Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 327.
SCIOTO COUNTY, situated on the southerly boundary of Ohio, with Ohio river on the south, and traversed by the Scioto. Area, 600 square miles. Face of the country, broken; soil, of middling quality. Seat of justice, Portsmouth. Pop. in 1810, 3,399; in 1820, 5,749; in 1830, 8,740; in 1840, 11,192; in 1850, 18,438.