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Ohio CountiesThere is eighty-eight counties in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Constitution allows counties to set up a charter government as many cities and villages do, but only Summit County has done so.
Union County, Ohio
Union County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
The state formed the county from parts of Franklin, Delaware, Logan, and Madison Counties. Because the county was formed from a union of parts of other counties, residents chose the name Union for the new county.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
On January 10, 1820, the Ohio government authorized the creation of Union County. The state formed the county from parts of Franklin, Delaware, Logan, and Madison Counties. Because the county was formed from a union of parts of other counties, residents chose the name Union for the new county.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"