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GUERNSEY COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTHWEST
Coshocton County

NORTH
Tuscarawas County

NORTHEAST
Harrison County

EAST
Belmont County

SOUTH
Noble County

WEST
Muskingum 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
1810

PARENT COUNTY

Belmont, Muskingum

COUNTY SEAT

Cambridge

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Guernsey County Probate Court
801 East Wheeling Ave.
Cambridge, OH 43725-0000
740-432-9200

Guernsey County Health Dept
326 Highland Ave
Cambridge, OH 43725
740-439-3577

Guernsey County Library
Finley Room Holdings
800 Steubenville Ave
Cambridge, OH 43725
740-432-5946

Guernsey County Chapter OGS
8555 Georgetown Rd, P.O. Box 661
Cambridge, OH 43725-0661
740-432-9249

The Personal Page of Betty Stillion Shinn (This Page Contains many excellent links to Guernsey County Resources.)


OTHER INFORMATION

Guernsey County takes its name from the Island of Gurnsey in the English Channel, from which the early settlers came. The county is marked by strip-mining operations.

Cambridge, the county seat, was laid out in 1806. After the National Road reached it in 1828, the city grew and was known for its glass industry. It is an important dairy, livestock and shopping center in the heart of the Muskingum Conservancy Lake District watershed.

The principle industries include; machinery, stone-clay-glass, rubber, wall tile, vanadium steel alloys, fractional horsepower motors, communications equipment, stainless steel utensils, spark plug insulators.

Probate Court has birth, marriage & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce records from 1850 & civil court records from 1810; County Health Department has death 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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