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Butler County, Ohio
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Butler County, Ohio Facts

Butler County

When was Butler County, OH Created?
Butler County was created on May 1, 1803 from Hamilton County. This county was named for General Richard Butler (1743-1791), killed at the Battle of the Wabash.

What is the County Seat of Butler County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Hamilton also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Butler County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Preble County (north), Montgomery County (northeast), Warren County (east), Hamilton County (south), Dearborn County, Indiana (southwest), Franklin County, Indiana (west), Union County, Indiana (northwest)

Butler County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Butler County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Fairfield, Hamilton, Middletown, Monroe, Oxford, Sharonville, Trenton, College Corner, Jacksonburg, Millville, New Miami, Seven Mile, Somerville. Other communities include Alert, Bethany, Blue Ball, Collinsville, Heno, Mauds, McGonigle, Okeana, Overpeck, Poasttown, Port Union, Scipio, Shandon, Woodsdale.

What townships are in Butler County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Fairfield, Hanover, Lemon, Liberty, Madison, Milford, Morgan, Oxford, Reily, Ross, St. Clair, Wayne, West Chester.

Butler County, OH Vital Records

Where can find Butler County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Butler 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 Butler 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 Butler 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.

Butler County, OH Census Records

What Butler County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Butler 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.

Butler Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Butler Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Butler 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

Butler County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Butler County Courthouse

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

  • Butler County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 High St., Hamilton 45011-2732
    • Phone: (513) 887-3767
  • Butler 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: (513)887-3294
    • Marriage Records: 1803
    • Probate Records: 1851
  • Butler County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Address: 130 High Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011
    • Phone: 513.887.3192
    • Land Records: 1803
  • Butler 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.
    • Address: 135 High Street, 3rd floor, Hamilton, Ohio 45011
    • Phone: 513-785-6550 Fax: 513-785-5719
    • Court Records: 1803
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Butler County USGenWeb Archives Project

Butler County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Butler County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 2011, Middletown, OH 45044-2011; meetings are held the second Saturday of every month except July and August in the Middletown, OH Public Library, starting at 10:00am, 125 S. Broad St., Middletown, OH. This OGS Chapter meets at the Middletown Public Library, 125 South Broad Street in Middletown on the second Saturday of each month except July and August. The Library has an Ohio Room available for research.
  • Butler County Historical Society, 327 N 2nd St, Hamilton, OH 45011-1651; Phone: (513) 896-9930; The Butler County Historical Society makes the heritage of Butler County more accessible to the public through its museum and outreach programs. Archival holdings are open to genealogists and local historians. Diverse artifacts and period furnishings are exhibited in the Benninghofen House Museum. This High-Italianate style house reflects the Gilded Age, when Hamilton served as an industrial center.
  • Historic Hamilton, 319 N 3rd St, Hamilton, OH 45011-1624; Phone: (513) 863-1389; Historic Hamilton operates as a local preservation group that includes representatives from local historic districts as well as the city of Hamilton at large. Located in a historic octagonal house, the museum is listed on the National Register.
  • Historical Society of Madison Township, 6120 Hursh Rd, Middletown, OH 45042; Phone: (513) 423-4132; The Historical Society of Madison Township is an organization for the preservation of township history, no permanent site, log cabin restoration in process.
  • Historical Society of the Fairfield Area, 2198 Rolling Hills Blvd, Fairfield, OH 45014-3759; Phone: (513) 858-2411; The Historical Society of the Fairfield Area's purpose is to preserve the history of the area.
  • Delta Zeta National Historical Museum, 202 E Church St, Oxford, OH 45056-1320; Phone: (513) 523-7597; Located in a Victorian house, the Delta Zeta National Historical Museum acquires and preserves historical collections relevant to the Delta Zeta
  • 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

Where can I connect with other Butler County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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