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Geauga County is named after the Onondaga word jyo’ä·gak or Seneca jo’ä·ka, both meaning 'raccoon' (originally the name of the Grand River).

After the discovery of the New World, the land that became Geauga County was originally part of the French colony of Canada (New France), which was ceded in 1763 to Great Britain and renamed Province of Quebec. In the late 18th century the land became part of the Connecticut Western Reserve in the Northwest Territory, and then was purchased by the Connecticut Land Company in 1795.

The first settlement in Geauga was at Burton, Ohio in the year 1798, when three families settled there from Connecticut.

Twenty percent of the population is Amish.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Villages

  • Aquilla
  • Burton
  • Chardon (County Seat)
  • Hunting Valley
  • Middlefield
  • South Russell

Other Townships & Communities: Auburn, Bainbridge, Bostwick, Bundysburg, Chester, Chesterland, Claridon, East Claridon, Fowlers Mill, Fullertown, Hambden, Hampden, Huntsburg, Materials Park, Montville, Munson, Newbury, Newbury Center, Novelty, Parkman, Popes Corners, Russell, Russell Center, South Newbury, South Thompson, Thompson, Troy and Welshfield



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

GC Maple Festival