John Hayward, Gazetteer of the United States of America… (Philadelphia: James L. Gihon, 1854), 434.
Lorain County, O., is bounded N. by lake Erie, E. by Cuyahoga and Medina counties, S. by Wayne and Richland, and W. by Huron co. The branches of Black River and Beaver Creek rise in the county. It was organized in 1824, and has a rich, productive soil. The fall in Black River furnishes the county with an immense water power.