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| building address = Marion County Courthouse<br>100 North Main St.<br>Marion, Ohio 43302-3089<br>[http://www.co.marion.oh.us/ Marion County Website]
 
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== Historical Facts  ==
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Ohio#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Marion County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Marion County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Marion County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Marion County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Marion County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Marion County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Delaware County, Ohio|Delaware]] County in 1820 (1824).<br>  
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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;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>  
*'''County Seat: '''Marion<br>&nbsp;
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*'''County Seat: '''Marion  
*'''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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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Marion County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_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)
  
<br> [[Ohio Digital Collections|Ohio Digital Collections]]
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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*'''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.
  
'''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.  
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*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.
  
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.  
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See an interactive map of Marion Count [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
==== Namesake ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
Marion County Ohio is one of the numerous counties in the United States named in honor&nbsp;for &nbsp;Gen. Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox," who served in the&nbsp;Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).&nbsp;<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp; No member of the Marion family was involved in the establishment of the county, and the name is merely an honoraium.
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=== Resources  ===
  
= History =
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Biography ====
  
Marion County was created by the Ohio Legislature and erected on February 12, 1820&nbsp;from [[Delaware County, Ohio|Delaware]] County.&nbsp;<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
Marion County gave up land for the formation of Morrow County in February 1848.&nbsp; The Townships of Canaan, Cardington, Gilead, Morven and Washington were detached from Marion County and were transferred to Morrow County.
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==== Census  ====
  
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.
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==== Church Records  ====
  
See an interactive map of Marion Count [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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==== Court Records  ====
  
= '''County Records''' =
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
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.
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
  
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.
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
== Marion County Courthouse ==
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==== Genealogy ====
  
While the County Court House is located at the north east corner of Main and Center Street in Marion, only the Clerk of Courts Records are located in that facility.&nbsp; This includes county court of common pleas and some early records associated with the defunct courts such as the Chancery Court that functioned from 1821 until ca. 1850.&nbsp;
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==== History  ====
  
== Marion&nbsp;County&nbsp;Administration Building  ==
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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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).&nbsp;<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>No member of the Marion family was involved in the establishment of the county, and the name is merely an honoraium.
  
All other County offices are located in the Marion&nbsp;County Administration Building, one quarter mile west of the courthouse.
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
This includes Probate Court (Wills, Guardianships, etc.)&nbsp;and Family Court; county offices of the Engineer, Recorder, Auditor and Treasurer are also located in this facility.
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==== Maps  ====
  
Public access to a variety of other public records are available through the Marion&nbsp;Public Library which maintains microfilm copies of Marriage Records and early birth and death from 1867 through 1908.&nbsp; These same records are available through the Ohio&nbsp;Historical&nbsp;Society.&nbsp; Some early court records are also available on microfilm.
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==== Military  ====
  
= Genealogical Society  =
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*Civil War service men from Marion County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Marion County.
  
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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:- [[4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)|4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Companies H and K
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:- [[96th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|96th Regiment]]
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::Company D (both Marion and [[Morrow County, Ohio|Morrow]] Counties), [http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~firstmsmcavalry/ohioinfantry/company_d.htm roster]
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::Company E, [http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~firstmsmcavalry/ohioinfantry/company_e.htm roster]
  
== Places/Localities ==
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Newspapers ====
  
=== Neighboring Counties ===
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==== Obituaries ====
  
*[[Crawford County, Ohio|Crawford]]
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==== Periodicals  ====
*[[Delaware County, Ohio|Delaware]]
 
*[[Hardin County, Ohio|Hardin]]
 
*[[Morrow County, Ohio|Morrow]]
 
*[[Union County, Ohio|Union]]
 
*[[Wyandot County, Ohio|Wyandot]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Probate ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Public Records ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
==== Court ====
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===== Courthouse =====
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Marion-County-Ohio-Courts.htm Marion County Courthouse]<br> 100 N Main Street<br> Marion, OH 43302<br> Phone: 740.387.8128 <br><br>Probate Court has marriage and probate records; <br>City Health Department has birth and death records<br> from 1908; Public Library has birth and death records<br> 1867-1908; Clerk Court has divorce and court records; <br>County records has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Ohio. Page 544 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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==== Land  ====
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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.
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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.
  
==== Maps ====
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===== Family History Centers =====
  
==== Military  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Marion Ohio Family History Center]]
  
*Civil War service men from Marion County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Marion County.
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===== Libraries  =====
  
:- [[4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)|4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Companies H and K
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===== Museums  =====
:- [[96th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|96th Regiment]]
 
::Company D (both Marion and [[Morrow County, Ohio|Morrow]] Counties), [http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~firstmsmcavalry/ohioinfantry/company_d.htm roster]
 
::Company E, [http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~firstmsmcavalry/ohioinfantry/company_e.htm roster]
 
  
==== Newspapers ====
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===== Societies =====
  
==== Probate  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Death  =====
  
 
'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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.  
 
'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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&nbsp; ==
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=== Places ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
==== Family&nbsp;History Centers  ====
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'''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.
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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.
*[[Marion Ohio Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Marion|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Marion|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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Revision as of 00:14, 29 September 2012

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Online Records


Marion County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Marion County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Marion County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Marion County Courthouse
100 North Main St.
Marion, Ohio 43302-3089
Marion County Website
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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)

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.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

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.

Land and Property

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse
100 N Main Street
Marion, OH 43302
Phone: 740.387.8128

Probate Court has marriage and probate records;
City Health Department has birth and death records
from 1908; Public Library has birth and death records
1867-1908; Clerk Court has divorce and court records;
County records has land records[1]


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
Libraries
Museums
Societies

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.

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

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.

Places

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.

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. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002]. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Marion County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.