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SCIOTO COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Pike County

NORTHEAST
Jackson County

EAST
Lawrence County

SOUTH
State of Kentucky

WEST
Adams 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

1803

PARENT COUNTY

Adams

COUNTY SEAT

Portsmouth

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Scioto County Probate Court
602 Seventh St
Portsmouth, OH 45662
740-355-8243

Scioto County Courthouse
602 Seventh Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662-3948
740-355-8356

Scioto County Board Of Health
602 7th Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662
740-354-3241

Portsmouth Health Dept
740 2nd Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662
740-353-5153

Health Department
442 2nd Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662
740-353-8863

Portsmouth Public Library
Genealogy & Local History
1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662
740-354-5304
Contact: Carolyn Cottrell
Email: localhistory@yourppl.org

New Boston Library
3850 Rhodes Ave
New Boston, OH 45662
740-456-4412

South Shore Public Library
James Hannah Dr
South Shore, KY 41175
606-932-4478

Scioto County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 812
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Lucasville Area Historical Society
PO Box 761
Lucasville, OH 45648

Scioto Trail State Park


OTHER INFORMATION

Scioto County is crossed by the Scioto River. The word "Scioto" is an Indian word meaning "deer". In this county is Ohio's largest state forest, Shawnee Forest, often called "Little Smokies of Ohio".

Portsmouth was laid out where the Scioto River meets the Ohio by Henry Massie in 1803. The city's location has enabled it to maintain its size and industrial activity. Portsmouth was the childhood home of Roy Rogers.

Principle industries include: leather, food, primary metals, stone-clay-glass, refractories, gray iron castings, pig iron, steel rods, wire, shoes, coke, steel and sandstone.

Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1817.

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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