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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Noble County, Ohio.

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Noble County was formed on March 11, 1851and was the last and youngest county to be formed in the state. It was named for either James Noble or Warren P. Noble, each of whom was an early settler in this region.

Noble County was home to the first North American oil well, the Thorla-McKee Well, which struck oil in 1814. For a time this was a center of oil production in the state.

In 1925, a United States Navy dirigible, USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), was caught in a storm over Noble County. It broke into several pieces, resulting in the deaths of 14 persons on board; 29 survived.

Adjacent Counties

Villages, Townships & Communities

Ava | Batesville | Beaver | Belle Valley | Brookfield | Buffalo | Caldwell (County Seat) | Carlisle | Center | Crooked Tree | Dexter City | Dudley | Dungannon | East Union | Elk | Enoch | Florence | Fulda | Gem | Harrietsville | Hiramsburg | Honesty | Jackson | Jefferson | Keith | Kennonsburg | Marion | Middleburg | Moundsville | Mount Ephraim | Noble | Olive | Olive Green | Rochester | Sarahsville | Seneca | Sharon | South Olive | Steamtown | Stock | Summerfield | Wayne | Whigville




Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Wayne National Forest (part)