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How Well Do You Know Geauga County? ~ Trivia Contest

trivia contestThank you to everyone who entered this contest.

The winner of the $50 Visa gift card is…….Deborah O’Connor.  Congratulations!

Thank you to our sponsors, New Direction Photography and Great Lakes Outdoor Supply.

Answers

1.) How many townships are in Geauga County? Name them

16 townships:
Auburn                   Chester
Russell                   Claridon
Chardon                 Huntsburg
Burton                    Middlefield
Newbury                Montville
Thompson             Munson
Hambden              Parkman
Bainbridge            Troy

2.) What does the word Geauga mean?

Raccoon

3.) The first permanent settlement in Geauga County was in ___________ township in the year _______.

Burton – 1798

4.) Geauga County officially became the 2nd county that was established in the state of Ohio in the year___________.

1806

5.) What was the first newspaper published in Geauga County? and in what year was it published?

Chardon Spectator & Gazette – 1833

6.) What year was the South Newbury Union Chapel constructed?

1858

7.) Who was the first permanent settler in Newbury?

Lemeul Punderson

8.) What township is considered the “seat” of the county?

Chardon

9.) Geauga county is home to the ______ largest Amish settlement in the world.

4th

10.) What was the Burton Log cabin originally patterned after?

The log cabin that Abe Lincoln was born in in Kentucky

11.) In what year was the first Great Geauga County Fair held?

1823

12.) What were the names of the two visionaries that set out to build an electric interurban railway from the city to Geauga county? What was the name of the railroad?

Henry Everett and Edward Moore for the Cleveland & Eastern(C&E) Railroad

13.) How many parks are in the Geauga Park District?______
Name them.

17
Bass Lake Reserve
Beartown Lakes Reservation
Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park
Big Creek Park
Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve
Chickagami Park
Eldon Russell Park
Frohring Meadows
Headwaters Park
Observatory Park
Orchard Hills Park
Rookery
Sunnybrook Preserve
Swine Creek Reservation
Westwoods
Walter C Best Wildlife Preserve
Whitlam Woods

14.) What is the largest and deepest kettle lake in Ohio?

Punderson Lake

 

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