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  Wood County, Ohio was part of the Northwest Territory and inhabited
  by Native Americans from the following tribes; Wyandot, Ottawa,
  Seneca, Chippewa, Shawnee, Delaware, Potawatomi natives. The
  land was infested with mosquitoes since the Great Black Swamp
  covered a good portion of this area.  It was claimed as hunting grounds
  by the Native Americans.

  At first the county encompassed what is currently Lucas and Wood
  counties all the way to the Michigan border. After purchasing these
  grounds from the Native Americans in the Lower Maumee Treaty,
  the county became organized on February 12, 1820. The first Judicial
  seat was Maumee since Lucas County was part of Wood County.
  The first county seat was Perrysburg from 1822 to 1868. Then it was
  moved to Bowling Green and this city is the present county seat.
  Wood County was downsized to it's present boundaries in 1835 when
  Lucas became a County of it's own. The county was named for
  Colonel Eleazor D. Wood who graduated from West Point
  Military Academy, was an engineer, War of 1812 soldier, and
  designed Fort Meigs located in the current city of Perrysburg
  along the Maumee River.

  (Source:) Wood County District Library


  If you have some time you can read more online,
  or download this Wood County history book in PDF format.

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  Another great source of further reading is the
  Biographical Record of Wood County Ohio, J.H. Beers, Chicago, 1897



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