Geauga County, Ohio

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Geauga County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. 93,389 people lived in the 2010 census.[1] The county seat is Chardon.[2]

It is named for a Onondaga or Seneca language word meaning 'raccoon',[3] originally the name of the Grand River.

Geauga County is part of the Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2008, Forbes Magazine ranked Geauga County as the fourth best place in America to raise a family.[4]

About 20% of the county's population is Amish, as of 2017.[5]

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  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Historical Society of Geauga County, O. (1880). Pioneer and General History of Geauga County: With Sketches of Some of the Pioneers and Prominent Men. Historical Society of Geauga County. p. 24.
  4. "America's Best Places To Raise A Family". Forbes. June 30, 2008.
  5. The 12 Largest Amish Communities (2017). at Amish America