Cuyahoga County Formation

Formation of Cuyahoga County and Growth of Its Townships Historical Collections of Ohio By Henry Howe Vol. I ©1888 “CUYAHOGA COUNTY” Page 494 CUYAHOGA was formed from Geauga county, June 7, 1808, and organized in May 1, 1810. The name was derived from the river, and is said to signify, in the Indian language, “crooked,”...

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Cuyahoga County Bicentennial

In 2008 Cuyahoga County began celebrating its bicentennial, having been first formed in 1808. When genealogists search for official county records, they will note that the earliest records are dated in 1810. How can this be? The simple reason is that it took almost two years for the county to become “organized” and separated from...

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CCLG Record Indexes

The Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society is proud to support the activities of the Cuyahoga County Lineage Group (CCLG). In fact, several CVGS members have filed successful applications proving their descendency from early residents of Cuyahoga County. The Cuyahoga County Lineage Group is organized to recognize genealogists who have ancestors who settled in Cuyahoga County at...

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