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LAKE COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Lake Erie

EAST
Ashtabula County

SOUTHEAST
Geauga County

SOUTHWEST
Cuyahoga County

WEST
Cuyahoga County


COUNTY INFORMATION

1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

DATE CREATED

1840

PARENT COUNTY

Geauga, Cuyahoga

COUNTY SEAT

Painesville

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Probate Court-Judge
47 N Park Pl.
Painesville, OH 44077-0490
440-350-2657

Lake County Court of Common Pleas Clerk
Painesville, OH 44077

Lake County General Health
105 Main St, Painesville, OH 44077
440-946-2829

Lake County Health District
105 Main St, Painesville, OH 44077
440-350-2554

Morley Library
184 Phelps St, Painesville, OH 44077
440-352-3383

Fairport Public Library
335 Vine St, Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
440-354-8191

Lake County Historical Society
8610 King Memorial Road
Mentor, OH 44060
440-255-8979

Lake County Chapter OGS
Morley Public Library
184 Phelps Street
Painesville, OH 44077-3927
440-352-3383

The Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-1788
440-721-5722

Lake County, Ohio USA

Lake County Vortex

Lake County Visitors Bureau
1610 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Email: lakevisit@ncweb.com


OTHER INFORMATION

Lake county is the smallest of Ohio's 88 counties. Bordering Lake Erie, the county has a productive soil for fruit orchards and nurseries.

The county was first settled by New Englanders who developed Painesville, the county seat. Kirtland, near the county seat, was the headquarters of Joseph Smith and the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints. The first Morman Church was built here in 1833.

Major industries in Lake County include; chemicals, textiles, rubber, metals, machinery, instruments, cement, rayon, greenhouse and nursery products and salt.

Clerk of Courts has civil court records from 1840. Probate Court has marriage, death & early birth records. Court of Common Pleas has divorce records.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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