Vinton County, Ohio

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Vinton County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 12,806, the least populous in the state. Its county seat is McArthur[2]. The county is named for Samuel Finley Vinton, a 19th-century congressman from Ohio.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 415 square miles (1,075 km²). 414 square miles (1,072 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.21%) is water.

Public Lands

Vinton County has a wealth of public lands. An area of the Wayne National Forest is located in the center of the county. Three state forests are partly in the county: Zaleski State Forest, Tar Hollow State Forest, and Richland Furnace State Forest. The county features two state parks: Lake Hope State Park and Lake Alma State Park. There are two state wildlife areas in the county: Wellston State Wildlife Area and Turkey Ridge State Wildlife Area. In addition, the state holds a conservation easement on the 16,000-acre (65 km2) Raccoon Ecological Management Area (REMA).

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