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Logan County, Ohio Facts

Logan County

When was Logan County, OH Created?
Logan County was created on March 1, 1818 from Champaign County. This county was named for General Benjamin Logan (c.1742–1802) , who destroyed Shawnee Indian towns in the county .

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

What counties are adjacent to Logan County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Hardin County (north), Union County (east), Champaign County (south), Shelby County (west), Auglaize County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Logan County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bellefontaine, Belle Center, De Graff, Huntsville, Lakeview, Quincy, Ridgeway, Rushsylvania, Russells Point, Valley Hi, West Liberty, West Mansfield, Zanesfield. Other communities include East Liberty, Lewistown, Logansville, Middleburg, Northwood, Pickrelltown.

Logan County Townships Map

What townships are in Logan County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Bloomfield, Bokes Creek, Harrison, Jefferson, Lake, Liberty, McArthur, Miami, Monroe, Perry, Pleasant, Richland, Rush Creek, Stokes, Union, Washington, Zane.

Logan County, OH Vital Records

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

Logan County, OH Census Records

What Logan County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Logan County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Logan County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Logan County Courthouse

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

  • Logan County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 South Main Street, PO Box 429, Bellefontaine 43311-0429
    • Phone: (937) 599-7275
  • Logan 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: (937)599-7249
    • Marriage Records: 1818
    • Probate Records: 1851
  • Logan County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Address: 100 South Madriver Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311
    • Phone: 937-599-7201
    • Land Records: 1810
  • Logan 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: (937) 599-7260
    • Court Records: 1804
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Logan County USGenWeb Archives Project

Logan County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Logan County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 36, Bellefontaine, OH 43311-0036; Logan County Chapter, OGS meets at the Society Library, 521 E. Columbus Ave., May through October at 7:00pm on the third Monday of the month and November through April at 1:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Library resources include: census (microfilm), old newspapers (microfilm), surname files, county histories, family histories, marriage records, military rosters, cemetery records, etc. Research is done by the Society for a fee. Internet access records on CDs.
  • Logan County Historical Society , 521 E Columbus Ave, Bellefontaine, OH 43311-2401; Phone: (937) 593-7557; The Logan County Historical Society maintains the 1906 Orr Mansion and an attached 18-room museum exhibiting agricultural, military, railroad, industrial, Native American, household, communication and Underground Railroad artifacts from Logan County, plus an archives. The Society also maintains a late 19th century black settlement, one-room school at an offsite location.
  • 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 Logan County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Logan County, OH?
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