Ohio Gazetteers

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Gazetteers list geographical names such as towns, settlements, rivers, mountains, villages, and districts. They identify these locations and sometimes give details concerning them. Several gazetteers of Ohio have been published. One of the most valuable sources for finding the names of early towns and geographical features is:

Kilbourn, John. The Ohio Gazetteer. Eighth Edition. Columbus, Ohio: J. Kilbourn, 1826. (FHL book 977.1 E5k; films 823667 item 1 and 476928 item 2.)

Another major reference source for identifying Ohio localities is:

Miller, Larry L. Ohio Place Names. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, c. 1996. (FHL book 977.1 E2m.)

Geographical sources can be found in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:



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