Ohio American History & Genealogy

1816 Ohio Gazetteer
Vance to Virginia Military Lands

Vance, a township of Green County.

Venango, a creek rising in the southeastern quarter of Ashtabula County, and running southeastwardly, and flowing across the northeastern corner of Trumbull County passes into the state of Pennsylvania.

Vermillion, a lake rivulet, rising in the northern confines of Richland County and running 30 miles northwardly across Huron County into the south side of Lake Erie, 9 miles eastward from Huron River.

Vermillion, a township on the above river, in which is a Post office in Huron County.

Vermillion, a township of Richland County.

Vernon, a pleasant and flourishing township, and post town of Trumbull County about 20 miles northeasterly from Warren.

Vernon, Mt. [See Mount Vernon.]

Vernon, a township of Clinton County.

Vienna, a post town of Trumbull county.

Violet, a township of Fairfield County.

Virginia Military Lands, are a body of land lying between the Scioto and Little Miami rivers. The middle and northern parts are very valuable. The state of Virginia, from the indefinite terms of expression in its original charter of lands from a former king of England, claimed all the continent west of the Ohio River, and of the north and south breadth of Virginia. But finally, among several other compromises of conflicting claims which were made subsequently to the attainment of American independence Virginia agreed to relinquish all her claims to lands northwest of the Ohio River in favor of the general government, upon condition of all the land now described, being guaranteed to her. The state of Virginia then appropriated this body of land, to satisfy the claims of her state troops employed during the revolutionary war.

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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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