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Welcome to Ohio. My name is Jan Cortez. This State and all of its counties are up for adoption. If you are interested in adopting the State or any of the available counties, please contact me. If your interest is more along the lines of providing materials, doing look-ups, typing, etc., I'd also like to hear from you.

Ohio County List

County Date
Formed
County Seat Parent County Etymology Coordinator
Adams 1797 West Union Hamilton John Adams Adopt Me....
Allen 1820 Lima Shelby John Allen, Colonel in the War of 1812 Adopt Me....
Ashland 1846 Ashland Huron, Lorain, Richland & Wayne Home of US Senator from Kentucky, Henry Clay Adopt Me....
Ashtabula 1807 Jefferson Geauga & Trumbell Ashtabula River Adopt Me....
Athens 1805 Athens Washington Athens, Greece Adopt Me....
Auglaize 1848 Wapakoneta Allen, Drake, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Shelby & Van Wert Auglaize River Adopt Me....
Belmont 1801 St. Clairsville Jefferson & Washington Belle Monte Adopt Me....
Brown 1818 Georgetown Adams & Clermont Gen. Jacob Brown - War of 1812 Officer Adopt Me....
Butler 1803 Hamilton Hamilton Gen. Richard Butler - Died at the Battle of Wabash Adopt Me....
Carroll 1833 Carrollton Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Stark & Tuscarawas Charles Carroll - Signer of the Declaration of Independence Adopt Me....
Champaign 1805 Urbana Franklin & Greene Describing the land in the area as a Plain in French Adopt Me....
Clark 1818 Springfield Champaign, Greene & Madison Gen. George Rogers Clark - Defeated the Shawnee Indians during a Battle near the Springfield area Adopt Me....
Clermont 1800 Batavia Hamilton French for Clear Mountain Adopt Me....
Clinton 1810 Wilmington Highland & Warren George Clinton - Vice President when the county was organized Adopt Me....
Columbiana 1803 Lisbon Jefferson & Washington Taken from the name - Christopher Columbus Adopt Me....
Coshocton 1810 Coshocton Muskingum & Tuscarawas Delaware Indian word meaning Union of Waters Adopt Me....
Crawford 1820 Bucyrus Delaware Col Wm. Crawford - Revolutionary War Officer Adopt Me....
Cuyahoga 1807 Cleveland Geauga Cuyahoga River - Iroquoian for crooked river Adopt Me....
Darke 1809 Greenville Miami Gen. Wm. Darke - Revolutionary War Officer Adopt Me....
Defiance 1845 Defiance Henry, Paulding & Williams Fort Defiance Adopt Me....
Delaware 1808 Delaware Franklin Delaware Indians Adopt Me....
Erie 1838 Sandusky Huron & Sandusky Erie Indians Adopt Me....
Fairfield 1800 Lancaster Ross & Washington Named for the beauty of its fair fields Adopt Me....
Fayette 1810 Washington Court House Highland & Ross Marquis de Lafayette - French Military Officer Adopt Me....
Franklin 1803 Columbus Ross & Wayne Benjamin Franklin Adopt Me....
Fulton 1850 Wauseon Henry, Lucas & Williams Robert Fulton - Steamboat inventor Adopt Me....
Galilia 1803 Gallipolis Adams & Washington Gaul - French name for France Adopt Me....
Geauga 1806 Chardon Trumbell Raccoon - Native American name Adopt Me....
Greene 1803 Xenia Hamilton & Ross Gen. Nathanial Greene - Revolutionary War Officer Adopt Me....
Guernsey 1810 Cambridge Belmont & Muskingum Island of Guernsey Adopt Me....
Hamilton 1790 Cincinnati Original County Alexander Hamilton Adopt Me....
Hancock 1820 Findlay Logan John Hancock Adopt Me....
Hardin 1820 Kenton Logan Gen. John Hardin - Revolutionary War Officer Adopt Me....
Harrison 1813 Cadiz Jefferson & Tuscarawas Gen. William Henry Harrison Adopt Me....
Henry 1820 Napoleon Shelby Patrick Henry Adopt Me....
Highland 1805 Hillsboro Adams, Clermont & Ross Describes the counties terrain Adopt Me....
Hocking 1818 Logan Athens, Fairfield & Ross Delaware Indian word, possibly meaning bottle Adopt Me....
Holmes 1824 Millersburg Coshocton, Tuscarawas & Wayne Maj. Andrew Holmes - Officer Ware of 1812 Adopt Me....
Huron 1809 Norwalk Cuyahoga & Portage Huron Indians Adopt Me....
Jackson 1816 Jackson Athens, Gallia, Ross & Scioto Gen. Andrew Jackson Adopt Me....
Jefferson 1797 Steubenville Washington Thomas Jefferson Jan Cortez
Knox 1808 Mount Vernon Fairfield Gen. Henry Knox 1st Secretary of War Adopt me ...
Lake 1840 Painesville Cuyahoga & Geauga From bordering Lake Erie Adopt Me....
Lawrence 1815 Ironton Gallia & Scioto Capt. James Lawrence - Naval Hero War of 1812 Adopt Me....
Licking 1808 Newark Fairfield Named for the salt licks in the area Adopt Me....
Logan 1818 Bellefontaine Champaign Gen. Benjamin Logan - Destroyed Shawnee Indian towns in the area Adopt Me....
Lorain 1822 Elyria Cuyahoga, Huron & Medina Province of Lorraine, France Adopt Me....
Lucas 1835 Toledo Huron, Sandusky & Wood Robert Lucas - Gov. of Ohio when county was created Adopt Me....
Madison 1810 London Franklin James Madison Adopt Me...
Mahoning 1846 Youngstown Columbiana & Trumbull Mahoning River - Native American word meaning at the licks Adopt Me....
Marion 1820 Marion Delaware Gen. Francis Marion - Revolutionary War Adopt Me....
Medina 1812 Medina Portage Religious site in Saudi Arabia Adopt Me...
Meigs 1819 Pomeroy Athens & Gallia Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr. - Ohio Governor & Postmaster General Adopt Me....
Mercer 1820 Celina Darke Gen. Hugh Mercer - Revolutionary War Officer Adopt Me....
Miami 1807 Troy Montgomery Miami Indians Adopt Me...
Monroe 1813 Woodsfield Belmont, Guernsey & Washington James Monroe Adopt Me....
Montgomery 1803 Dayton Hamilton & Wayne Gen. Richard Montgomery - Revolutionary War Officer Adopt Me....
Morgan 1817 McConnelsville Guernsey, Muskingum & Washington Adopt Me....
Morrow 1848 Mount Gilead Delaware, Knox Marion & Richland Jeremiah Morrow - Governor of Ohio Adopt Me....
Muskingum 1803 Zanesville Fairfield & Washington Native American word meaning either a town by the river or by the river side Adopt Me....
Noble 1851 Caldwell Guernsey, Monroe, Morgan & Washington James Noble - Early Settler Adopt Me....
Ottawa 1840 Port Clinton Erie, Lucas & Sandusky Ottawa Indians Adopt Me....
Paulding 1820 Paulding Darke John Paulding Captured spy John Andre during the Revolutionary War Adopt Me...
Perry 1818 New Lexington Fairfield, Muskingum & Washington Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry - Naval Officer in War of 1812 Adopt Me....
Pickaway 1810 Circleville Fairfield, Franklin & Ross Piqua tribe or Native American word Piquar Adopt Me....
Pike 1815 Waverly Adams, Ross & Scioto Gen. Zebulon M. Pike - Revolutionary War Officer Adopt Me....
Portage 1807 Ravenna Trumbell From an Indian portage Adopt Me....
Preble 1808 Eaton Butler & Montgomery Capt. Edward Preble - Naval Commander in the Revolutionary War Adopt Me....
Putnam 1820 Ottawa Shelby Gen. Israel Putnam - Revolution War Officer Adopt Me....
Richland 1808 Mansfield Fairfield Describes the soil in the area Adopt Me....
Ross 1798 Chillicothe Adams & Washington James Ross - U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania Adopt Me....
Sandusky 1820 Fremont Huron Iroquois word meaning cold water Adopt Me...
Scioto 1803 Portsmouth Adams Scioto River - Wyandot word meaning deer Adopt Me....
Seneca 1820 Tiffin Huron Seneca Indians Adopt Me....
Shelby 1819 Sidney Miami Gen. Isaac Shelby - Revolutionary War Officer Adopt Me....
Stark 1808 Canton Columbiana Gen. John Stark - Revolutionary War Officer Adopt Me...
Summit 1840 Akron Medina, Portage & Stark From having the highest elevation along the Ohio Canal Adopt Me....
Trumbull 1800 Warren Jefferson & Wayne Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of Connecticut Adopt Me....
Tuscarawas 1808 New Philadelphia Muskingum Tuscarawas River Adopt Me....
Union 1820 Marysville Delaware, Franklin, Logan & Madison Due to being formed by a union of four counties Adopt Me....
Van Wert 1820 Van Wert Darke Isaac Van Wert - captured spy John Andre during the Revolutionary War Adopt Me....
Vinton 1850 McArthur Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson & Ross Samuel Finley Vinton - Ohio Statesman & US Congressman Adopt Me....
Warren 1803 Lebanon Hamilton Gen. Joseph Warren - Revolutionary War Officer Adopt Me....
Washington 1788 Marietta Original County George Washington Adopt Me....
Wayne 1808 Wooster Non-county area Gen. Anthony Wayne - Revolutionary War Officer Adopt Me....
Williams 1820 Bryan Darke David Williams - Captured spy John Andre during the Revolutionary War Adopt Me....
Wood 1820 Bowling Green Non-county territory Eleazer D. Wood - Founder of Fort Meigs Adopt Me....
Wyandot 1845 Upper Sandusky Crawford, Hardin & Marion Wyandot Indians Adopt Me....

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Page Created 9 March 2013

Updated 5 January 2015