Champaign county is located in the Miami River Valley region of west central Ohio with Urbana serving as the county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 38,572, an increase of 2,553 over the 1990 census.
Scattered settlement began shortly after the Revolutionary War ended with early settlers living in "three-faced camps" consisting of three walls with one side open. Clothing was homemade out of flax or hemp and, except for the coldest winter days when buckskin moccasins might be worn, most everyone went barefoot.
Farmers preferred the high ground to avoid the swamping of the lowlands during heavy rains. In addition, it was important to locate the homestead near a viable spring.
As an historical note: "Johnny Appleseed" (John Chapman) was a frequent visitor/short-term resident here in the 1830s.
Other Ohio Counties nearby:
(Jeffersonville) Ashtabula County
(Wapakoneta) Auglaize County
(Urbana) Champaign County
(Springfield) Clark County
(Lisbon) Columbiana County
(Greenville) Darke County
03/02 Coming to The Urbana area
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Tri-state Bluegrass Festival Kendallville IN May24-27 The goal that the board of directors has tried to achieve at these festivals is to provide high quality and a variety of entertainment in a family oriented atmosphere that encourages jamming.
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