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AUGLAIZE COUNTY /ˈɔːɡleɪz/ is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio
. As of the 2010 census , the population was 45,949. Its county seat is Wapakoneta .

The county is named for the Auglaize River
Auglaize River
. Some sources say it is a corruption of the French description of the clay (glaise) water (eau), whereas others say it comes from a Native American word meaning 'fallen timbers'. Another weak possibility according to Lakehistory.info is that it could have been the French term la glace , which means 'mirror', or 'ice' .

There is something to be said for the unattested eau glaise 'clay water' (as if 'dirty water'), like attested terre glaise 'clay soil', but both Ramsey and Stewart agree that Auglaize (and variants, implying "*aux glaises") is American French for 'at the lick(s)', literally 'at the clays', where wild beasts came to lick salt and minerals from the soil, and fulfilling the lacuna in standard French for a "salt lick." The spelling "glaize" is archaic (as in Cotgrave's French-English dictionary of 1611). In addition, in Arkansas there is a creek and mountain Glazypeau, from French glaise à Paul 'Paul's lick'. The assumed indigenous American (Algonquian) "'fallen timbers' or 'overgrown with brush'" has no support without any attested etymons supplied and would not match phonetically in the case of Shawnee.

Auglaize County
Auglaize County
comprises the Wapakoneta, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area , which is also included in the Lima -Van Wert -Celina , OH Combined Statistical Area .

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Geography

* 2.1 Adjacent counties

* 3 Demographics

* 3.1 2000 census * 3.2 2010 census

* 4 Politics

* 5 Government

* 5.1 Judiciary

* 5.1.1 Courthouse
Courthouse
* 5.1.2 Judges * 5.1.3 Courts

* 5.2 Related entities

* 6 Economy

* 7 Communities

* 7.1 Cities * 7.2 Villages * 7.3 Townships * 7.4 Census-designated places * 7.5 Unincorporated communities * 7.6 Ghost towns

* 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links

HISTORY

Under the terms of the Treaty of Greenville signed in 1795, northwestern Ohio
Ohio
was reserved for Native Americans. The area now comprising Allen County was officially off-limits to European settlement until the Treaty of Maumee Rapids in 1817. Under the terms of this treaty, the Shawnee tribe was assigned reservations at Wapakonetta and at their "Hog Creek" settlement along the Ottawa River ; this comprised most of what is the present-day Shawnee Township. The latter treaty opened the way for the Ohio
Ohio
Legislature on March 1, 1820 to create fourteen counties, including Allen, which was defined as Ranges 5 through 8 east and Towns 3 through 6 south.

The first permanent settlement within the present-day bounds of Allen County took place in 1824, when Christopher S. Wood and his family settled in section 7 of Bath Township. The organization of Bath Township predates that of Allen County, with its first township meeting held on March 2, 1829. On Feb. 12, 1829, an act of the legislature set aside land for a "county town". Wood was appointed commissioner to determine the location of this "seat of justice" for Allen County. This was done on March 3, 1831, with Wood appointed as Town Director. He laid out plots of land to be sold in section 31 of Bath Township, and the plat was filed April 20, 1831, founding what developed as the city of Lima, Ohio
Ohio
.

The organization of Allen County dates from the first meeting of the county commissioners, held on June 6, 1831. Present at this meeting were commissioners James Daniels, John G. Wood, and Samuel Stewart. Also present were William G. Wood, county auditor; Adam White, county treasurer; and Henry Lippincott, sheriff.

The first court of justice was held in August 1831, and it is believed that the assembly of men, in informal session, selected the name for the seat of justice by drawing names from a hat. The meeting was held at the cabin of James Daniels, which was located on the bank of the Ottawa River near the current location of Market Street. Patrick G. Goode of Montgomery County, special prosecuting attorney at that session, is credited with suggesting the name of "Lima" (capital of Peru and source of the quinine used to treat the malaria prevalent in the area of the Great Black Swamp). At the County Commission session on June 6, 1831, the formation of a second township, Jackson, was approved.

In 1832 the Shawnees, including those living in the Hog Creek reservation (present day Shawnee Township), were removed to eastern Kansas. They received payment of $30,000 in fifteen annual installments for their lands, which had an estimated value of over $200,000 at that time. They arrived at their new home with few provisions and immediately suffered an epidemic of cholera , due in part to the poor sanitation in their new territory.

Lima was established as a village in 1841, and the town of Lima was organized March 29, 1842. Henry DeVilliers Williams was elected the first mayor and Amos Clutter was elected the first town marshal.

In 1848, the boundaries of Allen County were reduced after Auglaize County, Ohio
Ohio
was organized from the southern half of the original county. Town 2S, Range 7E (Monroe Twp.); Town 2S, Range 8E (Richland Twp.); the southern half of Town 2S, Range 5E, and the southern half of Town 2S, Range 6E (Sugar Creek Twp.) were transferred from Putnam County to Allen County. Parts of Van Wert and Mercer counties were also transferred to Allen to form Spencer Township and part of Marion Township. In May, 1853, Allen and Putnam counties agreed on a cash settlement for Putnam's loss.

Following these changes Lima, the county seat, was located in what became the center of the county, rather than in the northern quarter. The western part of the county gained a significant stretch of the Miami and Erie Canal , which was completed in 1845. The reorganization also brought the towns of Spencerville, laid out in 1844 and located on the canal, and Bluffton within the bounds of the county.

In 1885, oil was discovered in Lima. This began a boom in Allen County which lasted until after 1910.

GEOGRAPHY

According to the U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
, the county has a total area of 402 square miles (1,040 km2), of which 401 square miles (1,040 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.1%) is water. It is the second-smallest county in Ohio
Ohio
by total area.

The county is crossed by the Auglaize River
Auglaize River
and the Miami and Erie Canal . The headwaters of the Saint Marys River , the Great Miami River and the Scioto River
Scioto River
as well as portions of Grand Lake St. Marys and Lake Loramie
Lake Loramie
are located within the county.

ADJACENT COUNTIES

* Allen County - north * Hardin County - east * Logan County - southeast * Shelby County - south * Mercer County - west * Van Wert County - northwest

DEMOGRAPHICS

HISTORICAL POPULATION

CENSUS POP.

1850 11,338

1860 17,187

51.6%

1870 20,041

16.6%

1880 25,444

27.0%

1890 28,100

10.4%

1900 31,192

11.0%

1910 31,246

0.2%

1920 29,527

−5.5%

1930 28,034

−5.1%

1940 28,037

0.0%

1950 30,637

9.3%

1960 36,147

18.0%

1970 38,602

6.8%

1980 42,554

10.2%

1990 44,585

4.8%

2000 46,611

4.5%

2010 45,949

−1.4%

EST. 2016 45,894

−0.1%

U.S. Decennial Census
Census
1790-1960 1900-1990 1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 CENSUS

As of the census of 2000, there were 46,611 people, 17,376 households, and 12,771 families residing in the county. The population density was 116 people per square mile (45/km²). There were 18,470 housing units at an average density of 46 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.12% White , 0.24% Black or African American , 0.18% Native American , 0.41% Asian , 0.03% Pacific Islander , 0.20% from other races , and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 59.5% were of German , 10.9% American , 6.9% Irish and 6.3% English ancestry according to Census
Census
2000 . 97.9% spoke English and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 17,376 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.10% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.50% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,367, and the median income for a family was $50,024. Males had a median income of $37,024 versus $23,809 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,593. About 4.90% of families and 6.20% of the population were below the poverty line , including 7.20% of those under age 18 and 6.40% of those age 65 or over.

2010 CENSUS

As of the 2010 United States
United States
Census
Census
, there were 45,949 people, 17,972 households, and 12,749 families residing in the county. The population density was 114.5 inhabitants per square mile (44.2/km2). There were 19,585 housing units at an average density of 48.8 per square mile (18.8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.8% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 53.0% were German , 12.6% were Irish , 8.9% were American , and 8.0% were English .

Of the 17,972 households, 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.1% were non-families, and 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02. The median age was 40.0 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $52,018 and the median income for a family was $60,318. Males had a median income of $44,267 versus $30,591 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,290. About 5.8% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line , including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

POLITICS

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS RESULTS YEAR REPUBLICAN DEMOCRATIC THIRD PARTIES

2016 78.4% 18,658 16.7% 3,980 4.9% 1,156

2012 73.2% 17,169 24.9% 5,831 1.9% 449

2008 69.7% 16,414 28.6% 6,738 1.7% 407

2004 73.9% 17,016 25.6% 5,903 0.5% 115

2000 69.2% 13,770 28.0% 5,564 2.8% 558

1996 51.8% 10,169 33.9% 6,652 14.3% 2,811

1992 51.5% 10,455 24.4% 4,960 24.1% 4,891

1988 73.4% 13,562 25.7% 4,756 0.9% 161

1984 77.7% 14,766 21.6% 4,102 0.7% 132

1980 65.3% 11,537 28.4% 5,022 6.2% 1,098

1976 61.2% 9,772 36.6% 5,840 2.2% 353

1972 69.8% 11,900 27.1% 4,617 3.1% 530

1968 57.0% 9,368 33.7% 5,550 9.3% 1,529

1964 48.0% 7,954 52.0% 8,632

1960 64.0% 11,183 36.0% 6,282

1956 72.1% 11,453 27.9% 4,438

1952 67.3% 10,599 32.7% 5,149

1948 54.5% 6,818 45.3% 5,670 0.3% 34

1944 64.8% 8,980 35.3% 4,888

1940 61.1% 8,953 38.9% 5,704

1936 38.6% 5,526 54.8% 7,835 6.6% 944

1932 38.2% 5,039 60.8% 8,036 1.0% 135

1928 60.9% 7,794 38.7% 4,954 0.4% 50

1924 51.9% 5,507 37.2% 3,952 10.9% 1,159

1920 57.5% 6,752 40.8% 4,792 1.8% 208

1916 38.5% 2,763 57.5% 4,124 4.0% 288

1912 21.0% 1,401 55.8% 3,726 23.2% 1,549

1908 38.6% 3,001 59.4% 4,622 2.1% 161

1904 44.6% 3,049 53.0% 3,619 2.4% 163

1900 37.1% 2,895 61.6% 4,812 1.3% 99

1896 36.8% 2,900 62.6% 4,939 0.7% 52

1892 33.7% 2,113 60.2% 3,774 6.2% 386

1888 35.6% 2,212 63.1% 3,928 1.3% 83

1884 34.2% 2,026 65.6% 3,882 0.2% 14

1880 33.7% 1,837 66.0% 3,599 0.3% 15

1876 29.9% 1,521 70.0% 3,560 0.1% 6

1872 31.1% 1,180 66.9% 2,535 2.0% 77

GOVERNMENT

Main article: Ohio
Ohio
county government

Auglaize County
Auglaize County
is governed by an elected Board of Commissioners.

JUDICIARY

See also: Government of Ohio
Ohio
§ Judicial branch

Courthouse

The county's first courthouse , built in 1851 at a cost of $11,499, was in use until 1894, when the current Courthouse
Courthouse
first opened to the public. Occupying an entire city block , the Courthouse
Courthouse
and its adjacent powerhouse cost the then-princely sum of $259,481.00. Some 85 men took 18 months for its construction, commencing on July 2, 1893. Built of Berea sandstone with tile floors, the Courthouse
Courthouse
was highly fire-resistant . The boilers for heating and power generation, a significant cause of fire at the time, were located in a separate powerhouse. Also there were the steam-driven dynamos that produced the electricity which, along with steam for heating and hot water, was fed to the building via an underground conduit. The Courthouse
Courthouse
marked its centennial in 1994, and continues in its role as seat of the county's courts, along with the much newer West Municipal Court in St. Mary\'s .

Judges

Three elected judges sit in Auglaize County, presiding over five courts.

Courts

* The Court of Common Pleas handles the bulk of the county's caseload, including all felony criminal cases, and civil cases of all kinds, involving claims typically in excess of $15,000 or claims for injunctive relief , as well as appeals from state agencies. * The Probate Court handles estates , adoptions , legal guardianships , name changes , mental illnesses , approves minor personal injury settlement claims, approves wrongful death settlements, and issues marriage licenses . Additionally, the Court keeps all vital statistics records prior to 1908. * The Domestic Relations Court oversees all divorces , dissolutions of marriage , civil domestic protective orders , post-divorce decree motions , modifications of parental rights and responsibilities, modifications of child support and visitation arrangements, and contempt actions . * The Juvenile Court handles all juvenile complaints dealing with delinquent and unruly children, juvenile traffic offenders, dependent, neglected and abused children, parentage cases and custody cases. * The Municipal Court sits in both Wapakoneta and St. Marys and hears misdemeanor criminal cases, traffic cases , civil claims less than $15,000, and cases involving violations of the municipal codes .

RELATED ENTITIES

* The elected clerk of courts directs the staffing, record keeping, and administration of all the county courts, as well as registering vehicle titles . The Clerk of Courts also issues writs to carry out court orders . Some of these writs include summons , subpoenas , warrants to arrest and to convey to penal institutions, and signing the execution warrant in capital cases . A clerk of courts also accepts bonds , calls juries -webkit-column-width: 15em; column-width: 15em;">

* Buckland * Cridersville * Minster * New Bremen * New Knoxville * Waynesfield

TOWNSHIPS

* Clay * Duchouquet * German * Goshen * Jackson * Logan * Moulton * Noble * Pusheta * Saint Marys * Salem * Union * Washington * Wayne

CENSUS-DESIGNATED PLACES

* New Hampshire * Saint Johns * Uniopolis

UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES

A 1915 class at Geyer School

* Egypt * Fryburg * Geyer * Glynwood * Gutman * Holden * Kossuth * Lock Two * Moulton * Santa Fe * Slater * Villa Nova

GHOST TOWNS

* Bay * Pusheta Town * Rineharts

SEE ALSO

* National Register of Historic Places listings in Auglaize County, Ohio
Ohio
* Ohio
Ohio
county government

REFERENCES

* ^ A B " Ohio
Ohio
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United States
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Census
Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. * ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. * ^ Auglaize County, Ohio
Ohio
2006 Highway Map Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. Auglaize County
Auglaize County
Engineer's Office, 2006. Accessed 15 July 2007. * ^ " Auglaize County
Auglaize County
data". Ohio
Ohio
State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. * ^ The Trouble with French * ^ Robert L. Ramsay: Our storehouse of Missouri place names, Columbia, Mo., 1973, University of Missouri Press * ^ George R. Stewart: American place-names, NY, 1970, Oxford University Press * ^ "2010 Census
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Census
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Census
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Census
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Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. * ^ " Census
Census
2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States
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Census
Census
Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 7, 2015. * ^ "American FactFinder". United States
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Census Bureau . Retrieved 2015-12-27. * ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States
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Bureau . Retrieved 2015-12-27. * ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS * ^ "History of the Auglaize County
Auglaize County
Courthouse" Archived May 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
., Auglaize County
Auglaize County
official site. * ^ Auglaize County
Auglaize County
official site. * ^ Common Pleas Court of Auglaize County
Auglaize County
official site. * ^ Probate Court of Auglaize County
Auglaize County
official site. * ^ Domestic Relations Court of Auglaize County
Auglaize County
official site. * ^ Juvenile Court of Auglaize County
Auglaize County
official site. * ^ Municipal Court of Auglaize County
Auglaize County
official site. * ^ Auglaize County
Auglaize County
Clerk of Courts official site. * ^ History of the Auglaize County
Auglaize County
Clerk of Courts official site. * ^ Law Library of Auglaize County
Auglaize County
official site. * ^ Auglaize County
Auglaize County
Prosecutor official site. * ^ Auglaize County
Auglaize County
Public Defender official site. * ^ whywapakoneta.com * ^ Ohio
Ohio
County Profiles

* Auglaize County
Auglaize County
Engineer's Office. Official Highway Map 2004. Wapakoneta, Ohio: The Office, 2004.

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* t * e

Municipalities and communities of Auglaize County, Ohio, United States

County seat
County seat
: WAPAKONETA

CITIES

* Saint Marys * Wapakoneta

VILLAGES

* Buckland * Cridersville * Minster * New Bremen * New Knoxville * Waynesfield

TOWNSHIPS

* Clay * Duchouquet * German * Goshen * Jackson * Logan * Moulton * Noble * Pusheta * Saint Marys * Salem * Union * Washington * Wayne

CDPS

* New Hampshire * Saint Johns

Unincorporated communities

* Egypt * Fryburg * Geyer * Glynwood * Gutman * Holden ‡ * Kossuth * Lock Two * Moulton * Santa Fe ‡ * Uniopolis

GHOST TOWNS

* Bay * Pusheta Town * Rineharts

FOOTNOTES ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

* v * t * e

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Ohio

COLUMBUS (capital)

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SOCIETY

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REGIONS

* Allegheny Plateau
Allegheny Plateau
* Appalachian Ohio
Ohio
* Black Swamp * The Bluegrass * Extreme Northwest Ohio
Ohio
* Glacial till plains * Lake Erie
Lake Erie
* Lake Erie
Lake Erie
Islands * Mahoning Valley * Miami Valley
Miami Valley
* Northeast Ohio
Ohio
* Northwest Ohio
Ohio
* Vacationland * Western Reserve

METRO AREAS

* Akron * Canton * Cincinnati
Cincinnati
* Cleveland
Cleveland
* Columbus * Dayton * Findlay-Tiffin * Huntington-Ashland * Lima * Mansfield * Steubenville * Toledo * Youngstown-Warren

LARGEST CITIES

* Akron * Canton * Cincinnati
Cincinnati
* Cleveland
Cleveland
* Columbus * Cuyahoga Falls * Dayton * Elyria * Euclid * Hamilton * Kettering * Lakewood * Lorain * Mansfield * Mentor * Middletown * Newark * Parma * Springfield * Toledo * Youngstown

COUNTIES

* Adams * Allen * Ashland * Ashtabula * Athens * Auglaize * Belmont * Brown * Butler * Carroll * Champaign * Clark * Clermont * Clinton * Columbiana * Coshocton * Crawford * Cuyahoga * Darke * Defiance * Delaware * Erie * Fairfield * Fayette * Franklin * Fulton * Gallia * Geauga * Greene * Guernsey * Hamilton * Hancock * Hardin * Harrison * Henry * Highland * Hocking * Holmes * Huron * Jackson * Jefferson * Knox * Lake * Lawrence * Licking * Logan * Lorain * Lucas * Madison * Mahoning * Marion * Medina * Meigs * Mercer * Miami * Monroe * Montgomery * Morgan * Morrow * Muskingum * Noble * Ottawa * Paulding * Perry * Pickaway * Pike * Portage * Preble * Putnam * Richland * Ross * Sandusky * Scioto * Seneca * Shelby * Stark * Summit * Trumbull * Tuscarawas * Union * Van Wert * Vinton * Warren * Washington * Wayne * Williams * Wood * Wyandot

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