Richland County, Ohio Genealogy

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County Courthouse


Parent County

1808--Richland County was created 30 January 1808 from Fairfield County.
County seat: Mansfield [1]

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.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 page 26 - Pleasant Valley




Local Histories



  • 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




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

Richland County Chapter, OGS 

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

Ohio Genealogical Society Library (west of Bellville)

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).