Ashtabula County, Ohio

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Ashtabula County is the northeasternmost county in the state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population was 102,728; its county seat is Jefferson[2]. The county is named for a Native American word meaning "river of many fish".[3]

The county is probably best known for having seventeen covered bridges within the county limits. Grapes are a popular crop and there are several wineries in the region owing to the favorable microclimate created by the nearby lake. During the winter, Ashtabula County receives frequent lake effect snow and is part of the Southeastern Lake Erie Snowbelt.

The Ashtabula Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Ashtabula County.



Ashtabula County is the largest county by area in the state of Ohio. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,368 square miles (3,543.1 km2). 702 square miles (1,818.2 km2) is land and 666 square miles (1,724.9 km2) (48.67%) is water.

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