Paulding County is a county located in the state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 19,614, which is a decrease of 3.3% from 20,293 in 2000. Its county seat is Paulding and is named for John Paulding, one of the captors of Major John André in the American Revolutionary War.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 418.85 square miles, of which 99.42% is land and .58% is water. The county contains U.S. Routes 127, 24, and 30. There are two major rivers, the Auglaize and the Maumee, as well as numerous small creeks.
Antwerp Local School District, Paulding Exempted Village School District, Wayne Trace Local School District, Vantage Career Center
The Paulding County motto of "No Compromise" came from a banner carried by participants in the Reservoir War. Paulding County was the first county in the US to receive funding from steel magnate Andrew Carnegie to build a library.