Gallia County, Ohio
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Gallia County

Gallia County was created on April 30, 1803 from Washington County. This county was named for Gaul, the ancient name of France.

The Gallia County Seat is located in Gallipolis also, the county government website is gallianet.net .

Areas bordering to Gallia County are Vinton County (north), Meigs County (northeast), Mason County, West Virginia (east), Cabell County, West Virginia (south), Lawrence County (southwest), Jackson County (northwest) .

Cities and towns located in Gallia County include Gallipolis, Centerville, Cheshire, Crown City, Rio Grande, Vinton. Other communities include Bidwell, Kerr, Patriot .

Gallia County Townships Map

Gallia County Townships include Addison, Cheshire, Clay, Gallipolis, Green, Greenfield, Guyan, Harrison, Huntington, Morgan, Ohio, Perry, Raccoon, Springfield, Walnut.

Gallia 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 Gallia 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.

Gallia 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.

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

Gallia County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Gallia County Courthouse and Government Records


Gallia County Courthouse

Genealogist typically fail to notice the benefits of Gallia 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 Gallia 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.

Please make sure to call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other details prior to visiting or seeking information because of sometimes changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are accessible to interested parties, barring private issues. A good number of workers will help people in locating the materials, however it's up to the man or women to do the researching.

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

  • Gallia County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 18 Locust St., Gallipolis 45631
    • Phone: (740) 446-4374
  • Gallia 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) 446-4612
    • Marriage Records: 1803 
    • Probate Records: 1803
  • Gallia County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone: 740-446-4612 Ext 246
    • Land Records: 1803
  • Gallia 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: 740-446-4612 Ext. 221
    • Court Records: 1811
  • The Gallia 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.

Gallia County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Gallia County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a list which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite Gallia County genealogy or family history related sites.

Gallia Co. OH Books, Newspapers & Publications

Gallia Co. OH Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Gallia Co. OH Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Gallia Co. OH Census Records

Gallia Co. OH Cemeteries & Graveyards

Gallia Co. OH Church & Bible Records

Gallia Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Gallia Co. OH General and History Websites

Gallia Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

Gallia Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Gallia Co. OH Military Records

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