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Jackson County, Ohio
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Jackson County, Ohio Facts

Jackson County

When was Jackson County, OH Created?
Jackson County was created on March 1, 1816 from Athens County, Gallia County, Ross County and Scioto County. This county was named for General Andrew Jackson (1767–1845) .

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

What counties are adjacent to Jackson County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Vinton County (north), Gallia County (east), Lawrence County (south), Scioto County (southwest), Pike County (west), Ross County (northwest) .

Jackson County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Jackson County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Jackson, Wellston, Coalton, Oak Hill. Other communities include Byer, Wainwright.

What townships are in Jackson County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Bloomfield, Coal, Franklin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Lick, Madison, Milton, Scioto, Washington.

Jackson County, OH Vital Records

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

Jackson County, OH Census Records

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

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

Jackson County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Jackson County Courthouse

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

  • Jackson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 226 East Main Street, Jackson 45640-0000
    • Phone: (740) 286-3301
  • Jackson 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: 1803 
    • Probate Records: 1798
  • Jackson County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone: (740) 286-1919
    • Land Records: 1795
  • Jackson 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) 286-3601
    • Court Records: 1803
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Jackson County USGenWeb Archives Project

Jackson County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Jackson County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 807, Jackson, OH 45640-0807; Ph (740) 384-4187 ; Jackson County Chapter, OGS meets at the Jackson City Library on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. This OGS Chapter maintains a collection of genealogical and historical books and newsletters from other organizations at the Jackson City Library.
  • Jackson Center Historical Society, PO Box 473, Jackson Center, OH 45334-0473; Phone: (330) 653-9817; The Jackson Center Historical Society maintains a museum that displays many artifacts from the town and local farming community.
  • Jackson Historical Society, PO Box 887, Jackson, OH 45640-0475; Phone: (740) 286-4371
  • Jackson Township Historical Society , PO Box 35171, Canton, OH 44735-5171; Phone: (330) 830-8622
  • 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 Jackson County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

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

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Jackson Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

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Jackson Co. OH Military Records

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