Morrow county is located in central Ohio about 30 miles north-northeast of Columbus with Mt. Gilead acting as the county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 32,146, an increase of 4,397 over the 1990 census.
Historic sites in the county include the old Bartlett and Goble store and the U.S. Post Office in Chesterville, the Reuben Benedict house near Marengo and the Samuel P. Brown house near Fulton. One historical footnote is that the county is the birthplace of former U.S. President Warren G. Harding.
Outdoor recreation can be found at Mt. Gilead Lakes and State Park on the city's east side. In addition, the Kokosing River and Whetstone, Alum and Big Walnut Creeks flow through the county.