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Welcome to Vinton County ...

Time Zone: Vinton County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of McArthur is the Seat for Vinton County.

Vinton County was founded March 23, 1850. Vinton was created by taking area from Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson and Ross Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Vinton had a population of 13,028 people. This is a decrease of 3.03% since the last Census (which gave a population of 13,435 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vinton represented 0.12% of the total population of Ohio.

Below are some of the communities located in Vinton County:

  • Hamden
  • McArthur
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McArthur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,620 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McArthur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McArthur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McArthur<2>
  • Wilkesville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkesville
  • Zaleski

Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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This page was last modified/updated: 01 Feb 2023