Medina County, Ohio 



Located in northeastern Ohio.1 Settled 1811.2 Organized from Portage Co., 1818.3 Population in 1830 about 7,600.4 Seat of justice, town of Medina.5 JS visited many areas in county, including New Portage and Norton, 1834.6 JS attempted to obtain license from county to perform marriages in Medina Township, 1836.7 Many members of extended Smith family resided in county, 1838.8 JS and Sidney Rigdon sought refuge in county while escaping from Kirtland enemies, Jan. 1838.9 Summit Co. eventually formed from portions of Portage, Medina, and Stark counties, 1840.10