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}} [[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Portage County'''
  
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<td bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center"> <b>Beginning dates for major county records</b>
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td valign="middle" width="16.6%"> <center><b><a href="Pike County, Ohio#Birth">Birth</a></b></center>
 
</td>
 
<td valign="middle" width="16.6%" align="center"> <center><b><a href="Portage County, Ohio#Marriage">Marriage</a></b></center>
 
</td>
 
<td valign="middle" width="16.6%"> <center><b><a href="Portage County, Ohio#Death">Death</a></b></center>
 
</td>
 
<td valign="middle" width="16.6%"> <center><b><a href="Portage County, Ohio#Taxation">Tax</a></b></center>
 
</td>
 
<td valign="middle" width="16.6%"> <center><b><a href="Portage County, Ohio#Land_and_Property">Land</a></b></center>
 
</td>
 
<td valign="middle" width="16.6%"> <center><b><a href="Portage County, Ohio#Probate">Probate</a></b></center>
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%"> <center>1867</center>
 
</td>
 
<td style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%"> <center>1808</center>
 
</td>
 
<td style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%"> <center>1867</center>
 
</td>
 
<td style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%"> <center></center><br>
 
</td>
 
<td style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%"> <center>1795<br></center>
 
</td>
 
<td style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%"> <center>1803<br></center>
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6"> <b>*For earlier dates, try...</b> <b><a href="Portage County, Ohio#Church_Records">Church</a> &#124; <a href="Portage County, Ohio#Obituaries">Obituaries</a> &#124; <a href="Portage County, Ohio#Cemeteries">Cemeteries</a></b>
 
</td></tr></table>
 
<ul><li><b>Parent Counties</b>: Formed from <a href="Trumbull County, Ohio">Trumbull</a> County in 1808.<br>
 
</li><li><b>County Seat: </b>Ravenna<br>&#160;
 
</li><li><b>Neighboring Counties</b>: <span class="fck_mw_template">{{PAGENAME}}</span><b>residents</b> may also have records in <span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">Wikipedia contributors, &quot;Portage County, Ohio&quot; in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</span><a href="Geauga County, Ohio">Geauga</a> (north)<span class="fck_mw_template">{{·}}</span><a href="Stark County, Ohio">Stark</a> (south)<span class="fck_mw_template">{{·}}</span><a href="Summit County, Ohio">Summit</a> (west)<span class="fck_mw_template">{{·}}</span> <a href="Mahoning County, Ohio">Mahoning</a> (southeast)<span class="fck_mw_template">{{·}}</span><a href="Trumbull County, Ohio">Trumbull</a> (east)
 
</li></ul>
 
<p><br>
 
</p>
 
<h4> Boundary Changes  </h4>
 
<p>See an interactive map of Portage County <a href="http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html">boundary changes</a>.
 
</p>
 
<h4> Record Loss  </h4>
 
<h3> Resources  </h3>
 
<h4> Bible Records  </h4>
 
<h4> Biography  </h4>
 
<h4> Business Records and Commerce  </h4>
 
<h4> Cemeteries  </h4>
 
<h4> Census  </h4>
 
<h4> Church Records  </h4>
 
<h4> Court Records  </h4>
 
<h4> Education  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Kent%20State%20University%20--%20Students%20--%20Yearbooks%22&amp;sort=-date&amp;page=1">Kent State University Yearbooks</a> - approximately 1914-1985 yearbooks are freely available on the Internet Archive
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Emigration and Immigration  </h4>
 
<h4> Ethnic, Political, Religious Groups  </h4>
 
<h4> Gazetteers  </h4>
 
<h4> Genealogy  </h4>
 
<h4> History  </h4>
 
<h4> Land and Property  </h4>
 
<h4> Maps  </h4>
 
<h4> Military  </h4>
 
<ul><li>Civil War service men from Portage County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&#160;that&#160;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Portage County.
 
</li></ul>
 
<dl><dd>-<a href="1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery">1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery</a>, Batteries A, D, and I.
 
</dd><dd>- <a href="104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry">104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry</a>, Companies D and I
 
</dd></dl>
 
<h4> Naturalization and Citizenship  </h4>
 
<h4> Newspapers  </h4>
 
<h4> Obituaries  </h4>
 
<h4> Periodicals  </h4>
 
<h4> Probate  </h4>
 
<h4> Public Records  </h4>
 
<h4> Repositories  </h4>
 
<h5> Courthouse  </h5>
 
<p><a href="http://www.co.portage.oh.us/">Portage County Courthouse</a><br>449 S Meridian Street PO Box 1035; <br>Ravenna, OH 44266<br>Phone: 330.297.3450 <br><br>Mayor’s Office has birth, death and burial records; <br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records; <br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1820; <br>County Treasurer has land records<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Portage County, Ohio. Page 545 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</span>
 
</p>
 
<h5> Family History Centers  </h5>
 
<ul><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
 
</li><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Rootstown Ohio Family History Center">Rootstown Ohio Family History Center</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h5> Libraries  </h5>
 
<h5> Museums  </h5>
 
<h5> Societies  </h5>
 
<h4> Taxation  </h4>
 
<h4> Vital Records  </h4>
 
<h5> Birth  </h5>
 
<h5> Marriage  </h5>
 
<h5> Death  </h5>
 
<p><b><a href="Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)">Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953</a></b> Free name indexes and images at <a href="Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)">FamilySearch</a>. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
 
</p>
 
<h3> Web Sites  </h3>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohportag/">Ohio GenWeb: Portage County</a> - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
 
</li><li><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Portage|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}</span>
 
</li></ul>
 
<p><br>
 
</p>
 
<h3> Places  </h3>
 
<h4> Populated Places  </h4>
 
<p><a href="Kent, Ohio">Kent</a>
 
</p>
 
<h4> Neighboring Counties  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="Cuyahoga County, Ohio">Cuyahoga</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Geauga County, Ohio">Geauga</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Mahoning County, Ohio">Mahoning</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Stark County, Ohio">Stark</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Summit County, Ohio">Summit</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Trumbull County, Ohio">Trumbull</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h3> References  </h3>
 
<p><span class="fck_mw_references" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="references" />
 
</p><p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{ohio|ohio}}</span>
 
</p>
 
  
<a _fcknotitle="true" href="Category:Portage_County,_Ohio">Portage_County,_Ohio</a>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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|-
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pike County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Portage County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Portage County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Portage County, Ohio#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Portage County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Portage County, Ohio#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1808</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center></center><br>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1795<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1803<br></center>
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Portage County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Portage County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Portage County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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|}
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Trumbull County, Ohio|Trumbull]] County in 1808.<br>
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*'''County Seat: '''Ravenna<br>&nbsp;
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Portage County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]] (north){{·}}[[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]] (south){{·}}[[Summit County, Ohio|Summit]] (west){{·}} [[Mahoning County, Ohio|Mahoning]] (southeast){{·}}[[Trumbull County, Ohio|Trumbull]] (east)
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Portage County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Education  ====
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*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Kent%20State%20University%20--%20Students%20--%20Yearbooks%22&sort=-date&page=1 Kent State University Yearbooks] - approximately 1914-1985 yearbooks are freely available on the Internet Archive
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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 +
==== Land and Property  ====
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 +
==== Maps  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Military  ====
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*Civil War service men from Portage County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Portage County.
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:-[[1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery]], Batteries A, D, and I.
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:- [[104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies D and I
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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 +
==== Newspapers  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Obituaries  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Periodicals  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Probate  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Public Records  ====
 +
 
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==== Repositories  ====
 +
 
 +
===== Courthouse  =====
 +
 
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Rootstown Ohio Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death  =====
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'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|FamilySearch]]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohportag/ Ohio GenWeb: Portage County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Portage|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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<br>  
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=== Places  ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
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[[Kent, Ohio|Kent]]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio|Cuyahoga]]
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*[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]]
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*[[Mahoning County, Ohio|Mahoning]]
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*[[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]]
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*[[Summit County, Ohio|Summit]]
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*[[Trumbull County, Ohio|Trumbull]]
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=== References  ===
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<references />
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{{ohio|ohio}}
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[[Category:Portage_County,_Ohio]]

Revision as of 22:42, 27 September 2012

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Coordinates: 41.17°0′N 81.20°0′W / 41.17°N 81.2°W / 41.17; -81.2

Portage County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Portage County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Portage County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Portage County Courthouse
203 West Main St

Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Portage County Website

United States Gotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png Portage County 


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1808
1867

1795
1803
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Trumbull County in 1808.
  • County Seat: Ravenna
     
  • Neighboring Counties: Portage County, Ohio Genealogyresidents may also have records in [1]Geauga (north) · Stark (south) · Summit (west) · Mahoning (southeast) · Trumbull (east)


Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Portage County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court Records

Education

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Portage County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Portage County.
-1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery, Batteries A, D, and I.
- 104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies D and I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.

Web Sites


Places

Populated Places

Kent

Neighboring Counties

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Portage County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).