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{{Ohio-stub}} [[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Fairfield County'''  
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Guide to '''Fairfield County Ohio genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
:''This article is about a county in Ohio. For other uses, see [[Fairfield (disambiguation)|Fairfield (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about a county in Ohio. For other uses, see [[Fairfield (disambiguation)|Fairfield (disambiguation)]].''
  
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}}[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Fairfield County'''
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1803</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1801<br></center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1803</center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Fairfield County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Fairfield County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''[[Fairfield County, Ohio#Church|Church]] [[Fairfield County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] [[Fairfield County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] and [[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] Counties in 9 December 1800.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
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*'''County Seat: '''Lancaster
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Fairfield County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfield_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Licking County, Ohio|Licking]] (north){{·}}[[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]] (south){{·}}[[Pickaway County, Ohio|Pickaway]] and [[Franklin County, Ohio|Franklin]] (west){{·}}[[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]] (east)
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Fairfield County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
*{{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in<br>'''Neighboring Counties:'''
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==== Biography  ====
  
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/death// Ohio Death Certificate Index 1913-1944]
 
*{{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} Index and Images
 
*{{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994}} Index and Images (Incomplete)
 
*{{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953}} Index and Images
 
*{{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}}
 
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/ondp/index.php?title=Main_Page National Digital Newspaper Program In Ohio]
 
*{{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} Index only
 
*{{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} Index only
 
*{{RecordSearch|1681000|Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997}} Index only
 
  
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The Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society has published readings of all of the cemeteries in Fairfield County. A [http://www.fairfieldgenealogy.org/research/cem.html surname index] is available on their website.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
==== Parent County ====
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2040 Findagrave.com]
  
'''1800--'''Fairfield County was created 9 December 1800&nbsp;from [[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] and [[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Lancaster <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2040 Findagrave.com]
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Fairfield.htm Interment.net]
  
See an interactive map of Fairfield County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Fairfield+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/Fairfield.htm USGenWeb]
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
  
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16236&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[http://ohiogravestones.org/search.php?cid=56&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Ohio Gravestones]
  
[[Franklin County, Ohio|Franklin]] | [[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]] | [[Licking County, Ohio|Licking]] | [[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]] | [[Pickaway County, Ohio|Pickaway]]  
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]  
  
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==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Census ====
  
The Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society has published readings of all of the cemeteries in Fairfield County. A [http://www.fairfieldgenealogy.org/research/cem.html surname index] is available on their website.
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
  
===== Germans =====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
 
''1883 History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio...Their Past and Present Containing ''A comprehensive history of Ohio; A complete history of Fairfield and Perry Counties: Their townships, cities, villages, towns, schools, churches, societies, industries, statistics, etc; A history of their soldiers in the late wars; Portraits of early settlers and prominent men; miscellaneous matter; maps of the counties:&nbsp;biographies and histories of pioneer families. Compiled by A. A. Graham, illustrated... Chicago: W. H. Berrs &amp;&nbsp;Co. 1883 is [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/fairfield_perry_history.htm available online].  
 
''1883 History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio...Their Past and Present Containing ''A comprehensive history of Ohio; A complete history of Fairfield and Perry Counties: Their townships, cities, villages, towns, schools, churches, societies, industries, statistics, etc; A history of their soldiers in the late wars; Portraits of early settlers and prominent men; miscellaneous matter; maps of the counties:&nbsp;biographies and histories of pioneer families. Compiled by A. A. Graham, illustrated... Chicago: W. H. Berrs &amp;&nbsp;Co. 1883 is [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/fairfield_perry_history.htm available online].  
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Company F  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Company F  
 
:- [[114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies C, H, and K
 
:- [[114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies C, H, and K
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.co.fairfield.oh.us/ Fairfield County Courthouse]<br> 224 E Main Street PO Box 370<br> Lancaster, OH 43130-3842<br>Phone: 740.687.7030&nbsp;<br><br>County Judge has birth records 1803-1907, marriage, death <br>and probate records; Clerk Court has divorce records from <br>1860 and court records from 1800; County Recorder&nbsp; has <br>land records from 1803<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fairfield County, Ohio. Page 541 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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&nbsp;&nbsp; Fairfield Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
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&nbsp;&nbsp; Lancaster, Ohio, 43130
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wonderful resources, much more so than the Public Library
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; See [http://www.fairfieldgenealogy.org Fairfieldgenealogy.org]
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[http://www.fairfieldgenealogy.org Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society]
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|FamilySearch]]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
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===== Birth =====
 
 
== Societies and Libraries ==
 
  
[http://www.fairfieldgenealogy.org Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society]
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|FamilySearch]]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. USGenWeb for Fairfield County, Ohio is [http://fairfieldgenealogy.org/FCGenWeb/index.htm available online.]  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. USGenWeb for Fairfield County, Ohio is [http://fairfieldgenealogy.org/FCGenWeb/index.htm available online.]  
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Fairfield|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Fairfield|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
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Revision as of 16:58, 16 April 2013

Guide to Fairfield County Ohio genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

This article is about a county in Ohio. For other uses, see Fairfield (disambiguation).
Hand and keyboard.jpg Ohio
Online Records


Fairfield County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Fairfield County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Fairfield County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Fairfield County Courthouse
224 East Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Fairfield County Website
United StatesGotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png Fairfield County

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1803
1867
1801
1803
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Ross and Washington Counties in 9 December 1800.[1]
  • County Seat: Lancaster
  • Neighboring Counties: Fairfield County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in [2]Licking (north) · Hocking (south) · Pickaway and Franklin (west) · Perry (east)

Ohio Digital Collections



Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Fairfield County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

The Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society has published readings of all of the cemeteries in Fairfield County. A surname index is available on their website.


Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

1883 History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio...Their Past and Present Containing A comprehensive history of Ohio; A complete history of Fairfield and Perry Counties: Their townships, cities, villages, towns, schools, churches, societies, industries, statistics, etc; A history of their soldiers in the late wars; Portraits of early settlers and prominent men; miscellaneous matter; maps of the counties: biographies and histories of pioneer families. Compiled by A. A. Graham, illustrated... Chicago: W. H. Berrs & Co. 1883 is available online.

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War

Civil War service men from Fairfield County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Fairfield County.

- 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Company F
- 114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies C, H, and K

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Fairfield County Courthouse
224 E Main Street PO Box 370
Lancaster, OH 43130-3842
Phone: 740.687.7030 

County Judge has birth records 1803-1907, marriage, death
and probate records; Clerk Court has divorce records from
1860 and court records from 1800; County Recorder  has
land records from 1803[1]

Family History Centers
Libraries

   Fairfield Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

   503 Linwood Dr

   Lancaster, Ohio, 43130

   740-653-2573

     Wonderful resources, much more so than the Public Library

     See Fairfieldgenealogy.org

Museums
Societies

Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
  • Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.

Web Sites

Places

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002]. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Fairfield County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfield_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).