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Ohio CountiesThere is eighty-eight counties in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Constitution allows counties to set up a charter government as many cities and villages do, but only Summit County has done so.
Wayne County, Ohio
Wayne County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Residents named the county in honor General Anthony Wayne, the victor at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
In 1796, the government of the Northwest Territory authorized the creation of Wayne County. Residents named the county in honor General Anthony Wayne, the victor at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794. Among the county's earliest residents were members of the Amish Christian religious group.
Wayne County's Amish community is now one of the largest in the United States. Many other early settlers were of German origin. It is believed that Wayne County resident August Imgard put up the first Christmas tree in Ohio in 1847.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"