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Preble County is situated in the southwest portion of Ohio. The county seat is located in the city of Eaton. Preble County had it's early beginnings in 1798 when a handful of settlers moved into the area. Preble was later established as a county in March of 1808.
In addition to the city of Eaton, there are several villages located in the county: Camden, College Corner, Eldorado, Gratis, Lewisburg, New Paris, Verona, West Alexandria, West Elkton, and West Manchester, and there are a dozen townships: Dixon, Gasper, Gratis, Harrison, Israel, Jackson, Jefferson, Lanier, Monroe, Somers, Twin and Washington. There are several major roadways including 1-70, U.S. 127, U.S. 35, U.S. 40, and ten state routes.
The county has 18 public schools in the county's five school districts, which provide primary and secondary education to close to 8000 school-aged children.
Nearly three quarters of Preble County is farmland. The county consistently ranks in the top ten in hog and corn production for the state of Ohio. Most of the county's communities remain small, with a genuine feel of hometown America.