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

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Established in 1850, the county is named for Samuel Finley Vinton, US Representative from Ohio (1823–37, 1843–51).

There are four covered bridges located around Vinton County. The most famous bridge was the Ponn Bridge, also known as the Humpback Bridge. It was built in 1874 and was the longest one in the county. The bridge's name came from the shape of the bridge and there are only a few 'humpback' bridges left around the world. This bridge was burned down in June, 2013 by arsonists. In 1875, the Mt. Olive Bridge was built by a Civil War veteran named George Washington Pilcher. This bridge is open to foot traffic and goes over the Middle Fork Salt Creek. The Bay Bridge is located on the Vinton County Fairgrounds. It was moved to the fairgrounds in 1967 and is still open to pedestrians. The Cox Bridge was built in 1884. The bridge is open to foot traffic and has a picnic area near it. The Arbaugh Bridge was built in 1871, making it the oldest covered bridge in the county. The bridge is the only one open to vehicles thanks to a grant that allowed for renovations.

Adjacent Counties

Villages, Townships & Communities

Allensville | Brown | Clinton | Creola | Dundas | Eagle | Eagle Mills | Elk | Hamden | Harrison | Hawks | Hope | Hue | Ingham | Jackson | Jimtown | Knox | Madison | McArthur (County Seat) | Minerton | Moonville | New Plymouth | Oreton | Orland | Prattsville | Puritan | Radcliff | Ratcliffburg | Ray | Richland | Siverly | Stella | Swan | Tiffin | Vales Mills | Vinton | Vinton Furnace | Wilkesville | Zaleski



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