Adams County History & Genealogy

Adams County, Ohio

Adams County lies on the Ohio River fifty miles east of Cincinnati and one hundred miles south of Columbus, the state capital of Ohio. It derives its name from John Adams, second President of the United States. It was formed 10 Jul 1797 by proclamation of Governor Saint Clair, being then one of the four counties into which the Northwest Territory was divided.

Neighboring counties are Brown, Highland, Pike, Scioto in Ohio and Mason and Lewis counties in Kentucky.

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