Meigs County obtained its territory from Athens & Gallia counties in 1819. The county seat is Pomeroy.   It is named for Return J. Meigs, Jr., the 4th Governor of Ohio.  Cities, towns, and villages (past and present) of Meigs County are Alfred, Apple Grove, Bedford Township, Burlingham, Carpenter, Chester, Chester Township, Columbia Township, Darwin, Downington, Dyesville, Flora, Harrisonville, Hazel, Hemlock Grove, Langsville, Lebanon Township, Letart Falls, Letart Township, Long Bottom, Middleport, Minersville, New Haven, Olive Township, Orange Township, Pageville, Pomeroy, Portland, Racine, Reedsville, Rock Springs, Rutland, Rutland Township, Salem Center, Salem Township, Salisbury Township, Saxon, Scipio Township, Sumner, Sutton Township, Syracuse, & Wilkesville.

*Meigs County, Ohio, situated in the south east part of the state, bounded east by Ohio river, and contains 425 square miles. Watered by Shade and Leading creeks. Organized in 1819. Capital, Chester. There were in 1840, neat cattle 9,747, sheep 16,860, swine 12,427; wheat 93,595 bushels produced, Indian corn 193,327, oats 72,059, potatoes 34,903; 35 stores, capital $44,350; 1 fulling mill, 9 tanneries, 1 distillery, 2 flouring mills, 21 grist mills, 39 saw mills. Capital in manufactures $106,720. 82 schools 2,601 scholars. Population: 11,452.

*Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843

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Meigs County Neighbors
Athens County / Gallia County / Jackson County, West Virginia / Mason County, West Virginia / 
Vinton County / Wood County, West Virginia


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