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MORGAN COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Muskingum County

NORTHEAST
Noble County

EAST NORTHEAST
Noble County

EAST SOUTHEAST
Washington County

SOUTH
Athens County

WEST SOUTHWEST
Athens County

WEST NORTHWEST
Perry 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

1817

PARENT COUNTY

Washington, Guernsey, Muskingum

COUNTY SEAT

McConnelsville

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Morgan County Courthouse
19 East Main Street
McConnelsville, OH 43756-1172
740-962-4752
Fax: 740-962-3183

Morgan County Probate Court
19 E Main Street
McConnelsville, OH 43756
740-962-2861

The Morgan County Recorder
19 E Main Street
McConnelsville, OH 43756

Morgan County Health Dept
4275 N State Route 376 Nw
Mc Connelsville, OH 43756
740-962-4572

Kate Love Simpson-Morgan County Library
358 E. Main St.
McConnelsville, OH 43756-1130
740-962-2533
Fax: 740-962-3316

The Morgan County Chapter, OGS
P. O. Box 418
McConnelsville, OH 43756-0418


OTHER INFORMATION

Morgan County is named in honor of Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, one of the most successful leaders of the American Revolution. Morgan developed a long "Kentucky" rifle which could hit the redcoats at a great distance.

The Muskingum River which runs through the county was once a busy trade route for many kinds of boats. Many of the boats stopped at McConnelsville which became the county seat. Because the river drops over 100 feet, navigation was difficult and the Muskingum River pilots were known for their skill.

Probate Court has Birth and Death records 1867 to 1908; Marriages, wills and estates from 1819. 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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