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June 7, 1807 from parts of Trumbull County
The county seat is Ravenna
Portage comes from an old Native American path called "Portage Trail", which ran between the Cuyahoga
and Tuscarawas rivers, where travelers portaged their canoes.
The first European settler in what is now Portage County was Abraham Honey in 1798 in the area now known as Mantua
Township, followed by Asa Hall in what is now Atwater Township in April 1799. In June 1799, Benjamin Tappan, Jr.
arrived and founded Ravenna, David Daniels came to what is now Palmyra Township, and Ebenezer Sheldon settled in
what is now Aurora. (source:
Bradys Leap, Kent OH
Diamond - Wayland- Aurora - Brady Lake - Garrettsville - Hiram - Kent -
Mantua - Mogadore - Ravenna - Streetsboro - Sugarbush Knolls -
Atwater - Bromfield - Charlestown - Deerfield- Edinburg - Franklin
- Freedom - Hiram - Mantua- Nelson - Palmyra - Paris - Randolph - Ravenna - Rootstown - Shalersville - Suffield
Histories / Records
Dec 2014: bio for REED
Sep 2014: 1883 Pensioners; obit for RAGAN; Fire news story
June 2014: Chapter 1 and Chapter 3 from the 1885 history' obits for SCOVI
Mar 2014: DAY bio; obits for FOLGER, JEWETT; sick list news for DILLEMUTH
Sept 2013: 1840 pensioners
July 2013: MARYATT obit
Apr 2013: BARTLETT, HINMAN bio
Feb 2013: SMITH obit; More of the 1850 Mortality Census
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