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Encyclopedia > Ottawa County, Ohio
Ottawa County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Ottawa County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 6, 1840[1]
Seat Port Clinton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

585 sq mi (1,515 km²)
255 sq mi (660 km²)
330 sq mi (855 km²), 56.43%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40,985
35/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.ottawa.oh.us
Named for: the Ottawa tribe or a word meaning "trader"

Ottawa County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 40,985. Its county seat is Port Clinton6 and is named either for the Ottawa Indians who lived there, or for an Indian word meaning "trader".[2] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_OH.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ohio ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (66th in leap years). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Port Clinton is a city in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precison atomic time standard. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Ottawa (also Odawa, Odaawa, Outaouais, or Trader) are a Native American and First Nations people. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Port Clinton is a city in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This list of Ohio county name etymologies lists the 88 counties of the U.S. state of Ohio, with the date of their erection in parenthesis and the etymology of their names. ... The Ottawa (also Odawa, Odaawa, Outaouais, or Trader) are a Native American and First Nations people. ...

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History

On September 10, 1813, during the War of 1812, nine ships of the United States Navy under Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, decisively defeated six vessels of Great Britain’s Royal Navy in the so-called Battle of Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay. This action was one of the major battles of the war. September 10 is the 253rd day of the Gregorian calendar (254th in leap years). ... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Combatants United States Britain Canadian militia Eastern Woodland Indians Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other vessels... The United States Navy, also known as the USN or the U.S. Navy, is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... This article is about the naval officer. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... Combatants United Kingdom United States Commanders Robert Heriot Barclay Oliver Hazard Perry Strength 6 warships 9 small warships Casualties 41 dead 94 wounded 6 ships captured 27 dead 96 wounded 1 ship lost The Battle of Lake Erie, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Put-in-Bay, was fought... South Bass Island Put-in-Bay is the incorporated village located on South Bass Island, Ohio, USA. The island is located in Lake Erie, 15 miles/25 km NW of Sandusky Ohio at Latitude 41°39N / Longitude 82°49W. The island is 3 mi/5 km long and...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,515 km² (585 mi²). 660 km² (255 mi²) of it is land and 855 km² (330 mi²) of it (56.43%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent counties

Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the eleventh largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, it is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... Erie County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Sandusky County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Demographics As of the census2 of 2000, there are 121,065 people, 45,172 households, and 29,678 families residing in the county. ... Lucas County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 40,985 people, 16,474 households, and 11,729 families residing in the county. The population density was 62/km² (161/mi²). There were 25,532 housing units at an average density of 39/km² (100/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.56% White, 0.65% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 3.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 16,474 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.92. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $44,224, and the median income for a family was $51,919. Males had a median income of $39,823 versus $24,727 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,973. About 4.20% of families and 5.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.40% of those under age 18 and 5.40% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Map of Ottawa County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Ottawa County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Main article: Ohio county government Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution (850 × 531 pixel, file size: 49 KB, MIME type: image/png) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ottawa County, Ohio ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution (850 × 531 pixel, file size: 49 KB, MIME type: image/png) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ottawa County, Ohio ... The government of Ohios counties is marked by a loose organization and a diffusion of power, the basic framework not having been changed since the Nineteenth century. ...


Locations

Municipalities

Clay Center is a village located in Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Elmore is a village located in Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Genoa is a village in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Marblehead is a village located in Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Oak Harbor is a village located in Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Port Clinton is a city in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Put-in-Bay, Ohio, looking out towards Lake Erie Put-in-Bay is an incorporated village located on South Bass Island, Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Rocky Ridge is a village located in Ottawa County, Ohio. ...

Townships

Location of Allen Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Bay Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Benton Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio Benton Township is one of the 12 townships that make up Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Location of Carroll Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Catawba Island Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Clay Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Danbury Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Erie Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Harris Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Portage Township in Ottawa County (red) and Port Clinton (yellow) Portage Township is one of the 12 townships that make up Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Location of Put-in-Bay Township (red) and the village of Put-in-Bay (yellow). ... Location of Salem Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ...

Other places

Curtice is an unincorporated community in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Graytown is an unincorporated community in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Gypsum is an unincorporated community in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Isle St. ... Lacarne is an unincorporated community in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Martin is an unincorporated community in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Williston is a town in northwestern Ohio, near Toledo, Ohio. ...

Notable residents

Lewis Capet Shepard (September 2, 1841 – April 27, 1919) was a sailor in the United States Navy and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher during the American Civil War. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ... Ashtabula County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Port Clinton is a city in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ...

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Ottawa County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ Ottawa County data. Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.

Ottawa County, Ohio
Port Clinton, county seat
Municipalities

Clay Center | Elmore | Genoa | Marblehead | Oak Harbor | Port Clinton | Put-in-Bay | Rocky Ridge 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Port Clinton is a city in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... List of Ohio county seats: Adams County-West Union Allen County-Lima Ashland County-Ashland Ashtabula County-Jefferson Athens County-Athens Auglaize County-Wapakoneta Belmont County-Saint Clairsville Brown County-Georgetown Butler County-Hamilton Carroll County-Carrollton Champaign County-Urbana Clark County-Springfield Clermont County-Batavia Clinton County-Wilmington Columbiana... Clay Center is a village located in Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Elmore is a village located in Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Genoa is a village in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Marblehead is a village located in Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Oak Harbor is a village located in Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Port Clinton is a city in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Put-in-Bay, Ohio, looking out towards Lake Erie Put-in-Bay is an incorporated village located on South Bass Island, Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Rocky Ridge is a village located in Ottawa County, Ohio. ...

Townships

Allen | Bay | Benton | Carroll | Catawba Island | Clay | Danbury | Erie | Harris | Portage | Put-in-Bay | Salem Location of Allen Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Bay Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Benton Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio Benton Township is one of the 12 townships that make up Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Location of Carroll Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Catawba Island Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Clay Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Danbury Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Erie Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Harris Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ... Location of Portage Township in Ottawa County (red) and Port Clinton (yellow) Portage Township is one of the 12 townships that make up Ottawa County, Ohio. ... Location of Put-in-Bay Township (red) and the village of Put-in-Bay (yellow). ... Location of Salem Twp, Ottawa Co, Ohio. ...

Other places

Curtice | Graytown | Gypsum | Isle St. George | Lacarne | Martin | Williston Curtice is an unincorporated community in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Graytown is an unincorporated community in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Gypsum is an unincorporated community in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Isle St. ... Lacarne is an unincorporated community in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Martin is an unincorporated community in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. ... Williston is a town in northwestern Ohio, near Toledo, Ohio. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Ottawa County, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (403 words)
Ottawa County is a county located in the state of Ohio.
In the county, the population is spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $44,224, and the median income for a family is $51,919.
Ottawa County, Ohio (536 words)
Ottawa is an Indian word meaning "trader." The Ottawa tribe traded furs and skins with early white settlers.
Names of men in the county who fought in early wars are engraved in marble on the north wall of the assembly room and in the main hallway.
Ottawa County is made up by various communites that include seven (7) villages, twelve (12) townships and the only city in Ottawa County, Port Clinton.
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