Fort Henry Speaker Series Presentation

The First County Seat for Ohio County and the First Ohio County Court at West Liberty
Note: This page was created to support the April 27, 2017 Fort Henry Speaker Series Presentation
on the first court and county seat for Ohio County.
Click this link to view a video recording of that presentation.


Black's Cabin, located at what is now West Liberty, served as the first county seat for Ohio County.
The first Ohio County courts were held at Black's Cabin until the courthouse was constructed in 1778. 


Click this link to view the courthouse pictures shown during the presentation.


The slide show below is from the presentation. It illustrates the events leading up to the formation of Ohio County and the court at Black's Cabin.
Click this link to download the slide show with the speaker notes in PowerPoint format.

Click here to view a web page containing the story of the first Ohio County Court in West Liberty

Ohio County Court in West Liberty



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