CUYAHOGA COUNTY OHIO INFO

CUYAHOGA COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Lake Erie

NORTHEAST
Lake County

EAST
Geauga County

EAST-SOUTHEAST
Portage County

SOUTHEAST
Summit County

SOUTH
Medina County

WEST
Lorain County


COUNTY INFORMATION

1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

DATE CREATED

February 10, 1807

PARENT COUNTY

Geauga

COUNTY SEAT

Cleveland

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Cuyahoga County Probate Court
1219 Ontario St.
Cleveland, OH 44113-1603
216-443-7955

Cuyahoga County Court House-Probate Division
1 Lakeside Ave NW, Cleveland, OH 44113
216-443-8764

Cleveland Vital Statistics
601 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114
216-664-2315

Cuyahoga County Board-Health
1375 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
216-443-7500

Cuyahoga County Archives
Dr. Judy Cetina, Director
2905 Franklin Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44113
216-443-7250
Email: countyarchives@nls.net

Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
216-623-2800

Click Here to Access the Cleveland Necrology Index
[The Cleveland Necrology File was produced from a microfilmed copy of an alphabetical card file containing local cemetery records and newspaper death notices gathered by the staff of the Cleveland Public Library.]

Click Here to Access the Cleveland News Index

Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106
216-721-5722

The Cleveland Press Collection
Cleveland State University Library
Clippings - Photographs

Cleveland Union Terminal Collection
Cleveland State University Library


OTHER INFORMATION

Cuyahoga County was formally organized in 1810. Its name comes from the Indian word meaning "crooked" and refers to the winding Cuyahoga River, which runs through the county.

The first settlement in the county was made in 1796 by General Moses Cleaveland and named in his honor. It is said that the first "a" was dropped from the name by an early newspaper editor who found "Cleaveland" too long to fit into headlines.

Cleveland, the county seat, is an important steel manufacturing city, a world port, and a transportation crossroad. The city is a center for service, and educational activity in northern Ohio. By 1900 Cleveland had passed Cincinnati as Ohio's leading city.

The chief industries in Cuyahoga County include; machinery, metals, transportation equipment, printing and publishing, chemicals, food, apparel, motor vehicles, aircraft, electric motors and generators, plumbing fixtures and health related industries. Vegetables, greenhouse and nursery products are the agricultural industries.

Probate Court has birth records 1859 to 1901, death records 1868 to 1908; Western Reserve Historical Society has marriage records 1810 to 1941 & tax records 1819 to 1869; Marriage Liscense Bureau has marriage records from 1810; County Courthouse has naturalization records 1818 to 1906, probate records from 1810; Clerk of Courts has divorce records 1837 to 1925; County Administration Building has land records 1810 to 1971.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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