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MEDINA COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTHWEST
Lorain County

NORTHEAST
Cuyahoga County

EAST
Summit County

SOUTH
Wayne County

WEST SOUTHWEST
Ashland County

WEST NORTHWEST
Lorain 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

1812

PARENT COUNTY

Portage

COUNTY SEAT

Medina

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Medina County Probate Court
93 Public Square
Medina, OH 44256-2205
330-723-3641

  • Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
  • The staff can show people where the records are and answer questions but cannot perform research.

Medina County Health Dept
4800 Ledgewood Dr, Medina, OH 44256
330-723-9511

Medina County District Library
Available Local History & Genealogy Resources
210 S Broadway St, Medina, OH 44256
330-725-0588

Medina County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 804
Medina, OH 44258-0804
(330) 725-4257

Medina County Historical Society
Museum Curator-Kathryn Popio
P.O. Box 306
Medina, Ohio 44258
206 N. Elmwood St.
Medina, Ohio 44256
(330) 722-1341

Medina County Historical Societies

Medina County Page of the OHGenWeb Project


OTHER INFORMATION

Medina takes its name from an Arabian city in which Mohammed is buried. The county seat was originally named Mecca, but it is presently called Medina.

The city of Medina is known as the home of the A.I. Root Company, manufacturer of beekeepers' supplies and the third largest processor of beeswax. Nearby Wadsworth contains a branch of Kent State University.

Principle industries in the county include; metals, rubber, food, machinery, mathches, candles, aluminum castings, furnaces, automobile parts and dairy products.

Probate Court has birth & death records to 1909, marriage & probate records; Health Department has birth and death records from 1909; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1818; County Recorder has land 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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