under age 18 and 1350% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,435 people, 5,260 households, and 3,640 families residing in the county13 The population density was 326 inhabitants per square mile 126/km2 There were 6,291 housing units at an average density of 153 per square mile 59/km214 The racial makeup of the county was 979% white, 04% American Indian, 03% black or African American, 02% Asian, 01% from other races, and 11% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 05% of the population13 In terms of ancestry, 170% were German, 162% were American, 142% were Irish, and 75% were English15

Of the 5,260 households, 329% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 510% were married couples living together, 121% had a female householder with no husband present, 308% were non-families, and 261% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 254 and the average family size was 303 The median age was 396 years13

The median income for a household in the county was $34,242 and the median income for a family was $37,409 Males had a median income of $36,598 versus $28,226 for females The per capita income for the county was $16,736 About 173% of families and 195% of the population were below the poverty line, including 258% of those under age 18 and 133% of those age 65 or over16

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results17
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 701% 3,883 244% 1,351 55% 306
2012 520% 2,856 444% 2,436 36% 198
2008 535% 3,021 436% 2,463 29% 162
2004 548% 3,249 447% 2,651 05% 28
2000 550% 2,720 412% 2,037 38% 189
1996 348% 1,673 489% 2,350 164% 788
1992 368% 1,975 430% 2,308 201% 1,080
1988 522% 2,652 469% 2,385 09% 44
1984 598% 3,041 391% 1,990 11% 54
1980 491% 2,484 470% 2,381 39% 199
1976 443% 2,148 543% 2,629 14% 69
1972 629% 2,725 355% 1,537 17% 74
1968 523% 2,219 379% 1,608 98% 415
1964 423% 1,919 577% 2,618
1960 600% 3,043 400% 2,031
1956 610% 2,998 390% 1,916
1952 589% 2,903 411% 2,029
1948 533% 2,323 463% 2,016 04% 16
1944 598% 2,719 402% 1,826
1940 570% 3,190 430% 2,404
1936 512% 3,056 486% 2,902 03% 16
1932 501% 2,715 490% 2,655 09% 49
1928 638% 2,810 354% 1,559 09% 39
1924 519% 2,244 425% 1,838 56% 244
1920 541% 2,559 449% 2,124 11% 51
1916 488% 1,420 492% 1,433 21% 60
1912 319% 952 411% 1,228 270% 807
1908 551% 1,916 430% 1,496 19% 65
1904 597% 1,994 385% 1,286 18% 61
1900 561% 2,141 432% 1,648 08% 30
1896 524% 2,035 469% 1,821 06% 25
1892 482% 1,710 491% 1,743 27% 96
1888 489% 1,832 498% 1,865 13% 47
1884 479% 1,725 515% 1,852 06% 21
1880 460% 1,700 539% 1,992 01% 5
1876 456% 1,533 540% 1,817 04% 13
1872 493% 1,314 503% 1,340 04% 11

Government and infrastructureedit

Vinton County has a three-member Board of County Commissioners that administers and oversees the various county departments, similar to all but two of the 88 Ohio counties The elected commissioners serve four-year terms The elected commissioners are Michael Bledsoe, Tim Eberts, and Jerry Zinn18

Emergency servicesedit

The following emergency services, with their locations, serve the county:19

  • Ohio State Highway Patrol
  • Vinton County Sheriff's Department
    • 106 South Market Street, McArthur
  • McArthur Police Department
    • 124 West Main Street, McArthur
  • Vinton County Emergency Medical Services
    • 31931 State Route 93, McArthur
  • Vinton County Emergency Management Agency
    • 106 South Market Street, McArthur
  • MedFlight 3
    • 110 West Second Street, Wellston, Ohio 45692
  • LifeAir
    • 1843 River Road, Chillicothe, Ohio
  • McArthur Fire Department
    • 303 West High Street, McArthur
  • Hamden Fire Department
    • 100 Wilkesville Street, Hamden
  • Wilkesville Fire Department
    • 161 Main Street, Wilkesville
  • Zaleski Fire Department
    • State Route 278, Zaleski
  • Harrison Township Fire Department
    • 51560 Old Route 50, Londonderry

Post Officesedit

There are post offices in the following Vinton County communities:20

  • Hamden
  • McArthur
  • New Plymouth
  • Ray
  • Wilkesville
  • Zaleski
  • Wellston
  • Jackson

Utilitiesedit

The following utilities serve Vinton County:21

Phone, Internet and cableedit

  • Horizon Telephone
  • Ohio Hills
  • Frognet
  • Verizon
  • First Communications
  • Time Warner Cable

Gas and electricityedit

  • Columbia Gas of Ohio
  • South Central Power Company
  • American Electric Power
  • Buckeye Rural Electric Co-Op

Water and garbage disposaledit

  • Ross County Water Company
  • Jackson County Water Company
  • Leax Water Company
  • McArthur Water Department
  • Rumpke
  • Waste Management
  • Dutcher Sanitation

Educationedit

The entire county is served by the Vinton County Local School District which operates the following schools:22

  • West Elementary
    • 57750 US Highway 50, Allensville, Ohio 45651
  • South Elementary
    • 38234 State Route 93, Hamden, Ohio 45634
  • Central Elementary
    • 507 Jefferson Avenue, McArthur, Ohio 45651
  • Vinton County Middle School
    • 63780 Locker Plant Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651
  • Vinton County High School
    • 63910 US Highway 50, McArthur, Ohio 45651

Transportationedit

Highwaysedit

  • US Route 50
  • State Route 32
  • State Route 56
  • State Route 93
  • State Route 124
  • State Route 160
  • State Route 278
  • State Route 324
  • State Route 327
  • State Route 328
  • State Route 356
  • State Route 671
  • State Route 677
  • State Route 683
  • State Route 689

Airportsedit

Vinton County has one public airport, the Vinton County Airport K22I/22I The runway is a 3725' x 75' asphalt, east-west 09/27 runway with a single intersecting taxiway Navigation and radio equipment includes a two-light PAPI for runway 27, Pilot Controlled Lighting and UNICOM23

The airport is leased to the Vinton County Pilots & Booster Association by the County, who raise funds to maintain and update the airport As of 2015update, the boosters are raising funds to finance a 2000-foot runway extension and resurfacing project The airport is equipped to provide basic service to piston-engined general aviation aircraft Flight instruction services are also available24

Mediaedit

Vinton County is served by one local newspaper outlet, the Vinton County Courier, a print newspaper and website25

Tourismedit

Covered bridgesedit

Mt Olive Covered Bridge Ponn Covered Bridge prior to arson

There are four covered bridges located around Vinton County The most famous bridge was the Ponn Bridge, also known as the Humpback Bridge It was built in 1874 and was the longest one in the county The bridge's name came from the shape of the bridge and there are only a few 'humpback' bridges left around the world This bridge was burned down in June, 2013 by arsonists26 In 1875, the Mt Olive Bridge was built by a Civil War veteran named George Washington Pilcher This bridge is open to foot traffic and goes over the Middle Fork Salt Creek The Bay Bridge is located on the Vinton County Fairgrounds It was moved to the fairgrounds in 1967 and is still open to pedestrians The Cox Bridge was built in 1884 The bridge is open to foot traffic and has a picnic area near it The Arbaugh Bridge was built in 1871, making it the oldest covered bridge in the county The bridge is the only one open to vehicles thanks to a grant that allowed for renovations

State Parks and Recreation Areasedit

Lake Hope State Park

There are eight recreation areas in Vinton County The state parks consist of Lake Alma State Park located in Wellston, Ohio and Lake Hope State Park located in McArthur, Ohio There are also three state forests consisting of Richland Furnace State Forest, Tar Hollow State Forest, and Zaleski State Forest Along with these, there is the Wayne National Forest, which covers many other counties in Ohio besides Vinton County, Raccoon Ecological Management Area located on State Route 160, and the Wellston Wildlife Area and Lake Rupert located on State Route 683 There are also many more public areas within a short distance of Vinton County27

Lake Hope Bike Trailsedit

Lake Hope State Park is located in Vinton and Athens Counties There are five loop trails in the park ranging from 45 miles to 16 miles The Hope Furnace Trail loop is the shortest of the trails at 45 miles The Sidewinder Loop is 55 miles, the Copperhead Loop is 10 miles, and the New Big Loop is 15 miles The longest of the trails in the Old Big Loop at 16 miles28

Zaleski Backpack Trailsedit

Main article: Zaleski State Forest

There are two trails in Zaleski State Forest, a trail of 235 miles and a day trail of 10 miles29

Quilt barnsedit

Throughout Vinton County, 27 quilt barns are scattered by the roadways They are located on Vinton County's Quilt Trail30

  • Liberty Star Basket
  • Basket Weave
  • A Pig's Tail
  • Christmas Star
  • Country Farm
  • On Wings of Eagles
  • Corn and Beans
  • Turkey Tracks
  • Maple Leaf
  • Mountains
  • Ohio Star
  • The Fan
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd
  • Summer Winds
  • There's No Place Like Home
  • Pine Tree
  • Mosaic
  • Autumn Sojourn
  • Whirlygig
  • Airplane
  • Cross and Crowns
  • Schoolhouse
  • Farm Friendliness
  • Anvil
  • Shortcut to School
  • Horse Squares
  • V-Block

Eventsedit

Wild Turkey Festivaledit

The Wild Turkey Festival is a music festival held in McArthur, Ohio, on the first weekend of May, beginning on the Thursday evening and concluding on the Sunday afternoon A parade runs through the town on the Saturday night31

Ridgetop Music Festivaledit

Every August, the Ridgetop Music Festival is held at the Vinton County Airport which offers music and airplane rides throughout the festival32

Vinton County Air Showedit

The air show is held on the third Sunday in September The show is the biggest free air show in Ohio and includes food and aerial acts33

Communitiesedit

Map of Vinton County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Villagesedit

  • Hamden
  • McArthur county seat
  • Wilkesville
  • Zaleski

Townshipsedit

  • Brown
  • Clinton
  • Eagle
  • Elk
  • Harrison
  • Jackson
  • Knox
  • Madison
  • Richland
  • Swan
  • Vinton
  • Wilkesville

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Allensville
  • Creola
  • Dundas
  • Eagle Mills
  • Hope
  • Hue
  • Jimtown
  • Knox
  • Minerton
  • New Plymouth
  • Orland
  • Puritan
  • Radcliff
  • Ratcliffburg
  • Ray
  • Richland
  • Siverly
  • Stella
  • Vales Mills

Ghost townsedit

  • Ingham
  • Moonville
  • Oreton

See alsoedit

  • Covered bridges of southeast Ohio
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Vinton County, Ohio

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Vinton County" PDF Ohio Department of Development Archived from the original PDF on June 21, 2007 Retrieved April 28, 2007 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  3. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on May 31, 2011 Retrieved June 7, 2011 
  4. ^ "Vinton County data" Ohio State University Extension Data Center Retrieved April 28, 2007 dead link
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  6. ^ "State of Ohio GIS Databases" Archived from the original on August 21, 2011 Retrieved March 6, 2011 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  8. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  13. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  15. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  16. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  17. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  18. ^ "County Commissioners" Vinton County Ohio Homepage Retrieved May 4, 2014 
  19. ^ "Vinton County: Emergency Services" Retrieved July 23, 2014 
  20. ^ "Vinton County: Postal Offices- Zip Codes" Retrieved July 23, 2014 
  21. ^ "Vinton County: Utilities" Retrieved July 23, 2014 
  22. ^ "Vinton County: Local Schools and Higher Education" Retrieved July 23, 2014 
  23. ^ "AirNav: 22I - Vinton County Airport" AirNav, LLC Retrieved May 12, 2015 
  24. ^ "About Us: Vinton County Airport" Vintoncountyairportcom Retrieved May 12, 2015 
  25. ^ http://wwwvintondailycom
  26. ^ "Covered Bridges" Vinton County: Convention & Visitors' Bureau Retrieved July 28, 2014 
  27. ^ "Ohio State Parks and Public Recreation Areas in Vinton County, Ohio" Vinton County: Conventrion & Visitors' Bureau Retrieved July 30, 2014 
  28. ^ "Lake Hope Mountain Bike Trail" Vinton County: Convention & Visitors' Bureau Retrieved July 28, 2014 
  29. ^ "Zaleski Backpack Trail" Vinton County: Convention & Visitors' Bureau Retrieved July 30, 2014 
  30. ^ "Quilt Barns" Vinton County: Convention & Visitors' Bureau Retrieved July 30, 2014 
  31. ^ "Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival" Vinton County: Convention & Visitors' Bureau Retrieved July 30, 2014 
  32. ^ "Ridgetop Music Festival" Vinton County: Convention & Visitors' Bureau Retrieved July 30, 2014 
  33. ^ "Vinton County Air Show" Vinton County: Convention & Visitors' Bureau Retrieved July 30, 2014 

External linksedit

  • Vinton County Government Website
  • Vinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library serving Vinton County
  • Public Lands Map of Vinton County
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