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Harrison County, Ohio
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Harrison County, Ohio Facts

Harrison County

When was Harrison County, OH Created?
Harrison County was created on February 1, 1813 from Jefferson County and Tuscarawas County . This county was named for General William Henry Harrison(1773–1841), an officer of the War of 1812 and future U.S. President .

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

What counties are adjacent to Harrison County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Carroll County (north), Jefferson County (east), Belmont County (south), Guernsey County (southwest), Tuscarawas County (west).

What cities and towns are in Harrison County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Adena, Bowerston, Cadiz, Deersville, Freeport, Harrisville, Hopedale, Jewett, New Athens, Scio. Other communities include New Rumley, Piedmont, Pittsburgh Junction, Tippecanoe.

Harrison County Townships Map

What townships are in Harrison County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Archer, Athens, Cadiz, Franklin, Freeport, German, Green, Monroe, Moorefield, North, Nottingham, Rumley, Short Creek, Stock, Washington.

Harrison County, OH Vital Records

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

Harrison County, OH Census Records

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

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

Harrison County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Harrison County Courthouse

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

  • Harrison County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 West Market Street, Cadiz, OH 43907
    • Phone: 1-614-942-8861
  • Harrison 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: 740-942-8868
    • Marriage Records: 1813 
    • Probate Records: 1813
    • Birth / Death Records: 1867-1908
  • Harrison County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone:740-942-8869 or 740-942-8523
    • Land Records: 1812
  • Harrison 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: 740-942-8863
    • Court Records: 1814
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Harrison County USGenWeb Archives Project

Harrison County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Harrison County Chapter, OGS, 45507 Unionvale Rd., Cadiz, OH 43907-9723; (740) 942-3641 ; Harrison County Chapter, OGS meets at the Historical Building, 168 E. Market St., Cadiz, OH on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00pm (except May and December). There is a picnic in July. This OGS Chapter has local and state genealogical information in books and on microfiche to help serve genealogists interested in Harrison County.
  • Harrison County Historical Society, PO Box 362, Cadiz, OH 43907-0362; Phone: (740) 942-2291; The Harrison County Historical Society provides information about Harrison County and its people.
  • 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 Harrison County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Harrison County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Harrison County.

Harrison Co. OH Books, Newspapers & Publications

Harrison Co. OH Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Harrison Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Harrison Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

Harrison Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Harrison Co. OH Military Records

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