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Allen County, Ohio

US county information
NameAllen County
StateOhio
SeatLima
Largest cityLima
US Area
Total Area407 sq mi (1054.1 km2)
Land Area404 sq mi (1046.4 km2)
Water Area2 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Population108473 (2000)
Density104/km2 (269.4/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 1, 1820
Named forJohn Allen
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Allen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. Its population was 106,331 as of the 2010 census. It is included in the Lima, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Lima - Van Wert - Wapakoneta Combined Statistical Area.

It is named for Colonel John Allen, who was killed leading his men at the Battle of Frenchtown, during the War of 1812. Although it has also been claimed the county was named for Revolutionary War soldier Ethan Allen, the weight of the evidence in favor of John Allen led the General Assembly to declare that the county was named for him. The county seat is Lima.


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