Geauga County was established in 1806, with
Chardon as it's county seat. The name, Geauga, is a Native American word for Racoon. The
population currently considered from the 2000 census is 90,895. Geauga County covers 404
square miles of rolling hills and woodlands. Dotted with lakes and streams, and rich with
wildlife, it is a beautiful area in which to live and work. A blend of agriculture and
industry, as well as retail and service employ many residents. It's close proximity to
recreational areas including Lake Erie, coupled with nearby interstate access to
Cleveland, make it an ideal location.
You can also enjoy the many recreational
opportunities offered in Geauga County, from Punderson State Park and the Geauga Park
District properties, to commercial endeavors such as Pioneer Waterland and Alpine Valley
Ski Area. Visit the Amish community in the Middlefield area, and enjoy a shopping
experience reminiscent of an era past. From homemade jams to hand built furniture, you are
sure to find something you have been looking for. Many antique shops dot the county, and
arts and crafts abound. Burton is home to the Great Geauga County Fair held annually over
Labor Day weekend.