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OTTAWA COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Lucas County

EAST NORTHEAST
Lake Erie

EAST
Lake Erie

SOUTH
Sandusky County

WEST
Wood 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

Erie, Sandusky, Lucas

[At one point Marblehead Penninsula(property of Erie County at the time) was traded with Erie County for Kelley's Island(property of Ottawa County at the time)]

COUNTY SEAT

Port Clinton

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Ottawa County Probate Court
315 Madison St.
Port Clinton, OH 43452-1993
419-734-6710

Ottawa County Health Dept
315 Madison St # 105
Port Clinton, OH 43452
419-734-6800

Ida Rupp Public Library
310 Madison St
Port Clinton, OH 43452
419-732-3212 or 419-732-3211
Fax: 419-734-9867
Hours:
Mon. - Thurs. : 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Fri. - Sat. : 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday -- Closed
From Memorial Day through Labor Day,
Saturday 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
From January 1 through March 1,
Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Harris-Elmore Public Library
OPLIN Web Page
328 Toledo St.
Elmore, OH 43416
419-862-2482
Local History Room: 419-862-3807
Fax: 419-862-2123
Hours:
Monday - Thursday 10 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays CLOSED

"If your research is mainly in Ottawa County and you live in or near the Ottawa County area, I highly recommend that you visit the Elmore Library in Elmore Ohio. I has an excellent history and genealogy section for Ottawa County; information that you will not find anywhere else.

The Librarian for this section of the library is Grace Leubke, author, researcher and editor of many genealogy and historical publications about Ottawa County. She recently authored and published "The History of Elmore Ohio". Her books and publications can be found in such prestigious libraries as the New York City Library and the Library of Congress."

Paul Cavalier - Email: lecavalier@sprintmail.com

Village of Elmore

The Ottawa County Genealogical Society
A chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 193, Port Clinton, OH 43452
Email: ocgs@altavista.net

Lake Erie Historical Society
The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society was
founded in 1985 by islanders who realized that their historical
treasures would soon be lost to economic development
For additional information send email to history@leihs.org

Center for Archival Collections
Bowling Green State University

Jerome Library, 5th Floor
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Jan's Ottawa County Births and Marriages
This Page has many other county links
SOME OTTAWA COUNTY BIRTHS
PORTAGE TWP.OTTAWA COUNTY MARRIAGES

Ottawa County Visitor's Bureau

A Great Lake Erie Adventure

Put-in-Bay Island Guide


OTHER INFORMATION

Ottawa County is located on Lake Erie in the Black Swamp district. Ottawa is an Indian word meaning "trader" and came from the Ottawa tribe famous for its trading.

Port Clinton, the county seat, attracts a great many tourists in the summer. Located here are the Erie Industrial Park and the U.S. Army Erie Ordnances Depot, one of the county's largest employers.

Offshore from Ottawa County lie the "Wine Islands" noted for their vineyards. Other industries include; stone-clay-glass, metals, rubber, food, transportation equipment, machinery, meat grinders, ordnance items, gypsum products, precision tools, beryllium alloys, and building materials.

County Health Department has birth, death & burial records; Probate Judge has marriage & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce, civil court records & criminal records from 1840, naturalizations from 1905 to 1929; County Recorder has land 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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