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Portage County, Ohio, south of Cleveland, was formed from Trumbull County in 1807. It is so named from the old Indian portage path seven miles long between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas rivers. It is the home of the flourishing Plainview Men­nonite Church located between Kent and Aurora.

Author(s) John S Umble
Date Published 1959

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Umble, John S. "Portage County (Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 10 Oct 2015.,_USA)&oldid=113385.

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Umble, John S. (1959). Portage County (Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 October 2015, from,_USA)&oldid=113385.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 204. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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