Guernsey County Ohio AHGP

Guernsey County is named for the Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel, since many of the people emigranted from there. Guernsey County formed in 1810 from portions of Muskingum and Belmont Counties. The boundaries now for Guernsey County formed in 1851, after lossing portions to other counties.

County Seat: Cambridge
The city/town/villages:  Cambridge, Byesville, Cumberland, Fairview, Lore City, Old Washington, Pleasant City, Quaker City, Senecaville, Adams township, Cambridge township, Center Township, Jackson Township, Jefferson Township, Knox Township, Liberty Township, Londonberry Township, Madison Township, Millwood Township, Monroe Township, Oxford Township, Richland Township, Spencer Township, Valley Township, Washington Twp, Westland Township, Wheeling Township, Wills Township, Buffalo, Kimbolton, Birmingham, Derwent, Kings Mine, Kipling, Opperman, Salesville, and Walhonding

* Guernsey County, Ohio situated in the eastern part of the state, and contains 676 square miles. Named from the island of Guernsey, near the coast of France, from which a considerable number of its early settlers came. The surface is hilly; soil, moderately good. Watered by Wills creek and its branches. Grapes, from which wine is made, have been successfully cultivated on the sides of its hills, which also afford good pasturage. Capital, Cambridge. There were in 1840, neat cattle 18,285, sheep 41,583, swine 29,868; wheat 407,319 bushel, produced, rye 7,325, Indian corn 602.159, buckwheat 13,773, oats 433,741, potatoes 84,695, tobacco 1,774,129 pounds, sugar 34,420; bituminous coal 55,858 bushel; 55 stores, capital $150,635; 18 tanneries, 8 distilleries, 2 potteries, 10 flouring mills, 59 grist mills, 74 saw mills, 1 printing office, 1 weekly newspaper. Capital in manufacturing $155,302. 2 colleges, 80 students, 2 academic, 83 students, 63 schools 2,081 scholars. Pop. 27,748

*Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843

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Guernsey County Neighbors
Tuscarawas County/Harrison County/Belmont County/Noble County/Muskingum County/Coshocton County

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