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SENECA COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Sandusky County

EAST
Huron County

SOUTHEAST
Crawford County

SOUTHWEST
Wyandot County

WEST SOUTHWEST
Hancock County

WEST NORTHWEST
Wood 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

1820

PARENT COUNTY

Huron

COUNTY SEAT

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Seneca County Probate Court
103 S. Washington St
Tiffin, OH 44883-2352
419-447-4550

Seneca County Board Of Health
3140 S State Route 100
Tiffin, OH 44883
419-447-3691

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library
77 Jefferson St
Tiffin, OH 44883
419-447-3751
The Genealogy & Local History Collection
Discover Your Roots

Dig into our Genealogy Collection and find out about the explorers, Kings, bank robbers, cooks, ballerinas, cowboys, loose women, monks and horse thieves in your family.

Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
205 Perry St
Fostoria, OH 44830
419-435-2813
Online Databases
Contact Person: Mrs. Pat Bowman
Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9am-9pm
Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm

Center for Archival Collections
Bowling Green State University

Jerome Library, 5th Floor
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Seneca County Page (Includes history, villages, events, churches, etc.)

Seneca County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Seneca County Veterans who died during the conflicts of WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam Wars

Seneca County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 157
Tiffin, OH 44883-0841


OTHER INFORMATION

Seneca County was named for the Seneca Indian tribe which had a reservation within the boundaries of the county. The county also contained part of the Black Swamp, a huge marshland.

Tiffin, the county seat was named in honor of Ohio's first governor Dr. Edward Tiffin and founded in 1821. In 1850 the Ohio Synod of the Reformed church founded Heidelburg College. The discovery of natural gas in 1888 contributed greatly to Tiffin's industrial growth.

Probate Judge has birth, marriage & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1826; County Recorder has land records; County Health Department has death 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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