Huron County, Ohio Genealogy

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Huron County, Ohio
Map
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.
Facts
Created February 7, 1809[1]
Parent County Portage and Cuyahoga[2]
County Seat Norwalk
Courthouse
Address 2 East Main St

Norwalk, Ohio 44857

Website: www.hccommissioners.com


County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1815- The area was created out of both Portage and Cuyahoga Counties.  The region was part of the Western Reserve and would later be known more specifically as the Firelands Region.[2]

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

Places/Localities

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Ninevah Cemetery

Church

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

Germans

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

Maps

Military

  • 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

Newspapers

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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

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

References

  1. Harriet Taylor Upton, History of the Western Reserve, Volume 1 (Chicago: The Lewis publishing company, 1910), 59.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content