Richland County, Ohio Genealogy

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Richland County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Richland County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Facts
Created March 1, 1808
County Seat Mansfield
Courthouse
Richland County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Richland County Courthouse
50 Park Ave. E
Mansfield, Ohio 44902-1850
Richland County Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1856
1813
1890
1814
1813
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Franklin and Knox Counties in 1808 (1813).
  • County Seat: Mansfield
     
  • Neighboring Counties: Richland County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in [1]Huron (north) · Knox (south) · Crawford (west) · Morrow (southwest) · Ashland (east)

Ohio Digital Collections



History

Parent County

1808--Richland County was created 30 January 1808 from Fairfield County.
County seat: Mansfield [2]

Boundary Changes

Richland County gave up land for the formation of Morrow County in February 1848.  The Townships of Congress, North Bloomfield, Perry and Troy went to Morrow County.

See an interactive map of Richland County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 page 26 - Pleasant Valley

Church

Court

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Richland 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 Richland County.
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company I, also known as the Mansfield Guards
- 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery, a battery is like a company in an artillery regiment.
- 102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies C, D, and E

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

Richland County Chapter, OGS 

Mansfield-Richland County Public Library - Sherman Room (genealogy room)

Ohio Genealogical Society Library (west of Bellville)

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).