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  • Rep. Albert Gallatin Riddle (1816 - 1902)
    He was congressman from Ohio, 1861-1863 ; U. S. consul to Cuba ; lawyer, orator and author. For an account of his distinguished career, see the National Cyclopsedia of American Biography, vol. 2, p. 37...
  • Maj. General Mortimer D. Leggett (USA) (1821 - 1896)
    Dormer Leggett (April 19, 1821 – January 6, 1896) was a lawyer, school administrator, professor, and major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.Early lifeLeggett was born in Ithaca, ...
  • Leman Copley (1781 - 1862)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary:=="...Leman Copley (March 25, 1781 – December 1862) was an early convert to Mormonism. Prior to his conversion, Copley was a Shaker...">SOURCE: Residence : Madison, Lake,...
  • Pvt. (USA), George W. Blake, Jr. (1830 - 1913)
    OBITUARY: The Geauga Republican , We, Aug 27 1913 George came to Canada in 1840 then to the US in 1850 He was Proud of serving for Co. E. of the 196th O.V.I. His casket was drapped with the American Fl...
  • Daniel J Miller (1845 - 1936)
    GEDCOM Source ===@R-1247177590@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Tree GEDCOM Sour...

Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Geauga County, Ohio.

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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

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Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

GC Maple Festival