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Lake County Commissioners Celebrate Lake County’s 183rd Birthday

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, March 9, 2023– Many counties in Ohio, including Lake County, have celebrated their birthdays this past week. Lake County turned 183 years old on March 6, 2023.

Lake County is Ohio’s smallest county by land area and is adjacent to Cuyahoga, Geauga and Ashtabula counties. Lake County’s name comes from its location on the shore of Lake Erie and was created in 1840 from land formerly belonging to Cuyahoga and Geauga counties. While small territorially, Lake County has experienced significant population growth and ranks 11th among all Ohio counties. Please click here to read the entire press release. 

Lake County Administration Building