Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About ACHS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About ACHS

Where is Ashtabula County, Ohio?

Where is Ashtabula County, Ohio?

In the northeast corner of Ohio along the shore of Lake Erie halfway in between Cleveland, OH and Erie, PA.

In the northeast corner of Ohio along the shore of Lake Erie halfway in between Cleveland, OH and Erie, PA.

Why is this part of Ohio called the "Western Reserve?

Why is this part of Ohio called the "Western Reserve?

Northern Ohio was considered to be part of the land grant given to Connecticut, which said it extended from its eastern boundary westward with no limit. New York and Pennsylvania already had land claimed for some distance, so it was called the "Connecticut Western Reserve" when surveyed and settled from Connecticut.

Northern Ohio was considered to be part of the land grant given to Connecticut, which said it extended from its eastern boundary westward with no limit. New York and Pennsylvania already had land claimed for some distance, so it was called the "Connecticut Western Reserve" when surveyed and settled from Connecticut.

Where did Cleveland get it's name.

Where did Cleveland get it's name.

The original survey party that first landed in the area of Conneaut at the edge of Ohio was led by General Moses Cleaveland, whose shortened name was given to the largest settlement.

The original survey party that first landed in the area of Conneaut at the edge of Ohio was led by General Moses Cleaveland, whose shortened name was given to the largest settlement.

How many Townships or other communities based on the original Townships are there in Ashtabula County?

How many Townships or other communities based on the original Townships are there in Ashtabula County?

There is a total of 28, including 27 townships and the City of Conneaut. See: Townships

There is a total of 28, including 27 townships and the City of Conneaut. See: Townships

What Museums are run by the Ashtabula County Historical Society?

What Museums are run by the Ashtabula County Historical Society?

There are 3 Museums owned by the ACHS, the Giddings Law Office, a National Historic Landmark (built in 1823) in Jefferson, the Blakeslee Log Cabin in Plymouth Township south of Ashtabula and the Jennie Munger Gregory Museum in Geneva-on-the-Lake. ​Phone number: 440-466-7337

There are 3 Museums owned by the ACHS, the Giddings Law Office, a National Historic Landmark (built in 1823) in Jefferson, the Blakeslee Log Cabin in Plymouth Township south of Ashtabula and the Jennie Munger Gregory Museum in Geneva-on-the-Lake. ​Phone number: 440-466-7337

Are you interested in area history? 

Are you interested in area history? 

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