: This act divides Franklin County, Ohio, to create Delaware County. Delaware County was a part of the U.S. Military Lands, and was settled by Revolutionary War veterans. Delaware was named after the Delaware Indians who migrated to the region in the 1700s. Delaware County would eventually be divided again to create Crawford, Marion, and Union counties in 1820, and Morrow County in 1828. The city of Delaware was settled in 1808, and would remain the county seat. The one-page act was signed by Speaker of the House Protem John Sloane, and Speaker of the Senate Thomas Kirker. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Ohio General Assembly House of Representatives; Ohio General Assembly Senate; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Law; Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; Counties; Places
: Franklin County (Ohio); Delaware County (Ohio);