CUYAHOGA COUNTY OHIO
1895 Map of Ohio
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Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states
February 10, 1807
MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS
Cuyahoga County Probate Court
1219 Ontario St.
Cleveland, OH 44113-1603
Cuyahoga County Court House-Probate Division
1 Lakeside Ave NW, Cleveland, OH 44113
Cleveland Vital Statistics
601 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114
Cuyahoga County Board-Health
1375 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Cuyahoga County Archives
Dr. Judy Cetina, Director
2905 Franklin Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44113
Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
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.]
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.
Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
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.)
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.