Conneaut is a city in Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States, along Lake Erie at the mouth of Conneaut Creek 66 miles (106 km) northeast of Cleveland.
The population was 12,841 at the 2010 Census.
Conneaut is located at the far northeastern corner of the state.
Conneaut is located on an old Native American trail, later used by early westbound pioneers. The word conneaut comes from the Seneca language, and has a disputed meaning. A Mississauga village was located at or near Conneaut, c. 1747.
In 1796, surveyors for the Connecticut Land Company built a log storehouse here, but the permanent settlement dates from 1798.
In 1832 Conneaut was incorporated, and was described in 1833 as having a printing office, one meeting house, two taverns, and several stores and shops.
It became a city in 1898.
Conneaut was originally named Salem, and the parts surrounding it were named “Lakeville” from 1944 to 1964, though these were eventually combined into what is now known as “Conneaut”.
People still refer to parts of Conneaut as Lakeville or Amboy.
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