Belmont County OHGenWeb
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Belmont Facts

Created: September 7, 180, and later organized in 1815.
Parent Counties: Jefferson and Washington counties.
Named for:
County Seat: Greenville

Formed on September 1, 1801, Belmont County was one of Ohio's earliest counties. It originally was a county in the Northwest Territory. Residents named the county Belmont after the French term for "beautiful mountain." Thousands of settlers migrated westward through Belmont County along Zane's Trace. The National Road also passed through the county. Quakers were among the county's first residents and many of these people became outspoken critics of slavery. Among them was the famous abolitionist Benjamin Lundy.

Adjacent counties

Earliest Available Dates of Vital Records
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1867 1803 1867 1800 1804 1804


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