|Ohio Revisited: Belmont County, Part 01 -- Introduction.|
by Henry Howe.
Belmont County was established 7 September 1801, by proclamation of Governor St. Clair, becoming the ninth county formed in the old Northwest Territory.
The name is derived from two French words signifying a fine mountain. It is a very hilly, picturesque tract and contains much excellent land. The area covers 500 square miles.
In 1885 the acres cultivated were 112,269; pasture, 136,301; woodland, 81,396; lying waste, 8,684; producing wheat, 83,141 bushels; corn, 1,095,664; tobacco, 1,425,866 pounds; butter, 743,059; apples, 323,137 bushels; wool, 725,463 pounds; cattle, 22,730; sheep, 158,121; coal, 573,779 tons.
School census in 1886: 18,236; teachers, 275. It has 113 miles of railroad.
Townships and Census: 1840 // 1880
Colerain: 1840, 1,389 // 1880, 1,499
Total population in 1820: 20,329; in 1840, 30,902; in 1860, 36,398; in 1880, 49,638, of whom 38,233 were born in Ohio.
In addition to the towns and villages described below, Flushing and Morristown are villages, each containing from sixty to eighty dwellings, in this county.
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