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In March and April 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky where collected databases would be stored. In addition, these databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.
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- Established: Proclamation - July 10, 1800
- 2007 Population: 213,475
- Land Area: 615.8 square mile
- County Seat: Warren City
- Named for: Jonathan Trumbull, Connecticut Governor
Trumbull County is located in the northeast portion of the state of Ohio on the Pennsylvania border. Interstate Highway 80, US Route 422, and State Routes 82, 87, 88, and 305 cross the county east and west, and State Routes 5, 7, 11, 45, 46, 193, and 534 run north and south. The Grand and Mahoning Rivers flow through Trumbull County.
In 1800, Trumbull County was designated capital of the Western Reserve with Warren as its county seat. The county was named for Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (1740-1809), Governor of Connecticut.
The Connecticut Western Reserve Lands (Western Reserve, the Reserve, New Connecticut) are found in 14 northeastern Ohio counties. The Western Reserve started at the Pennsylvania-Ohio line and extended 120 miles westward to the present Seneca and Sandusky County lines. It is bordered on the north by Lake Erie, and on the south by the parallel of the 41st degree North Latitude.
- Trumbull County Courthouse
161 High Street, NW,
- Original - 1815
Second - 1854 (Destroyed by fire 1895)
Present - 1895 by, LaBelle and French
- Restored - 1976
As Bicentennial Gift of Commissioner Lyle Williams - July 4, 1976
The first courthouse was constructed in 1815. the need for a new courthouse became apparent in 1840 when it was determined that the old courthouse was in need of repair and inadequate for the growing county.
A disastrous fire on March 25, 1895 doomed the county's second courthouse. While the Packard Block on North Park Avenue served as a temporary home for the county, planning began for a new courthouse. More…