Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Ottawa County, OH- History
Ottawa County was formed out of Erie, Lucas and Sandusky counties on March 6 ,1840. The word Ottawa was used by Indians to describe a person that trades goods. The land is made up mostly of area formerly known as the Black Swamp. It was not until the 1830's when the land was drained that settlers came to this area in large numbers. A small portion of the county was in the Firelands area. The county seat is located in Port Clinton, OH.
We will begin discussing the genealogical records on Wednesday.