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Ohio CountiesThere is eighty-eight counties in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Constitution allows counties to set up a charter government as many cities and villages do, but only Summit County has done so.
Medina County, Ohio
Medina County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
The county was named for the Arabian city of Medina, the former home of the Islamic faith’s prophet Mohammed.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
On February 12, 1812, the Ohio government authorized the creation of Medina County. It originally was a portion of the Connecticut Western Reserve. The county was named for the Arabian city of Medina, the former home of the Islamic faith’s prophet Mohammed. Due to a large number of wild animals,
in 1818, county residents participated in what became known as the “Great Hinckley Hunt.” Six hundred men spent Christmas day hunting the local wildlife. The men consumed many of the animals that they killed. The rest froze, and once Spring arrived, the thawing animals attracted buzzards. Since
1819, buzzards return to Hinckley exactly upon March 15.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"