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LORAIN COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Lake Erie

EAST NORTHEAST
Cuyahoga County

EAST SOUTHEAST
Medina County

SOUTH
Ashland County

WEST SOUTHWEST
Huron County

WEST NORTHWEST
Erie 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

1822

PARENT COUNTY

Huron, Cuyahoga, Medina

COUNTY SEAT

Elyria

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Lorain County Courthouse
308 2nd St
Elyria OH 44035-5506
440-329-5536

County Engineer
247 Hadaway street
Elyria OH 44035
440-329-5586

Lorain County Health Department
9880 South Murray Ridge Rd
Elyria OH 44035
440-322-6367

Elyria City Health Department
202 Chestnut St
Elyria OH 44035
440-323-7595

Lorain City Health Department
205 W14th St
Lorain OH 44052
440-246-6836

Elyria Public Library
320 Washington Ave
Elyria OH 44035
440-323-5747

Lorain Public Library
351 6th St
Lorain OH 44052
440-244-1192 or 1-800-322-7323

Oberlin Public Library
65 South Main
Oberlin OH 44074
440-775-4790

W. Elyria Public Library
1194 W River Rd
Elyria, OH 44035
440-324-2270

Lorain County Historical Society
Hicks Memorial Library
509 Washington Avenue
Elyria OH 44035
440-322-3341

Lorain County Chapter OGS
PO BOX 865
Elyria OH 44036-0865
Webpage: http://www.centuryinter.net/lorgen/about.htm

Black River Genealogists
Meet at the Lorain Public Library
351 6th St
Lorain OH 44052

The Wellington Genealogical Group
PO Box 265
Wellington OH, 44090
Meet in the Town Hall at Wellington

Lorain County Visitor's Bureau

Lorain County Page of the OHGenWeb Project



OTHER INFORMATION

Lorain County was named after the providence of Lorraine France. The name was requested by Herman Ely, an early settler after which the county seat of Elyria was named.

Elyria is an industrial city and the home of Lorain County Community College and an extension of Kent State University. Lorain, the largest city in the county is an important Lake Erie port and shipping center.

Principle industries include: transportation equipment, machinery, metals, chemicals, gray iron castings, iron and stell tubing, plastics, boats, communication equipment, automobiles, dairy products, vegetables and sandstone.

Probate Judge has birth, marriage & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce records from 1850 & civil court records from 1824; County Recorder has land records; the Elyria Public Library & Lorain County Historical Society both have some books of this locality of genealogical interest.

Lorain County Administration Building has Birth & Death 1867-1908 ($7.00 certified, $2.00 non-certified), Marriage records from 1824 to present (certified copy $2.00), Probate records (wills, estates from 1824). County Recorder has Land records & Military Discharge papers. County Engineer has Free "Highway Maps of Lorain County" sent postage free, order by mail or phone. Clerk of Courts has Divorce records from 1850, Civil court records from 1824, and Naturalization records. The Lorain County Health Department has Birth and Death records from 20 Dec 1908 for all of Lorain County except for the cities of Lorain and Elyria. (The staff accommodates requests for information by mail, telephone or in person.) Elyria City Health Department has Birth and Death records from 20 Dec 1908 for Elyria city (Certified copies $7.00). Lorain City Health Department has Birth and Death records from 20 Dec 1908 for Lorain city (Certified copies $7.00).

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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