What Are Some Counties in Ohio?


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Ohio has 88 counties, including Summit, Cuyahoga, Lucas, Montomery and Franklin. Van Wert, Miami and Holmes are also counties in Ohio. The capital of Ohio, Columbus, is located in Delaware, Fairfield and Franklin counties.

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As of 2010, the most populous counties in Ohio were Cuyahoga County and Franklin County with 1,280,122 and 1,163,414 people, respectively. Cuyahoga's county seat is Cleveland, while Franklin's county seat is Columbus.

Cuyahoga County was originally part of the French colony of New France in Canada and was ceded to Great Britain. Cuyahoga County was created in 1807.

As of 2010, the population of Lucas County was 441,815, and its county seat is Toledo. The county is part of the Toledo, Ohio, metropolitan statistical area.

As of 2010, Montgomery County was the fifth most populous county in Ohio. Its population was 535,153. The county is named after Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general who was killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.

Akron is the seat of Summit County. Summit is the fourth-largest county in Ohio, with a population of 541,781, as of 2010. Summit is one of two of Ohio's counties that has a charter government. The other is Cuyahoga County.

As of 2010, the population of Van Wert County was 28,744. The county seat is the town of Van Wert.

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