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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Delaware County, Ohio|Delaware]] County 12 February 1820.<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;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Delaware County, Ohio|Delaware]] County 12 February 1820.<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;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Wyandot County, Ohio|Wyandot]] and [[Crawford County, Ohio|Crawford]] (north){{·}}[[Delaware County, Ohio|Delaware]] (south){{·}}[[Union County, Ohio|Union]] (southwest){{·}}[[Hardin County, Ohio|Hardin]] (west){{·}} [[Morrow County, Ohio|Morrow]] (east)
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Wyandot County, Ohio|Wyandot]] and [[Crawford County, Ohio|Crawford]] (north){{·}}[[Delaware County, Ohio|Delaware]] (south){{·}}[[Union County, Ohio|Union]] (southwest){{·}}[[Hardin County, Ohio|Hardin]] (west){{·}} [[Morrow County, Ohio|Morrow]] (east)
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The county is served by a membership based genealogical society, the '''Marion&nbsp;Area Genealogical Society''', also known by its acronym of MAGS.&nbsp; The society is a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.&nbsp; The society maintains open help days on Saturday afternoons at the&nbsp;Brinker Howser Resource Center, in the lower level of the Marion&nbsp;County Historical Society, 169 E. Church&nbsp;Street, Marion, Ohio 43302, 614-387-4255.  
 
The county is served by a membership based genealogical society, the '''Marion&nbsp;Area Genealogical Society''', also known by its acronym of MAGS.&nbsp; The society is a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.&nbsp; The society maintains open help days on Saturday afternoons at the&nbsp;Brinker Howser Resource Center, in the lower level of the Marion&nbsp;County Historical Society, 169 E. Church&nbsp;Street, Marion, Ohio 43302, 614-387-4255.  
  
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County Records are kept by the offices of the county government as proscribed by Ohio law and are subject to the public records retention policy of the State of Ohio.  
 
County Records are kept by the offices of the county government as proscribed by Ohio law and are subject to the public records retention policy of the State of Ohio.  

Revision as of 15:52, 16 August 2012

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Marion County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Marion County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: April 1, 1820
County Seat Marion
Courthouse
Marion County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Marion County Courthouse
100 North Main St.
Marion, Ohio 43302-3089
Marion County Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1824
1867
1821
1825
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Delaware County 12 February 1820.[1]
  • County Seat: Marion
  • Neighboring Counties: Marion County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in [2]Wyandot and Crawford (north) · Delaware (south) · Union (southwest) · Hardin (west) · Morrow (east)

Ohio Digital Collections




Boundary Changes

  • 1848: Marion County gave up land for the formation of Morrow County in February. The Townships of Canaan, Cardington, Gilead, Morven and Washington were detached from Marion County and were transferred to Morrow County.
  • In return for this loss of land, Big Rock Township was detached from Delaware County Ohio and given to Marion County; afterward its name was changed to Waldo Township.

See an interactive map of Marion Count boundary changes.

History

Marion County Ohio is one of the numerous counties in the United States named in honor for  Gen. Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox," who served in the Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795). [3]   No member of the Marion family was involved in the establishment of the county, and the name is merely an honoraium.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Marion County Ohio is located in North Central Ohio. The countyseat is Marion (city), Ohio. The county itself is comprised of fifteen townships: Big Island, Bowling Green, Claridon, Grand, Grand Prairie, Green Camp, Marion (township), Montgomery, Pleasant, Prospect, Richland, Salt Rock, Scott, Tully, and Waldo Townships.

In addition to Marion, the county is home to the incorporated villages of Caledonia, Green Camp, La Rue, Morral, Prospect and Waldo. Unicorporated communities include Martel, Kirkpatrick, Brush Ridge, Big Island, Claridon, DeCliff, Espyville, Owens, Meeker and Tobias.

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Marion 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 Marion County.
- 4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861), Companies H and K
- 96th Regiment
Company D (both Marion and Morrow Counties), roster
Company E, roster

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

The county is served by a membership based genealogical society, the Marion Area Genealogical Society, also known by its acronym of MAGS.  The society is a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.  The society maintains open help days on Saturday afternoons at the Brinker Howser Resource Center, in the lower level of the Marion County Historical Society, 169 E. Church Street, Marion, Ohio 43302, 614-387-4255.

County Records =

County Records are kept by the offices of the county government as proscribed by Ohio law and are subject to the public records retention policy of the State of Ohio.

The physical location of most original records (those not lost to fire, flood or other act of God) are kept in the offices of the elected officials who oversee a particular function of government.


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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.