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Crawford County, Ohio Facts

Crawford County

When was Crawford County, OH Created?
Crawford County was created on April 1, 1820 from Seneca County, Sandusky County and Marion County (Organized in 1826) . This county was named for Colonel William Crawford (1732-1782), Revolutionary War officer .

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

What counties are adjacent to Crawford County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Seneca County (north), Huron County (northeast), Richland County (east), Morrow County (southeast), Marion County (southwest), Wyandot County (west) .

Crawford County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Crawford County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bucyrus, Crestline, Galion, Chatfield, New Washington, North Robinson, Tiro . Other communities include Oceola, Sulphur Springs .

What townships are in Crawford County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Auburn, Bucyrus, Chatfield, Cranberry, Dallas, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Lykens, Polk, Sandusky, Texas, Tod, Vernon, Whetstone.

Crawford County, OH Vital Records

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

Crawford County, OH Census Records

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

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

Crawford County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Crawford County Courthouse

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

  • Crawford County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 112 E. Mansfield St., Bucyrus 44820
    • Phone: (419) 562-5876
  • Crawford 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: 419-562-2766
    • Marriage Records: 1831 
    • Probate Records: 1831
  • Crawford County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone: 419-562-6961
    • Land Records: 1816
  • Crawford 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: 419-562-5771
    • Court Records: 1831
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Crawford County USGenWeb Archives Project

Crawford County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Crawford County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 92, Galion, OH 44833-0092; meets the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm except in February, July, August, and December. This OGS Chapter helps researchers and publishes books on the genealogy of Crawford County.
  • Bucyrus Historical Society, PO Box 493, Bucyrus, OH 44820-0493; Phone: (419) 562-6386; The Bucyrus Historical Society's Museum is a stately Victorian House that stands on a lot included in the original plot of Bucyrus and was owned by the Scrogg's family for 127 years. The house is filled with old Bucyrus history, furnishings, and memorabilia. The Carriage House has a restored 1826 Niagara Fire steam engine and an 1869 "Silky" Hose Cart.
  • Crestline Historical Society, PO Box 456, Crestline, OH 44827-0456; Phone: (419) 683-3410
  • Galion Historical Society Inc, PO Box 125, Galion, OH 44833-0125; Phone: (419) 468-9338; The Galion Historical Society is a local history museum with emphasis on Galion and Crawford Counties. Open for tours on Sunday, June through October with tours at 1:30, 2:15 and 3:00 p.m. large groups by appointment. Call (419) 468-5567.
  • New Washington Historical Society, PO Box 463, New Washington, OH 44854-0463; Phone: (419) 492-2829
  • 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 Crawford County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Crawford County, OH?
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Crawford Co. OH Military Records

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