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Revision as of 15:35, 2 May 2012

Template:Ohio-stub United StatesGotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png Fairfield County

This article is about a county in Ohio. For other uses, see Fairfield (disambiguation).

Dates for major county records

For earlier dates, try...

  • Fairfield County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in
    Neighboring Counties:
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Fairfield County, Ohio
Boundary map of Fairfield County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Founded: information needed
County Seat

County Courthouse


Parent County

1800--Fairfield County was created 9 December 1800 from Ross and Washington Counties.
County seat: Lancaster [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Fairfield County boundary changes.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Franklin | Hocking | Licking | Perry | Pickaway



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.



Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups



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.



  • 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




Vital Records

  • 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.

Societies and Libraries

Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).