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Champaign County, Ohio Facts

Champaign County

When was Champaign County, OH Created?
Champaign County was created on March 1, 1805 from Franklin County and Greene County . This county was named for the French word for "a plain", describing the land in the area .

What is the County Seat of Champaign County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Urbana also, the county government website is www.co.champaign.oh.us/ .

What counties are adjacent to Champaign County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Logan County (north), Union County (northeast), Madison County (southeast), Clark County (south), Miami County (southwest), Shelby County ( northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Champaign County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Urbana, Christiansburg, Mechanicsburg, Mutual, North Lewisburg, St. Paris, Woodstock . Other communities include Cable, Kennard, Millerstown, Mingo, Rosewood, Springhills, Westville .

Champaign County Townships Map

What townships are in Champaign County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Adams, Concord, Goshen, Harrison, Jackson, Johnson, Mad River, Rush, Salem, Union, Urbana, Wayne.


Champaign County, OH Vital Records

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


Champaign County, OH Census Records

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

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


Champaign County, OH Courthouse and Government Records


Champaign County Courthouse

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

  • Champaign County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 N. Main St., Urbana 43078-0000
    • Phone: (937) 653-2701
  • Champaign 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:(937) 653-2701
    • Marriage Records: 1805 
    • Probate Records: 1804
  • Champaign County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Address: 1512 S US HWY 68 Ste B-200, Urbana, OH 43078
    • Phone: 937-484-1630
    • Land Records: 1806
  • Champaign 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: 937-484-1047
    • Court Records: 1805
  • Champaign Co. Land Records
  • Champaign Co. Court Records
  • Champaign Co. Wills
  • BLM Land Records
  • Champaign County USGenWeb Archives Project

Champaign County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Champaign County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 682, Urbana, OH 43078-0680; meets at the Champaign County Historical Society, 809 East Lawn, Urbana, OH on the second Monday of every month except July and August at 7:00pm. The meetings are sometimes moved to another location. This OGS Chapter's holdings are presently on loan to the St. Paris Library at 127 East Main Street in St. Paris.
  • Champaign County Historical Society , PO 65, Urbana, OH 43078-0065; Phone: (937) 653-6721; The Champaign County Historical Society's museum building originally served as the schoolhouse for the Children's Home and was subsequently used as a School for the retarded. The Society's holdings include a large collection of local photographs, including both the Brand Whitlock and the Simon Kenton collections. They also have John Quincy Adams Ward sculptures.
  • Champaign County Preservation Alliance , PO Box 748, Urbana, OH 43078-0748; Phone: (937) 653-6719
  • Pony Wagon Historical Museum Inc, PO Box 602, Saint Paris, OH 43072-0602; Phone: (937) 663-5151; The Pony Wagon Historical Museum is in the preliminary stages of converting an old freight house into a museum that will exhibit items such as the Walborn and Riker pony wagons and an 1884 steam pumper. They also have a vintage Zimmerman clothing collection.
  • West Liberty Historical Society, 1152 Kennard-Kingscreek Rd, Urbana, OH 43078-9507; Phone: (937) 653-4443
  • 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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