Delaware County OHGenWeb
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DELAWARE COUNTY was formed from Franklin county, February 10, 1808. It lies north of Columbus. The surface is generally level and the soil clay, except the river bottoms. About one-third of the surface is adapted to meadow and pasture, and the remainder to the plough. The Scioto and branches run through north and south–the Olentangy, Alum creek, and Walnut creek. Area, 450 square miles.[1]

The county was the birthplace of President Rutherford B. Hayes. It also is home to Ohio Wesleyan University, a school established by Methodists in 1842.[2]

County Facts

Created: February 10, 1808
Parent County: Franklin County
Named for: The Delaware Indians
County Seat: Delaware, Ohio

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Earliest Available Dates of Vital Records
Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court
1867 1835 1867   1812 1818


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Historical Collections of Ohio: An Encyclopedia of the State, Volume 1 By Henry Howe (1889) Page 548

"Delaware County". Ohio History Central. Ohio Historical Society..