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Belmont County, Ohio Facts

Belmont County

When was Belmont County, OH Created?
Belmont County was created on September 7, 1801 from Jefferson County and Washington County. This county was named for Belle monte, which means "beautiful mountain" in French .

What is the County Seat of Belmont County, OH?
The County Seat is located in St. Clairsville also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Belmont County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Harrison County (north), Jefferson County (northeast), Ohio County, West Virginia (east), Marshall County, West Virginia (southeast), Monroe County (south), Noble County (southwest), Guernsey County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Belmont County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Martins Ferry, St. Clairsville, Barnesville, Bellaire, Belmont, Bethesda, Bridgeport, Brookside, Fairview, Flushing, Holloway, Morristown, Powhatan Point, Shadyside, Wilson, Yorkville. Other communities include Alledonia, Bannock, Barton, Blaine, Colerain, Fairpoint, Glencoe, Jacobsburg, Lafferty, Lansing, Maynard, Riverview, Warnock.

Belmont County Townships Map

What townships are in Belmont County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Colerain, Flushing, Goshen, Kirkwood, Mead, Pease, Pultney, Richland, Smith, Somerset, Union, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wheeling, York.

Belmont County, OH Vital Records

Where can find Belmont County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Belmont 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 Belmont 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. The Archives Division has copies of births before 1908, death before 1944 and marriage records before 1949.

The Belmont County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

Belmont County, OH Census Records

What Belmont County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Belmont County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Belmont Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Belmont Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Belmont Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Ohio Census Records Research Guide

Belmont County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Belmont County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Belmont County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Belmont County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Ohio Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Belmont County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 Main St., St. Clairsville 43950-1224
    • Phone: (740) 695-2121
  • Belmont County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts
    • Phone: (740) 699-2144
    • Marriage Records: 1803 
    • Probate Records: 1804
  • Belmont County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone: 740.699.2140
    • Land Records: 1800
  • Belmont County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases. Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
    • Phone: (740) 695-2121
    • Court Records: 1804
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Belmont County USGenWeb Archives Project

Belmont County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Belmont County, OH?
A list of Belmont County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

  • Belmont County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 285, Barnesville, OH 43713-0285; Belmont County Chapter, OGS meets the second Sunday of each month except December at 7:00pm. They meet in the Glenn Rockwell Genealogy Room, Barnesville-Hutton Memorial Library, 308 E. Main St., Barnesville, OH.
  • Belmont County Historical Society, PO Box 434, Barnesville, OH 43713-0434; Phone: (740) 484-4716; The Belmont County Historical Society maintains a restored Century Home mansion as its museum. On the National Register of Historic Places, the Museum has 26 rooms with Victorian furnishings dating from 1888 to 1893. The Museum's basement features early farm tools and kitchen artifacts.
  • Martins Ferry Area Historical Society, PO Box 422, Martins Ferry, OH 43935-0422; Phone: (304) 281-8329; The Martins Ferry Area Historical Society maintains the Sedgwick House Museum. The museum features an extensive collection of artifacts from the Martins Ferry area. Included are items of everyday use, business memorabilia, Zane family articles, glassware, vintage clothing, and military uniforms.
  • Underground Railroad Museum , 206 High St, Box 47, Flushing, OH 43977-0047; Phone: (740) 968-2080; The Underground Railroad Museum endeavors to gather, preserve, collect and display objects of educational and historical importance to the area, including the Underground Railroad in Ohio.
  • Ohio Historical Society, Archives-Library Division,  1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211; Telephone: 614-297-2300
  • Ohio Genealogical Society, 713 South Main Street, Mansfield OH 44907-1644

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What other genealogical resources are available in Belmont County, OH?
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