Place:Auglaize, Ohio, United States

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NameAuglaize
Alt namesAuglais Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39037112
Auglaizesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.55°N 84.25°W
Located inOhio, United States     (1848 - )
See alsoAllen, Ohio, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Mercer, Ohio, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Auglaize County is a county located in the state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 45,949, which is a decrease of 1.4% from 46,611 in 2000. It is included in the Wapakoneta, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Wapakoneta.

The county is named for the 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 [*aux glaces?], which means 'mirror', or 'ice' ['at the ices'?].[1]

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.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1835 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1852 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 11,338
1860 17,187
1870 20,041
1880 25,444
1890 28,100
1900 31,192
1910 31,246
1920 29,527
1930 28,034
1940 28,037
1950 30,637
1960 36,147
1970 38,602
1980 42,554
1990 44,585

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