Knox County

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On January 30, 1808, the Ohio government authorized the creation of Knox County. Resident named the county in honor of Henry Knox, a hero from the War of 1812 and the first United States Secretary of War. Knox County was originally part of Fairfield County.

Knox County is located in the northeastern part of central Ohio. It is predominantly rural, with less than one percent of the county