Jefferson, Ohio

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Jefferson is the county seat of Ashtabula County, Ohio. The first permanent residents of Jefferson arrived in 1805. Since the creation of Ashtabula County in 1807, Jefferson has served as the county seat, with the first courthouse constructed by 1811.

Although located near Lake Erie, as well as on a railroad, Jefferson grew slowly. Forty years after Jefferson