Formed 7 Jan 1819, 408 square miles
Parent county: Miami
Evolution of county from date of formation until it assumed its final form
1 Apr 1819: Erected and organized
1 Apr 1820: Diminished by formation of counties out of Indian Lands. Allen attached temporarily until organized
1 Mar 1826: Part attached to Mercer
1 Mar 1828: Diminished by attaching Allen to Mercer
11 Apr 1883: Logan-Shelby line altered
Shelby County had its first county seat in the village of Hardin in 1819. In 1820 the county seat was moved to Sidney.
Federal Population schedules extant from 1820-1940. (1890 missing)
1820 Manufacturers; 1850 Agricultural; 1850 Industry; 1850 Mortality; 1860 Industry; 1860 Mortality; 1870 Agricultural; 1870 Industry; 1880 Agricultural; 1880 Industry
Clinton, Cynthian, Dinsmore, Franklin, Green, Jackson, Loramie, McLean, Orange, Perry, Salem, Turtle Creek, Van Buren, and Washington.
Jana Broglin, OGSF