Muskingum County, Ohio Genealogy

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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
<a href="Muskingum County, Ohio#Birth">Birth</a>
<a href="Muskingum County, Ohio#Marriage">Marriage</a>
<a href="Muskingum County, Ohio#Death">Death</a>
<a href="Muskingum County, Ohio#Taxation">Tax</a>
<a href="Muskingum County, Ohio#Land_and_Property">Land</a>
<a href="Muskingum County, Ohio#Probate">Probate</a>

*For earlier dates, try... <a href="Muskingum County, Ohio#Church_Records">Church</a> | <a href="Muskingum County, Ohio#Obituaries">Obituaries</a> | <a href="Muskingum County, Ohio#Cemeteries">Cemeteries</a>
  • Parent Counties: Formed from <a href="Fairfield County, Ohio">Fairfield</a> and <a href="Washington County, Ohio">Washington</a> Counties 7 January 1804.Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  • County Seat: Zanesville
  • Neighboring Counties: Muskingum County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in Wikipedia contributors, "Muskingum County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).<a href="Coshocton County, Ohio">Coshocton</a> (north) · <a href="Morgan County, Ohio">Morgan</a> (south) · <a href="Licking County, Ohio">Licking</a> (west) · <a href="Guernsey County, Ohio">Guernsey</a> (east)  · <a href="Perry County, Ohio">Perry</a> (southwest) · <a href="Noble County, Ohio">Noble</a> (southeast)

Boundary Changes

  • A part of the county was returned to Fairfield County 1817.
  • Parts set off to create Coshocton 1810, Guernsey 1810, Morgan 1817.

See an interactive map of Muskingum County <a href="">boundary changes</a>.

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce


<a href="LDS Cemetery Records">LDS Cemetery Records</a> (rural or uncertain specific location)
Vol. 1, page 139 - South Adamsville <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/2/2e/St._Nicholas_Church_Zanesville%2C_Ohio.JPG" _fck_mw_filename="St. Nicholas Church Zanesville, Ohio.JPG" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_width="200" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="St. Nicholas Church Zanesville, Ohio.JPG" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" style="width: 200;" />

Church Records

Roman Catholic
  • Records kept by Carl Louis Wagner, Lutheran minister, 1920-1965 Records kept by Carl Louis Wagner, Lutheran minister, 1920-1965. Wagner, Carl Louis. Family History Library Film Number: 1036647 Item 1 Contains baptisms, confirmations, funerals and weddings in the following locations.
    • Brandywine and Sugar Grove, Pendleton County, West Virginia
    • Zanesville and Philo, Muskingum County, Ohio
    • Eagleport, Morgan County, Ohio
    • Lake Township, Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • Dixon and Amboy, Lee County, Illinois
  • <a href="">Muskingum County OHGenWeb Project</a> has additional information about various church groups and their records.
Market Street Baptist Church
  • 105 South 6th Street
  • Zanesville, Ohio 43701-3608
  • Phone: (740) 452-1620
Prospect United Methodist Church

On Prospect Church Road (County Road 99). Has cemetery beside it, see 'Cemeteries' below for link with Google map, headstone images.

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




Home of the <a href="">"Y" Bridge</a> which crosses the Muskingum and Licking Rivers. The Ohio government authorized the creation of Muskingum County on January 7, 1804 and the County of Muskingum was established on 1 March 1804. <a href="">Muskingum County</a> was named from the Delaware Indian word meaning “a town near the river”.

Land and Property



  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Muskingum 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 Muskingum County.
- <a href="1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry">1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry</a>, Company B, also known as "Laughlin's Cavalry"
- <a href="1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry">1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry</a>, Company H, also known as the Zanesville Guards 
- <a href="97th Regiment, Ohio Infantry">97th Regiment, Ohio Infantry</a>, Companies E, F, G, and K

Naturalization and Citizenship


Online obituaries since 27 Dec 2001




Public Records



County Courthouse

<a href="">Muskingum County Courthouse</a>
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: 740.455.7104

Probate Court has birth and death records 1867-1908,
marriage and probate from 1804 and naturalization records;
County Recorder has land records from 1803 and and military
records from 1865; Clerk Court has divorce and court record
from 1804Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muskingum County, Ohio. Page 544 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

Family History Centers
  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Zanesville Ohio Family History Center">Zanesville Ohio Family History Center</a>


Vital Records


<a href="Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)">Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953</a> Free name indexes and images at <a href="Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)">FamilySearch</a>. 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.

Web Sites


Populated Places

  • <a href="Zanesville">Zanesville, Ohio</a>
  • <a href="Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio">Adamsville</a>
  • Dresden
  • <a href="Frazeysburg, Ohio">Frazeysburg</a>
  • Fultonham
  • Gratiot
  • New Concord
  • Norwich
  • Philo
  • Roseville
  • South Zanesville
  • Adams
  • Blue Rock
  • Brush Creek
  • Cass
  • Clay
  • Falls
  • Harrison
  • Highland
  • Hopewell
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Licking
  • Madison
  • Meigs
  • Monroe
  • Muskingum
  • Newton
  • <a href="Perry Township, Muskingum, Ohio">Perry</a>
  • Rich Hill
  • Salem
  • Salt Creek
  • Springfield
  • Union
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Adams Mills
  • Blue Rock
  • Chandlersville
  • Duncan Falls
  • East Fultonham
  • Hopewell
  • Nashport
  • North Zanesville
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Trinway
  • White Cottage


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