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About Ottawa County

Ottawa County, Ohio is located in the northwest corner of the state and is part of the Toledo Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is bordered by Lake Erie to the north and the Maumee River to the south. The county was established in 1840 and was named after the Ottawa Native American tribe. The first settlers in the area were French fur traders who arrived in the late 1700s. The first permanent settlement was established in 1809 by a group of settlers from New England. The county was officially organized in 1840 and the first county seat was located in Port Clinton. The county experienced rapid growth in the late 19th century due to the development of the railroad and the growth of the fishing industry. The county was also home to several large manufacturing companies, including the Ottawa Glass Company and the Ottawa Paper Company. The county was also home to several prominent figures in Ohio history, including William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, and William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States. Today, Ottawa County is home to a population of over 41,000 people. The county is home to several popular tourist attractions, including the Lake Erie Islands, Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the Marblehead Lighthouse. The county is also home to several state parks, including East Harbor State Park and Maumee Bay State Park.

Ottawa County Facts

  1. Ottawa County is the second-smallest county in Ohio, with a total area of just over 200 square miles.
  2. Ottawa County is home to the longest freshwater beach in the world, located at East Harbor State Park.
  3. Ottawa County is home to the Marblehead Lighthouse, the oldest continuously-operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes.
  4. Ottawa County is home to the oldest continuously-operating amusement park in the United States, Cedar Point.
  5. Ottawa County is home to the longest freshwater boardwalk in the United States, located at the Catawba Island State Park.
  6. Ottawa County is home to the largest concentration of bald eagles in the state of Ohio.
  7. Ottawa County is home to the longest freshwater ferry route in the United States, located between Port Clinton and Put-in-Bay.

Important Ottawa County, Ohio Websites:

Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas

Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas 315 Madison Street Room 301 Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 Phone: 419-734-6790 Fax: 419-734-6852 [email protected]

Ottawa County Municipal Court

Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed most legal holidays) Location Ottawa County Government Complex 1860 E. Perry Street Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 Contact Court: 419.734.4143 Fax: 419.732.2862 Assignment Office: 419.732.2871 Probation: 419.734.6299 [email protected] Mission Statement

Ottawa County Clerk of Courts

Ottawa County Clerk of Courts Pay Online Online Docket Titles A little history...The office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas traces its origin to the medieval cleric. They maintained the records, were responsible for correspondence and had various powers to issue writs or other processes ordered by the court.

Ottawa County, OH | Official Website

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Ottawa County Juvenile Court – The Honorable Frederick C. Hany II Presiding

View Larger Map; Ottawa County Courthouse, 315 Madison Street, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452; Telephone: 419-734-6840; Fax: 419-734-6851

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