- a tract of land in NE Ohio reserved by Connecticut (1786) when its rights to other land in the western U.S. were ceded to the federal government; relinquished in 1800.
* * *Tract of land, northeastern Ohio, U.S. Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, it formed part of the western lands of Connecticut not surrendered to Congress in 1786.It covered about 3,500,000 ac (1,417,500 ha) and was sold in part to immigrants from Connecticut (1786–1800). Ceded in 1800 to Ohio, it was later divided into several counties.
* * *▪ historical territory, United Statesin American history, territory of some 6,000 square miles (15,500 square km) along the southern shore of Lake Erie in what is now northeastern Ohio. After the Revolutionary War, when the United States was formed, most of the former colonies had claims to unsettled lands in the West based on royal charters and grants. All the states eventually ceded these to the federal government, but Connecticut, which by a charter of 1662 had claim to a huge area reaching to the “South Sea,” reserved this part of its claim, intending to use it to compensate Connecticut citizens who had incurred serious losses during the war. A stream of Connecticut immigrants thus entered the territory. In 1800, however, Connecticut and the United States agreed to attach the Western Reserve to the Ohio Territory. The significance of the Western Reserve was its function as an extension of New England into the West.
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Western Reserve — section of the Northwest Territory, on Lake Erie: reserved by Conn. for settlers when its other W lands were ceded to the federal government in 1786: incorporated into the Ohio territory in 1800 … English World dictionary
Western Reserve — Die Connecticut Western Reserve war ein Landstrich, der in der Gegend des Nordwest Territoriums, dem heutigen nordöstlichen Ohio vom US Bundesstaat Connecticut beansprucht wurde. Zum Landbesitz des Staates Connecticut gehörten ursprünglich… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Western Reserve — West′ern Reserve′ n. amh. geg a tract of land in NE Ohio reserved by Connecticut (1786) when its rights to other land in the western U.S. were ceded to the federal government: relinquished in 1800 … From formal English to slang
Western Reserve — a tract of land in NE Ohio reserved by Connecticut (1786) when its rights to other land in the western U.S. were ceded to the federal government; relinquished in 1800 … Useful english dictionary
Western Reserve — geographical name tract of land NE Ohio on S shore of Lake Erie; part of W lands of Connecticut, ceded 1800 area about 5470 square miles (14,222 square kilometers) … New Collegiate Dictionary
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