Licking County, Ohio Genealogy

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Licking County, Ohio
Boundary map of Licking 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

1808--Licking County was created 30 January 1808 from Fairfield County. County seat: Newark [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Licking County boundary changes.

Record Loss

1875--The courthouse was on fire on 2 April 1875. Records in the Recorder’s, Sheriff’s, Auditors and Treasurer’s offices were saved. [2] The marriage records between 1829-1839 [3]were not available possibly lost completely in the fire. Some estate records also were burned in the fire. There are gaps in records for this county.[4] See Burned Counties.

1879--The tower of the New Licking County Courthouse caught fire, 29 Mar 1879. No records were destroyed. [5]


Populated Places




Neighboring Counties



Green-Beard Cemetery



Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups



Local Histories



  • Revolutionary War
- Revolutionary War Veterans of Licking County, Ohio

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Licking County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Licking County.
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Companies D and F
-113th_Regiment,_Ohio_Infantry, Companies D and F



School Records

Jacksontown Alumni Book 1890-1959. Digitized book which includes the history of the school and numerous class photos.


Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch-Historical Records.  Databases include Marriage Records, 1808-1951 available at FHL, and Marriage Returns, 1875-1950 available at FHL.  (For Licking County, the 1808-1951 database is variably extracted; often the Volume and Page number are not given.  The "image numbers" given in the extracts refer to the image numbers in the microfilm, not to the image numbers as uploaded to Historical Records.  The links to images from search results in the Historical Records for this County are wrong for at least Volumes 7 and 11, but the user can often find the wanted record by going to the next image in sequence.  In Volume 7 the images are about 8 MB each, and in Volume 11 about 5 MB each, so searchers with slow internet connections should be prepared for considerable load time.)

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch-Historical Records. 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, widowed or divorced, occupation of deceased and disposition of remains.

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


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Newark, OH Licking County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1875
  3. "A County Court House in Flames"New York Times March 30, 1879 Article.
  4. Licking County Research Article
  5. Newark, OH Licking County Courthouse Tower Fire, Mar 1879