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== History  ==
== History  ==
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'''1815'''- The area was created out of both [[Portage County, Ohio|Portage County]] and [[Cuyahoga County, Ohio|Cuyahoga County]] &nbsp;The region was part of the Western Reserve and would later be known more specifically as the Firelands Region.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
==== Boundary Changes  ====
==== Boundary Changes  ====

Revision as of 18:41, 8 August 2012

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Huron County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Huron County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Created February 7, 1809[1]
Parent County Portage and Cuyahoga[2]
County Seat Norwalk
Huron County, Ohio Courthouse.JPG
Address 2 East Main St

Norwalk, Ohio 44857

Website: www.hccommissioners.com

  Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Ohio Digital Collections



Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Huron County boundary changes.  This area was first known as the Firelands region at is creation in 1815.  The county of Huron covered up much wider area.  The northern regions are now part of Erie and Ottawa counties.  Ruggles township in the south is not part of Ashland County.

Record Loss


Populated Places- Bellevue, Greenwich, Milan, Monroeville, New London, North Fairfield, Norwalk, Plymouth, and Wakeman.

Neighboring Counties



Ninevah Cemetery


Court- Huron County Courthouse, 2 East Main Street, Norwalk, OH, 44857, General Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday-closed

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups


Land- County Recorder, 12 East Main St., Norwalk, OH, First floor, 419-668-1916, Land deeds 1808 to present, Mortgage records 1808 to present.

Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Huron 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 with men from Huron County.
- 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery, a battery is like a company in an artillery regiment.
- 24th Regiment, Ohio Infantry , Companies A and G
- 41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies G and H
- 107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company H
- 123rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies B, C, and E
- 166th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard), Companies B, C, and H

County recorder- 12 East Main St., Norwalk, OH, First Floor 419-668-1916, Soliders' discharge- Civil War to present, Soldiers' burial- miscellaneous


Probate-  All records are located at the county courthouse in Norwalk.  Guardianship records- 1815 to present, Final Records- 1851 to present, Settlement records- 1815 to present, Civil Docket- 1851 to present, Court Journal- 1851 to present, Appointment of Administrator/Executor- 1815 to present, Estate packets- 1815 to present, Clergy registration- 1823 to 1976 and Doctor registration To present.

Taxation- Located at the County Auditor at 12 East Main Street, Third Floor, Norwalk, OH 44857, 419-668-4304, Tax records- 1815- present (incomplete)

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.

All records are located at the Huron County Courthouse- Probate Court, 2 East Main St., Norwalk, OH 44857, 419-668-4383, General Hours- 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, Closed Saturday and Sunday, Marriages- 1815 to present, Birth and Death 1867-1908, Delayed birth 1866 to present

Divorce Records are located at the Clerk of Courts same address as above.  Divorce records 1900 to present.  Some records are located on microfiche from 1815 to present.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Historical Societies ====

  • The Firelands Historical Society- 4 Case Ave. Norwalk, OH , This is the second oldest historical society in Ohio.  Founded in 1857.
  • Laning-Young Research Center- 9 Case Ave, Norwalk, OH- firelandsmuseum.org- Currently holds over 4,000 books related to the area.  Primary focus is the history and people of the Firelands.  Large local manuscript and newspaper collection.  Complete collection of Firelands Pioneer which has been printed since 1858 and deals with local history.
  • Milan Historical Musuem, Inc.- 10 Edison Dr, Milan, OH   44846, 419-499-2968
  • New London Area Historical Society, 13 Main St., New London, OH 
  • Plymouth Area Historical Society, 15 Sandusky St., Willard, OH 44890, 419-687-5411
  • Ohio Genealogcial Society- Huron Chapter, PO Box 923, Norwalk, OH   44857

Huron County Libraries

  • Monroeville Public Library- 34 Monroe St., Monroveville, OH   44847, 419-465-2035, www.monroevillepubliclibrary.com
  • Norwalk Public Library- 46 W. Main St. Norwalk, OH 44857, 419-668-6063, www.norwalk.lib.oh.us
  • New London Public Library- 67 S Main St, New London, OH   44851, 419-929-3981, www.nwlondon@oplin.org

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Harriet Taylor Upton, History of the Western Reserve, Volume 1 (Chicago: The Lewis publishing company, 1910), 59.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).