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WASHINGTON COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTHWEST
Morgan County

NORTH
Noble County

NORTHEAST
Monroe County

EAST
West Virginia

SOUTH
West Virginia

SOUTHWEST
Athens County

NORTHWEST
Morgan 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

1788

PARENT COUNTY

Original County

COUNTY SEAT

Marietta

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Washington County Courthouse
205 Putnam St
Marietta, OH 45750
740-373-6623

Washington County Health Department
342 Muskingum Dr
Marietta, OH 45750
740-374-2782

Washington County Public Library
615 Fifth St.
Marietta, OH 45750-1973
740-373-1057
E-mail: joeller@state.lib.oh.us

Marietta College Home Page
Dawes Memorial Library
Marietta, OH 45750
740-376-4757

Williamstown Public Library
201 W 5th St
Williamstown, WV 26187
304-375-6052

Parkersburg & Wood Co Library
3100 Emerson Ave
Parkersburg, WV 26104
304-420-4587

Washington County Historical
417 2nd St
Marietta, OH 45750
740-373-1788

Washington County Historical
131 Gilman St
Marietta, OH 45750
740-373-9437

Washington County Historical Library
417 2nd St
Marietta, OH 45750
740-373-1788

Marietta Online:
Your Guide To Marietta, Ohio On The Web

Web resource for Marietta, Ohio
Links and information

Ohio River Museum
601 Second Street
Marietta, OH 45750
740-373-3750

The Castle in Washington County

Washington County Covered Bridges

Harmar Station: Vintage Trains of Washington County

Washington County Page of the OHGenWeb Project



OTHER INFORMATION

Washington County was the first county to be formed in the state of Ohio. It is named for George Washington and formed by Governor Arthur St. Clair.

The city of Marietta is the present county seat. It was named after Marie Antoinette and is situated on the site of important prehistoric earth works. Marietta stands on the site of "Campus Martius", a stockade built by the Ohio Company.

Industries in Washington County are; metals, chemicals, stone-clay-glass, food, machinery, lumber, ferroalloys, plastices, aluminum foil, dyes, drug compounds, dairy products, cattle and calves.

Probate Judge has birth & death records from 1867, marriage & probate records from 1789; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1795; 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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