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Lucas County, Ohio Facts

Lucas County

When was Lucas County, OH Created?
Lucas County was created on June 20, 1835 from Wood County and Sandusky County. This county was named for Robert Lucas (1781–1853), Governor of Ohio when the county was created .

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

What counties are adjacent to Lucas County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Monroe County, Michigan (north), Essex County, Ontario (northeast), Ottawa County (southeast), Wood County (south), Henry County (southwest), Fulton County (west), Lenawee County, Michigan (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Lucas County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Maumee, Oregon, Sylvania, Toledo, Berkey, Harbor View, Holland, Ottawa Hills, Swanton, Waterville, Whitehouse. Other communities include Monclova, Neapolis, Providence.

Lucas County Townships Map

What townships are in Lucas County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Harding, Jerusalem, Monclova, Providence, Richfield, Spencer, Springfield, Swanton, Sylvania, Washington, Waterville.

Lucas County, OH Vital Records

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

Lucas County, OH Census Records

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

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

Lucas County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Lucas County Courthouse

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

  • Lucas County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 800 Adams St, Toledo 43624
    • Phone: (419) 213-4000
  • Lucas 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: 700 Adams Street, Suite 200, Toledo, Ohio 43604
    • Phone: (419) 213-4775 
    • Marriage Records: 1835 
    • Probate Records: 1835
  • Lucas County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Address: One Government Center #700, 640 Jackson Street, Toledo, OH 43604
    • Phone: 419-213-4400
    • Land Records: 1808
  • Lucas 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.
    • Address: 700 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43604-5658
    • Phone: (419) 213-4484
    • Court Records: 1835
  • Lucas County Probate Court Online Search includes Toledo
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Lucas County USGenWeb Archives Project

Lucas County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Lucas County Chapter, OGS, 325 N. Michigan St., Toledo, OH 43624-1614; Lucas County Chapter, OGS meets at the Toledo-Lucas County Library, 325 N. Michigan St., in downtown Toledo on the third Saturday of each month, except July, August, and December at 1:30pm. This OGS Chapter seeks to foster and encourage an interest in preserving the historical and genealogical records of Lucas County. It sponsors the First Families of Lucas County and publishes indexed genealogical works to aid in researching individual heritage.
  • Maumee Valley Historical Society, 1031 River Rd, Maumee, OH 43537-3460; Phone: (419) 893-9602; The Lucas County/Maumee Valley Historical Society operates the Wolcott House Museum Complex--six historic buildings including: the Wolcott House, an example of Federal architecture built in 1830; a log home from the banks of the Miami and Erie Canal; an 1840s saltbox-style farmhouse; the Clover Leaf Railroad Depot from the 1800s, the Monclova United Brethren Church; and an 1840 Greek Revival-style townhouse.
  • Sylvania Area Historical Society, The, 5717 N Main St, Sylvania, OH 43560-1985; Phone: (419) 841-4892;
  • Waterville Historical Society, PO Box 263, Waterville, OH 43566-0263; Phone: (419) 878-8695; The Waterville Historical Society maintains both the Robbins House and the Sargent House as historical museums, and provides walking tours of Waterville's Historic District. Currently it is renovating the Wakeman Masonic Lodge into a meeting area and display location.
  • Western Lake Erie Historical Society, 300 Phillips Ave Ste 343, Toledo, OH 43612-1491; Phone: (419) 478-0008; The Western Lake Erie Historical Society maintains the Willis B. Boyer (a 617-foot long lake freighter, circa 1911). Several staterooms have been converted into a museum containing lake-shipping exhibits and a major museum is being developed in the center hold (cargo space).
  • 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 Lucas County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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