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Allen county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1831. The county gets his name from War of 1812 hero , Colonel John Allen who was killed at the Battle of Frenchtown. Some have said it was named after American Revolutionary War hero, Ethan Allen who helped capture Fort Ticonderoga. Either is a possibility, but with Ohio’s importance during the War of 1812 and how much conflict it saw, John Allen makes the most sense.
The county has a population of 106,331 and its county seat is Lima. [Read more…]