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JEFFERSON COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTHWEST
Carroll County

NORTHEAST
Columbiana County

EAST
West Virginia

SOUTH
Belmont County

WEST
Harrison 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

1797

PARENT COUNTY

Washington

COUNTY SEAT

Steubenville

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Jefferson County Courthouse
301 Market St, Steubenville, OH 43952
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
740-283-4111
Probate Court 740-283-8586
Recorder's Office 740-283-8566
Clerk of Courts Office 740-283-8583

Jefferson County Board-Health
814 Adams St, Steubenville, OH 43952
740-283-8530
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
(closed noon - 1:00pm for lunch)
Deaths and Births 1908 to present

Steubenville City Health Department
312 Market St., P.O. Box 1427, Steubenville, OH 43952
740-283-6050
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:00pm
(Deaths and Births only within the
city limits of Steubenville)


Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County
407 S 4th St, Steubenville, OH 43952
740-282-9782
Fax: 740-282-2919

Schiappa Branch Library
4141 Mall Drive, Steubenville, OH 43952
740-264-6166
Fax: 740-264-7397
Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:00pm-9:00pm
Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm

Jefferson County Historical Society Association Library
426 Franklin Ave., P.O. Box 4268, Steubenville, OH 43952
740-283-1133
Hours: Tues-Fri 10:00am - 3:00pm


Jefferson County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4712, Steubenville, OH 43952-8712
Members staff the Jefferson County
Historical Society Association Library
Meets first Tuesday of each month at
7:00pm at the Schiappa Branch Library

The American Civil War Home Page

Mingo Junction Home Page A really nice site. Short history of Mingo Junction, list of famous people from the valley (Maybe your relative is there) and lots of other information.

Steubenville Home Page
This site has the City of Murals on-line. If you have not had the opportunity to visit Steubenville, this is a great way to view the murals. Most of the murals have historical significance for the city and the Ohio Valley.


OTHER INFORMATION

Jefferson County was the fifth county formed from the Northwest Territory. It was formed in 1797 and named for Thomas Jefferson who was president at this time.

In the early 1800's Steubenville, the county seat, was the wool center of the West. It has since changed to the steel industry. The College of Steubenville is a coeducational, liberal arts institution founded in 1846.

Probate Judge has marriage probate & naturalization records; Clerk of Courts has divorce and civil court records from 1797; County Recorder has land records from 1797, Board of Health, Steubenville, has birth & 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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