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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTHWEST
Shelby County

NORTH
Logan County

NORTHEAST
Union County

SOUTHEAST
Madison County

SOUTH
Clark County

SOUTHWEST
Miami County


COUNTY INFORMATION

1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

DATE CREATED

1805

PARENT COUNTY

Greene, Franklin

COUNTY SEAT

Urbana

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Champaign County Probate Court
200 N Main St.
Urbana, OH 43078-0000
937-653-2701

Champaign County Board-Health
40 Monument Square
Urbana, OH 43078
937-653-4444

Champaign County Library
1060 Scioto Street
Urbana, OH 43078
937-653-3811
Genealogy Research Policy & Request Form

Miami Valley Genealogy Online


Robot for Wright State University Archives
Special Collections and Archives
Paul Laurence Dunbar Library
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435
937-775-2092


OTHER INFORMATION

Champaign County was formed in 1805 from parts of Greene and Franklin counties. The name is from a French word which mean "a plain," referring to the level land. It is located about 40 miles northwest of Columbus. The county seat for both Champaign County Ohio and Champaign County Illinois is Urbana.

The city of Urbana was laid out in 1805 by Colonel William Ward whose grandson, John Q.A. Ward became one of Ohio's greatest sculptors. The city's name comes from the Latin word for "city." Urbana is the only city in the county and is a diversified manufacturing and trade center.

Industries in Champaign County include; electrical and non-electrical machinery, transportation equipment, paper, rubber, and fabricated metals. Dairy products are the chief agricultural market.

Probate Court has birth, marriage & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records; County Health Department has death records; County Recorder has land records; County Auditor has burial records.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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