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County Information
Founded December 26, 1822
Named by early settler Heman Ely for the French province of Lorraine, its county seat is Elyria
and its largest community is the Lake Erie port city of Lorain

Cities and Villages
Amherst * Avon * Avon Lake * Elyria * Lorain
North Ridgeville *Oberlin * Sheffield Lake * Vermilion
Grafton * Kipton * LaGrange * Rochester * Sheffield South Amherst * Wellington


Census Designated Place: Eaton Estates

Other Communities

Belden * Brentwood Lake * Brighton * Brownhelm Brownhelm Station * Columbia Hills Corners
Henrietta * Huntington * North Eaton * Penfield Pittsfield

An Industrial Empire in Ohio's Vacationland

Townships
Amherst * Brighton * Brownhelm * Camden * Carlisle * Columbia * Eaton * Elyria * Grafton
Henrietta * Huntington * LaGrange * New Russia * Penfield * Pittsfield * Rochester * Sheffield * Wellington



Lorain County Data

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

County History

Marriages

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Dec 2014:  bios for WILSON, KLAUS; obit for HILDEBRANDT
June 2014:  1883 Pensioners, obit for BRECKENRIDGE
Mar 2014:  bios for ADAM, BLACKMER, BOSWORTH; obits for HUSZTI, MURRAY; PUTNAM
Sept 2013:  1840 Census of Pensioners
July 2013: obits for BEEBEE, COLE, LAWRENCE, DEACON, EUGA, BENHAM, POWELL, TUCKER, BURGESS, GREENE
Apr 2013: bios for BARTLETT, WRIGHT, POWERS, MCCONOUGHEY, WALTERS, ALLEN, ECCLES, MORRISON, MCKEE, GRINNELL, WOOD, EDWARDS
Feb 2013: HITCHMAN obit
Jan 2013: BOISE, EDWARDS bio




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Cuyahoga County (east)
Medina County (southeast)
Ashland County (south)
Huron County (southwest)
Erie County (west)
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