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Ottawa County

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Welcome Ottawa County Homeowners!

Ottawa county is probably best known for Put-in-Bay, and its many attractions. The small island boasts an array of activities, historical homes, the oldest lighthouse in Ohio, and the 3rd tallest US monument. Ottawa county has a rich history, and is where Admiral Perry reported the famous words: “”We have met the enemy and they are ours…” to General Harrison.  

  Ottawa county

State map highlighting Ottawa CountyFounded: March 6, 1840

Area: 254.95 sq mi

Named for:  the Ottawa Indians; Ottawa means “trader” in their language

County Seat: Port Clinton, Ohio

Ottawa County Profile (from      

Ottawa County Official Site

Fun Fact: The Crystal Cave is a limestone cave located in Put-in-Bay, with walls that display large crystals. It is also the world’s largest known geode.

People of note from  Ottowa County: Louis C. ShepardAmerican Civil War Medal of Honor recipient from Ashtabula County, Crystal BowersoxAmerican Idol contestant, Steve Saunders – Television host/actor, Chris Redfern - Current chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, and former Ohio House Minority Leader.

Major Employers :



Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Bd of Ed, Brush Wellman Inc, FirstEnergy Corp, Luther Home of Mercy, Magruder Hospitalm Ottawa County Government, Port Clinton City Bd of Ed, Silgan Holdings Inc, USG Corp/US Gypsup Co

Cities: Port Clinton

Villages: Clay Center, Elmore, Genoa, Marblehead, Oak Harbor, Put-in-Bay, Rocky Ridge