Cuyahoga County (/ka.h/ or /ka.ho/KY--HOG- or KY--HOH-g) is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2016 United States Census estimates, the population was 1,249,352, making it the second most populous county in the state. Its county seat is Cleveland. The county is named after the Iroquoian word Cuyahoga, which means 'crooked river'. The name is also assigned to the Cuyahoga River, which bisects the county.
Cuyahoga County is included in the Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Former U.S. President James A. Garfield was born in what was Cuyahoga County's Orange Township.
After the discovery of the New World, the land that became Cuyahoga County was originally part of the French colony of Canada (New France), which was ceded in 1763 to Great Britain and renamed Province of Quebec. In the late 18th century the land became part of the Connecticut Western Reserve in the Northwest Territory, then was purchased by the Connecticut Land Company in 1795.
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