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Hello! from Your Summit County Coordinator

My name is Mary Ann Hetrick. I am the person responsible for Summit County. If you have any problems with the links on this page feel free to let me know.

Please Note:I am re-working this whole site, some of your bookmarks will no longer be working. I apologize for any inconvenience.

If you would like to help we do need volunteers to do look ups, and to transcribe the census rolls for Summit County. This will be through the USGenWeb Census Project.

We also have a photo album of historical buildings and people. If you have any old pictures you would like to see in this project, or if you have any ideas as to what you would like to see on the page, feel free to email me.

I will not be available for lookups in Summit County. I no longer live in Ohio, and do not have access to records beyond what I have added here. I will try to find time to transcribe records that I do find and add them to these pages.

Enjoy your visit to the Summit County OHGenWeb project. This is a proud part of the USGenWeb and OHGenWeb projects. -- Mary Ann Hetrick

Click here to see Maps of Summit County

Summit County:

Named for: Highest point along the Erie-Ohio Canal.

Established: by an act of congress March 3, 1840.

Summit County's 175th Anniversary was March 3, 2015!

Parent Counties:

Medina, Portage and Stark.


NORTH - Cuyahoga County
EAST - Portage

Land Area: 412.8 Square Miles
County Seat: Akron City

Summit County is located in the northeast portion of the State. Interstate Highways 76 and 80, US Rout 224, and State Routes 18, 82, 162, 261, 303, and 619 cross the county east and west, and interstate Highways 77, and 271, and State Routes 8, 21, 91, 93, and 241, run north and south. The Cuyahoga, Tuscarawas, and Rocky Rivers flow through Summit County.

Known as the "Rubber Capital of the World," Akron in Summit County is recognized as the world leader in polymer research. The University of Akron's Institute of Polymer Science is internationally acclaimed. The Goodyear and B. F. Goodrich both have rubber and Tire plants in Akron.

Industrialists Benjamin Franklin Goodrich, Ohio Columbus Barber, Ferdinand Schumacher, Frank Seiberling, and Harvey Samuel Firestone, as well as abolitionist John Brown, were all residents of the county.

More about Summit County.....

Earliest Available Dates of Vital Records
Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court
1866 1840 1870 1840 1839 1840

The Summit County Bicentennial Barn

LOCATION: 3742 Hudson Drive, in Stow. Visible from Ohio 8, north of Graham Road, and contains the Hawkins Machine Co.

FACTS: Owned by Adrienne Chambers, this red barn has contained the Hawkins Machine Co. since 1947. Completed June 21, 2002, it was the sixth of 17 barns to be painted in the 2002 season.

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