Shelby County, Ohio

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Shelby County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 47,910. Its name honors Isaac Shelby, former governor of Kentucky.[2] Its county seat is Sidney.[3]

The Sidney Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Shelby County.



John Hardin was killed by Shawnee Indians in Shelby County in 1792. The first county seat was named after him. Shelby County was created in 1819 from Miami County. For many years it contained Minster, New Bremen, etc. which became part of Auglaize County when it was created from Shelby County and Allen County.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 411 square miles (1,065 km²).409 square miles (1,060 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.43%) is water.

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