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Huron County, Ohio
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Huron County, Ohio Facts

Huron County

When was Huron County, OH Created?
Huron County was created on March 7, 1809 from Portage County and Geauga County (Organized in 1815) . This county was named for the Huron Indians .

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

What counties are adjacent to Huron County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Erie County (north), Lorain County (east), Ashland County (southeast), Richland County (south), Crawford County (southwest), Seneca County (west), Sandusky County (northwest) .

Huron County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Huron County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bellevue, Norwalk, Willard, Greenwich, Milan, Monroeville, New London, North Fairfield, Plymouth, Wakeman. Other communities include Clarksfield, Collins, New Haven, Steuben .

What townships are in Huron County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Bronson, Clarksfield, Fairfield, Fitchville, Greenfield, Greenwich, Hartland, Lyme, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Peru, Richmond, Ridgefield, Ripley, Sherman, Townsend, Wakeman.

Huron County, OH Vital Records

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

Huron County, OH Census Records

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

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

Huron County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Huron County Courthouse

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

  • Huron County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 2 E. Main St., Norwalk 44857-0000
    • Phone: (614) 668-3092
  • Huron 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
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    • Marriage Records: 1818 
    • Probate Records: 1815
    • Birth / Death Records: 1867-1908 For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.
  • Huron County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Address: 12 E Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857
    • Phone: 419-668-1916
    • Land Records: 1809
  • Huron 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: 419-668-6162
    • Court Records: 1818
  • Huron County wills to 1852
  • Huron Co. Land Records
  • Huron Co. Court Records
  • Huron Co. Wills
  • BLM Land Records
  • Huron County USGenWeb Archives Project

Huron County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Huron County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 923, Norwalk, OH 44857-0923; Huron County Chapter, OGS meets at 7:30pm at the Norwalk Services for Aging, Norwalk, OH on the fourth Monday of each month, except December when the Chapter does not meet. This OGS Chapter publishes a quarterly newsletter and provides a beginning genealogy class annually. Meetings on the fourth Monday of each month are at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk. Meeting room is handicapped accessible.
  • Bellevue Historical Society & Heritage Museum, PO Box 304, Bellevue, OH 44811-0304; Phone: (419) 483-5727; The Bellevue Heritage Museum preserves historical items pertaining to Bellevue's past. Its holdings include photographs of Bellevue residents and visitors, local advertising items, articles manufactured in Bellevue, and tools, toys, and household implements used in Bellevue.
  • Firelands Historical Society, PO Box 572, Norwalk, OH 44857-0572; Phone: (419) 668-6038; The Firelands Historical Society operates a museum with exhibits focusing on the history of the "Firelands" of Ohio. The genealogy research library is housed in an adjacent building.
  • Milan Canal Historical Society , 5345 Plank Rd, Norwalk, OH 44857; Phone: (419) 499-2077; The Milan Canal Historical Society researches the history of the Milan Canal (1831-1865). It has acquired a ship's logbooks and warehouse ledgers. The Society gives lectures to local clubs on the history of the canal, and two models of warehouses have been made for demonstrations.
  • New London Area Historical Society , 169 E Main St, New London, OH 44851-1253; Phone: (419) 929-3441; The New London Area Historical Society operates within the New London, Ruggles, Fitchville, Clarksfield, and Rochester Township areas. The Society's collection may be viewed at the Historical Center.
  • North Fairfield Firelands Historical Association, PO Box 102, North Fairfield, OH 44855-0102; Phone: (419) 668-4006
  • Willard Area Historical Society , PO Box 34, Willard, OH 44890-0034; Phone: (419) 935-2585; The Willard Area Historical Society has railroad artifacts, a caboose, boxcar, baggage trucks, motorcar, and railroad signs.
  • 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 Huron County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

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