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Athens County, Ohio

Athens County

Athens County was created on March 1, 1805 from Washington County. This county was named for Athens, Greece.

The Athens County Seat is located in Athens also, the county government website is www.athenscountygovernment.com/ .

Areas bordering to Athens County are Perry County (north), Morgan County (northeast), Washington County (east), Wood County, West Virginia (southeast), Meigs County (south), Vinton County (west), Hocking County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Athens County include Athens, Nelsonville, Albany, Amesville, Buchtel, Chauncey, Coolville, Glouster, Jacksonville, Trimble. Other communities include Carbondale, Guysville, Hockingport, Millfield, New Marshfield, Shade, Sharpsburg, Stewart.

Athens County Townships Map

Athens County Townships include Alexander, Ames, Athens, Bern, Canaan, Carthage, Dover, Lee, Lodi, Rome, Trimble, Troy, Waterloo, York. .

Athens County vital records can be found at the Ohio Department of Health which has Birth Records since Dec 20, 1908; Death Records since since 1954 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Ohio for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Athens County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Ohio Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Athens County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Athens Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Athens Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Athens Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Athens County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Athens County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Athens County Courthouse and Government Records


Athens County Courthouse

Genealogist typically fail to notice the benefits of Athens County court, probate, and land records as a source of genealogical details. Hidden away in Ohio courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of countless Ohio people.

The possibilities are excellent that your potential forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least quite a few aspects of their lives in the Athens County court records. Even if your ancestors is not discussed in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which often can have lead to her or him appearing in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Athens County. The dates indicated listed below are considered the first noted records data for this particular county.

Athens County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Athens County.

Athens Co. OH Books, Newspapers & Publications

Athens Co. OH Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Athens Co. OH Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Athens Co. OH Census Records

Athens Co. OH Cemeteries & Graveyards

Athens Co. OH Church & Bible Records

Athens Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Athens Co. OH General and History Websites

Athens Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

Athens Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Athens Co. OH Military Records

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