ADAMS COUNTY was formed in 1797 and was one of the original counties.
Parts of the county were taken to form parts of Brown, Highland and
Hocking Counties. West Union is the county Seat.
Gen. Nathaniel Massie was anxious to effect a settlement in the
Adams County area so he offered land to the first twenty-five persons
that would join him in making a settlement here. The agreement was
made Dec. 1, 1790. Thos who signed were:
Shanks, J. P. C.
|Done in the
presence of John Beasley & Jas. Tittle.
|When the first
court was organized July 1798 the commissioners
appointed were: James Cott, Henry
Massie and Joseph Darlington and the
assessors appointed were: Simeon Reeder, Aaron
Moore, Noble Grimes, James Edison, Thomas Dick and
Some who paid TAXES in 1798
in Iron Ridge Township were:
ADAMS COUNTY OHIO
1806 TAX LIST
COUNTY, OHIO 1810 TAX LIST