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MORROW COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTHWEST
Crawford County

NORTHEAST
Richland County

EAST NORTHEAST
Richland County

EAST
Knox County

EAST SOUTHEAST
Knox County

SOUTH
Delaware County

WEST SOUTHWEST
Delaware County

WEST
Marion 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

1848

PARENT COUNTY

Knox, Marion, Delaware, Richland

COUNTY SEAT

Mt. Gilead

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Common Pleas Court Probate Div
48 E High St, Mt Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-5575

  • Located on the North side of East High Street, one block East of the Victory Shaft
  • Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • The Courthouse is closed on Monday Holidays
  • Early (starting about 1867) birth and death records, and all marriage records can be found in the Probate Court office on the first floor
  • Starting with 1906, birth and death records can be found in the Health Department on the second floor


Morrow County Health Dept
48 E High St, Mt Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-1545

Mt Gilead Public Library
Genealogy Collection
35 E High St, Mt Gilead, OH 43338
419-947-5866

Morrow County Genealogical Society
A Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
P.O.Box 401, Mount Gilead, OH 43338
E-mail to Society President Betty Gamble Meier

  • Most meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month at 2:00 PM, except for the months of June, July, and December
  • Meetings are held in the lower level meeting room of the
    Mt. Gilead Public Library
    35 East High St., Mount Gilead
    Enter through the "back door", which faces south to East Vine St. Use the door to the right!


OTHER INFORMATION

Morrow County, was formed in 1848. At that time Jeremiah Morrow was the ninth governor of Ohio. He also served in the U.S. Senate and was a member of the House of Representatives at the time the county was formed.

Mt. Gilead was platted in 1824 under the name of Whetsom, but changed to its present biblical name in 1832 and became the county seat. The discovery of oil in this area brought active business to Mt. Gilead, especially after the construction of Route 42, which connects this section of the state with Lake Erie ports.

County Health Department has birth records; Probate Judge has marriage, death & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1800; County Recorder has land records.

Biographical Section of the 1880 Morrow County History

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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