Ohio American History & Genealogy


1816 Ohio Gazetteer
Harlem to Huron

Harlem, a township in the southeastern most quarter of Delaware County. In this township, on the banks of Big Walnut creek, there is said to have been, recently, discovered an extensive bed of a mineral substance equal to Spanish brown of the first quality.

Hales Creek, frequently called Pine Creek, rises in the western borders of Lawrence County, whence it runs southwardly 10 or 12 miles, into the French Grant and from thence northwestwardly as much farther, into the Ohio River, 11 miles above Portsmouth.

Hambden, an interior township of Geauga County.

Hamilton, a river county, in the southwestern corner of the state; bounded on the north by Butler, east by Clermont County, south by the Ohio River and west by the state of Indiana. It is 30 miles long from east to west and 16 broad from north to south; containing hardly 400 square miles. Although it is as small or even smaller than any other county in the state, yet it is by far the wealthiest and most populous: for the valuation of its property is 5,604,954 dollars; while that of the next highest amounts to but 3,681,639 dollars: the amount of population is 18,700. Seat of justice, Cincinnati. There has been an uncommonly rapid increase of emigrants from other states, into this county during five years past; and the land being of a peculiarly good quality for the production of grain, one of the primary articles necessary for subsistence, this county has therefore become an important section of the state. The two Miamies run through this county into the Ohio River.

Hamilton, a flourishing post town, and seat of justice for Butler County. Here is a printing office, a number of mercantile stores, and 70 dwelling houses. It is situated on the southeastern side of the Great Miami River, 25 miles northerly from Cincinnati, and 105 southwestwardly from Columbus.

Hanover, a township of Columbiana County.

Hanover, a small town in Harrison County.

Hanover, a township of Licking County.

Harger's creek, a small mill stream running into the east side of Scioto River, adjoining the town of Circleville, on the north.

Harmar, point, [See Point Harmar.]

Harmony a township of Champaign County containing 650 inhabitants.

Harpersfield, a flourishing township, in the western borders of Ashtabula County; in which are several mills, and three stores.

Harrisburg, a township of Gallia County, containing 355 inhabitants.

Harrison, an eastern county, bounded on the north by Stark and Columbiana, east by Jefferson, south by Belmont and Guernsey, and on the west by Tuscarawas counties. It is 27 by 24 miles in extent; but contains an area of only 450 square miles. This county includes no considerable streams of water, as the country is elevated, composing the height of land between the Ohio River east and Tuscarawas west: into both which rivers, however, run several creeks having their sources in this county. Total valuation 1,370,495 dollars, and population 7,300. Seat of justice, Cadiz.

Harrison, a small town laid out in Knox County 15 miles southeast from Mt. Vernon.

Harrison, a township on Alum creek, in the eastern part of Franklin County.

Harrison, a township of Muskingum County.

Harrison, the name of a town, and also township of Champaign County.

Harrison, a township of Treble County.

Hartford, a flourishing post town and township of Trumbull County, in which are several excellent farms and orchards.

Henshaw, a township in the northern part of Trumbull County.

Highland an interior county, bounded on the north by Clinton and Fayette, east by Ross and Pike, south by Adams, and west by Clermont counties. It is about 22 by 25 miles in extent; containing, perhaps, 420 square miles. It is descriptively named from its high and elevated position; it, together with Clinton and part of Fayette counties, composing the height of land between the Scioto and little Miami rivers. Some of the head waters of Paint, Brush and Oak creeks, and the East fork of Little Miami rise in this county. The valuation of the property of the county, in 1815 was 888,120 dollars and its population 7,300. The county contains three towns namely, Hillsborough, New Market and Greenfield, the former of which is the seat of justice.

Hills, fork, a small branch of Eagle creek.

Hillsborough, a post town, and seat of justice of Highland County. It is situated near the source of the Rocky fork of Taint creek, 36 miles west by south from Chilicothe, & about 55 southwesterly from Columbus.

Hiram, a township of Portage County.

Hockhocking, an eastern river rising in the central parts of Fairfield County from whence it meanders through a very hilly country, above 80 miles in a southeastern direction, and enters the Ohio River at the town of Troy 25 miles below Marietta. It is one of the deepest and best boatable streams of any in the country, in proportion to its quantity of water; but is narrow, not exceeding 50 yards in breadth. Near its source 7 miles northwesterly from Lancaster, is a very romantic cascade in the stream; the water falling over a stratum of rock, of above 40 feet perpendicular height. A flouring mill, five stories high, is erected on this fall: and 24 or 25 miles below this is another perpendicular fall of 7 feet. Excepting the interruption of the lower falls, & some milldams, latterly erected, this river is navigable about 70 miles.

Hocking, a central township of Fairfield County, in which is situated the town of Lancaster.

Hog River, an eastern branch entering the Au Glaize, five miles above Blanchard's fork.

Holes' Creek, a mill stream, in the southeastern quarter of Montgomery County, running westwardly into the Great Miami River.

Hoover's Mills, a place at which is kept a post office in Montgomery County.

Hopewell, a town of Licking County.

Hopewell, likewise the name of a township of Fairfield County.

Howland, a township of Trambull County.

Hubbard, a thriving township of Trumbull County.

Hudson, a post township of portage County, 12 miles northwesterly from Ravenna.

Huntington, a township of Adams County.

Huntington, a township of Gallia County, containing 255 inhabitants.

Huron, a lake county, bounded on the north by lake Erie, east by Cuyahoga and Medina counties, south by Richland, and west by the Wyandot Indian territory. It is 35 by 40 miles in extent: and contains about 900 square miles. It includes all the tract designated by the appellation of Fire lands; beside several townships north of Medina County, and west of Black River. It is a new county, and has but recently attracted any considerable attention of foreign emigrants. Sandusky bay and Lake Erie, skirt the whole northern boundary. Beside these, Huron and Vermillion Rivers, La Chapelle, Old Woman's, Pipe and Cold creeks, all running northwardly into Lake Erie, are the principal streams. Two towns called Sandusky and Huron are laid out, and beginning to be settled; the latter of which is the county seat.

Huron, a post town, and seat of justice for the above described county ; situated on the eastern side of Huron River, 5 miles southerly from the lake shore. Distance 47 miles westerly from Cleveland, and 120 north by east from Columbus. North latitude 41 25, West longitude 5 36.

Huron, a northern river rising in Richland County, and running a northerly by east direction 40 miles, enters the most southerly bend of Lake Erie.

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Source: The Ohio Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary, by John Kilbourn, A. M.,
Smith & Griswold Printers, Columbus, Nov. 1816



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