Marion County, Ohio Genealogy

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County Courthouse


Francis Marion.JPG

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[1]

Parent County

1820--Marion County was created 12 February 1820 from Delaware County. County seat: Marion [2]

Boundary Changes

Marion County gave up land for the formation of Morrow County in February 1848.  The Townships of Canaan, Cardington, Gilead, Morven and Washington went to Morrow County.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



  • 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.
96th Regiment
Company D (both Marion and Morrow Counties), roster
Company E, roster




Vital Records

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch – Pilot. 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 

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. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).