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Licking County, Ohio Facts

Licking County

When was Licking County, OH Created?
Licking County was created on March 1, 1808 from Fairfield County. This county was named for the salt licks in the area .

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

What counties are adjacent to Licking County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Knox County (north), Coshocton County (northeast), Muskingum County (east), Perry County (southeast), Fairfield County (southwest), Franklin County (west), Delaware County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Licking County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alexandria, Buckeye Lake, Granville, Gratiot, Hanover, Hartford, Heath, Hebron, Johnstown, Kirkersville, Newark, New Albany, Pataskala, Reynoldsburg, St. Louisville, Utica .

Licking County Townships Map

Licking County Townships Include Bennington, Bowling Green, Burlington, Eden, Etna Township, Fallsbury, Franklin, Granville, Hanover, Harrison, Hartford, Hopewell, Jersey, Liberty, Licking, Madison, Mary Ann, McKean, Monroe, Newark, Newton, Perry, St. Albans, Union, Washington .

Licking County, OH Vital Records

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

Licking County, OH Census Records

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

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

Licking County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Licking County Courthouse

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

  • Licking County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1 Courthouse Square, Newark 43055-0000
    • Phone: (614) 349-6125
  • Licking 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
    • Address: 1 North Park Place, Newark, Ohio 43055
    • Phone: (740) 670-5624,
    • Marriage Records: 1809 
    • Probate Records: 1875
  • Licking County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Address: 20 S. Second St., Third Floor, Newark, Ohio 43055
    • Phone: 740-670-5300 or 740-670-5301
    • Land Records: 1800
  • Licking 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.
    • Court Records: 1809
  • Licking County Probate Records Index 1829-1904
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Licking County USGenWeb Archives Project

Licking County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Licking County Chapter, OGS, 101 W. Main St., Newark, OH 43055-5054; Phone: (740) 349-5510; Licking County Chapter, OGS meets January, February, March - First Sunday of the Month at 2:00pm. April - Annual Dinner Meeting - Place & Time To Be Announced. May, June & July - First Monday of the Month at 7:00pm. August - Annual Picnic - First Monday of the Month - Place & Time To Be Announced. September - Second Monday of the Month at 7:00pm. October and November - First Monday of the Month at 7:00pm. December - Annual Christmas Party - First Monday of the Month at 7:00pm - Place To Be Announced. The Licking County Genealogical Society and Library, housed in the County Annex Building, provides an extensive collection of books and microforms with a primary focus on Licking County. The collection includes Bible records, family histories, court and cemetery records and obituary files.
  • Licking County Historical Society, PO Box 785, Newark, OH 43058-0785 Phone: (740) 345-4898; The Licking County Historical Society provides its collection of books, maps, manuscripts, and photographs as a resource for the community. The Society works cooperatively with area schools to provide informative programs, and presents lectures, walking tours, exhibits, and open houses all to increase the historical awareness of area residents. It also owns the Robbins Hunter-Avery Downer House and Alligator Mound in Granville.
  • Granville Historical Society, 115 East Broadway , Granville, OH 43023
  • Catholic Record Society - This website is potentially useful for people looking for records from the catholic churches in the Licking county (and other counties in Central and Southern Ohio). They have an online name index for the 3000 or so records that they have published in their newsletters.
  • West Licking Historical Society, 14025 Broad St SW, Pataskala, OH 43062-8266; Phone: (740) 927-4049
  • 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 Licking County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

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

Licking Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Licking Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

Licking Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Licking Co. OH Military Records

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