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New County Coordinator 13 Apr 2003 Arne Trelvik.
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History of Warren County

In 1800 all of Ohio was part of the Northwest Territory. The county was formed in 1803 from Hamilton county. The boundary lines were drawn basically the same as today, with the exception of the northwestern corner. A small portion was in Butler county, but became a part of Warren county in 1820.

Warren county was named in honor of General Joseph Warren, a patriot, who died at the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution.

Warren is located in the southwest portion of the state. The neighboring counties are: Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Clermont, Hamilton and Butler.

In Lebanon, the county seat, is Ohio's oldest hotel, the Golden Lamb, operating since 1803, although the present building dates from 1815. Charles Dickens stayed here in 1842. The Western Star, one of the state's oldes weekly newspapers was printed in Lebanon since 1807.


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