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Ashtabula County, Ohio

US county information
NameAshtabula County
StateOhio
SeatJefferson
Largest cityAshtabula
US Area
Total Area1368 sq mi (3543.1 km2)
Land Area702 sq mi (1818.2 km2)
Water Area666 sq mi (1724.9 km2)
Population102728 (2000)
Density56/km2 (145/sq mi)
FoundedJune 7, 1807
Named for"river of many fish" in Iroquoian
Time zoneEastern

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Ashtabula County is the northeasternmost county in the state of Ohio. As of 2010, the population was 101,497, its county seat is Jefferson . The county is named for a Native American word meaning "river of many fish".

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.


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