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

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On March 6, 1840, the State of Ohio authorized the creation of Ottawa County. Residents took the Indian word for "trader" as the county's name.

On September 10, 1813, during the War of 1812, nine vessels of the United States Navy under Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, decisively defeated six vessels of Great Britain’s Royal Navy in the Battle of Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay. This action was one of the major battles of the war.

Adjacent Counties& Provinces

Cities & Villages

  • Clay Center
  • Elmore
  • Genoa
  • Marblehead
  • Oak Harbor
  • Port Clinton (County Seat)
  • Put-In-Bay
  • Rocky Ridge

Other Townships & Communities: Allen, Bay, Benton, Blackberry Corner, Camp Perry, Carroll, Catawba Island, Clay, Curtice, Danbury, Elliston, Erie, Forest Park, Graytown, Grodis Corner, Gypsum, Harris, Hickory Grove, Isle St. George, Lacame, Lakeside, Lakeside Marblehead, Limestone, Locust Point, Martin, Middle Bass, Portage, Salem, Trowbridge and Yale



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Ottawa Nat'l Wildlife Ref. (part)

Perry's Victory & Int'l Peace Mem.