Place:Connecticut Western Reserve, Ohio, United States

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NameConnecticut Western Reserve
TypeArea
Coordinates41.238°N 80.814°W
Located inOhio, United States     (1800 - )
Also located inConnecticut, United States     (1662 - 1800)


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The Connecticut Western Reserve was a portion of land claimed by the Colony of Connecticut and later by the state of Connecticut in what is now mostly part of northeastern region of the U.S. state of Ohio. The Reserve had been granted to the Colony, by King Charles II. Following the American Revolutionary War, Connecticut gave up claim to some of its western lands, but sold the Western Reserve to developers initially. It finally ceded control of this portion to the United States, and the area was organized under the Northwest Territory, until Ohio was admitted as a state. "Western Reserve" is referred to in numerous institutional names.

Modern Ohio Counties Entirely Within the Western Reserve

Modern Ohio Counties Partly Within the Western Reserve

  • Ashland (just the northernmost row of townships: Ruggles, Troy, Sullivan)
  • Erie (all but the "finger" west following Sandusky Bay)
  • Mahoning (the northernmost two rows of townships)
  • Ottawa (Danbury Township and that part of Catawba Island Township east of the continuation north of the western border of Danbury Township)
  • Summit (all but the southernmost row of two townships: Franklin and Green)

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