Morgan County, Ohio

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Morgan County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population was 14,897. Its county seat is McConnelsville[2] and is named for Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.[3]

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History

Morgan County was formed on December 29, 1817, from portions of Guernsey, Muskingum and Washington Counties. It was named after Daniel Morgan, a member in the Congress for Virginia, and general in the American Revolutionary War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 422 square miles (1,093 km²).418 square miles (1,082 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (11 km²) of it (1.00%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 14,897 people, 5,890 households, and 4,176 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 7,771 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.66% White, 3.41% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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