Preble County, Ohio


Preble County, Ohio

Infobox U.S. County
county = Preble County
state = Ohio



founded year = 1808cite web|url = http://www.prebco.org/preble_county_history.htm |title = Welcome to the Preble County Commissioners' Website: History |accessdate = 2007-04-28 ] cite web|url = http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Preble.pdf |title = Ohio County Profiles: Preble County |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio Department of Development | format = PDF]
founded date = March 1
seat wl = Eaton
largest city = Eaton
area_total_sq_mi = 426
area_total_km2 = 1104
area_land_sq_mi = 425
area_land_km2 = 1100
area_water_sq_mi = 2
area_water_km2 = 4
area percentage = 0.36%
census yr = 2000
pop = 42337
density_sq_mi = 100
density_km2 = 38
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset= -4
web = www.prebco.org
named for = Edward Preble|

Preble County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 42,337. Its county seat is EatonGR|6. It is named for Edward Preble, a naval officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War and against the Barbary Pirates.cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39135&sid=0 |title = Preble County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University Extension Data Center ]

Preble County is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 426 square miles (1,104 km²).425 square miles (1,100 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.36%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Darke County (north)
*Montgomery County (east)
*Butler County (south)
*Union County, Indiana (southwest)
*Wayne County, Indiana (northwest)

Rivers and streams

*Harker's Run

Demographics

Other locality

*Fairhaven

Notable residents

*Benjamin Hanby wrote the Christmas carol "Up On The Housetop" while living in Preble County
*Andrew L. Harris (1835-1915), Civil War General and Governor of Ohio
*William Stephens (1859-1944) Governor of California was born here
*Kent Vosler, Olympic Diver (1976, 4th place)

Education

Public School Districts

* College Corner Local School District
* Eaton Community Schools
** Eaton High School, Eaton (the Eagles)
* National Trail Local School District
** National Trail High School, New Paris (the Blazers)
* Preble Shawnee Local School District
** Preble Shawnee High School, Camden (the Arrows)
* Tri-County North Local School District
** Tri-County North High School, Lewisburg (the Panthers)
* Twin Valley Community Local School District
** Twin Valley South High School, West Alexandria (the Panthers)

References

External links

* [http://www.prebco.org/ Preble County Commissioners]

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