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Fairfield County, Ohio

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On December 9, 1800, the government of the Northwest Territory authorized the creation of Fairfield County. Residents named the county after the area's "fair fields."

Among Fairfield County's more prominent residents was William Tecumseh Sherman, a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. His brother, John Sherman, was a United States senator and author of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. General Sherman's former home in Lancaster is now a museum. Ohio Governor William Medill was from Fairfield County. Tarlton Indian Mound, the only known cross-shaped earthworks, is in this county.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Villages

  • Amanda
  • Baltimore
  • Bremen
  • Buckeye Lake
  • Canal Winchester
  • Carroll
  • Columbus (part)
  • Lancaster (County Seat)
  • Lithopolis
  • Millersport
  • Pickerington
  • Pleasanton
  • Reynoldsburg
  • Rushville
  • Stoutsville
  • Sugar Grove
  • Tarlton
  • Thurston
  • West Rushville

Other Townships & Communities: Berne, Bloom, Cedar Hill, Clearcreek, Clearport, Colfax, Delmont, Drinkle, Dumontsville, Fairfield Beach, Geneva, Greencastle, Greenfield, Hamburg, Havensport, Hocking, Hooker, Horns Mill, Jefferson, Liberty, Lockville, Madison, Marcy, New Salem, North Berne, Oakland, Oakthorpe, Pleasant, Revenge, Richland, Royalton, Rush Creek, Violet, Walnut and Waterloo



Ohio History Central

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places