Belmont County, Ohio

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Belmont County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 70,226. Its county seat is St. Clairsville[2]. The county takes its name from the French for "beautiful mountain".[3]



In 1976, Belmont County became the first American county to elect a female sheriff, Katherine Crumbly.[1]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 541 square miles (1,401.2 km2), of which 537 square miles (1,390.8 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.75%) is water.

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