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Henry County, Ohio

Henry County

Henry County was created on April 1, 1820 from Logan County, Shelby County, Wood County and Williams County (Organized in 1834). This county was named for Patrick Henry (1736–1799), Revolutionary War-era legislator, orator, and scholar .

The Henry County Seat is located in Napoleon also, the county government website is .

Areas bordering to Henry County are Fulton County (north), Lucas County (northeast), Wood County (east), Putnam County (south), Defiance County (west), Williams County (northwest), Hancock County (southeast) .

Cities and towns located in Henry County include Napoleon, Deshler, Florida, Hamler, Holgate, Liberty Center, Malinta, McClure, New Bavaria . Other communities include Colton, Grelton, Okolona, Ridgeville Corners .

Henry County Townships Map

Henry County Townships include Bartlow, Damascus, Flatrock, Freedom, Harrison, Liberty, Marion, Monroe, Napoleon, Pleasant, Richfield, Ridgeville, Washington.

Henry 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 Henry 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.

Henry County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Henry County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Henry County Courthouse and Government Records

Henry County Courthouse

Genealogist typically fail to notice the benefits of Henry 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 Henry 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 indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Henry county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Henry County was attached to Wood County and Williams County Counties from 1820-1834. Early court records may be found there.

  • Henry County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 660 N. Perry, Napoleon 43545-1702
    • Phone: (419) 592-4876
  • Henry 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: 419-592-7771
    • Marriage Records: 1847 
    • Probate Records: 1847
    • Birth / Death Records: 1867-1908
  • Henry County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone: 419-592-1766
    • Land Records: 1846
  • Henry 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: 419-592-5886
    • Court Records: 1847
  • The Henry 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.

Henry County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Henry 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 Henry County genealogy or family history related sites.

Henry Co. OH Books, Newspapers & Publications

Henry Co. OH Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Henry Co. OH Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Henry Co. OH Census Records

Henry Co. OH Cemeteries & Graveyards

Henry Co. OH Church & Bible Records

Henry Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Henry Co. OH General and History Websites

Henry Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

Henry Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Henry Co. OH Military Records

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