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Marion County, Ohio Facts

Marion County

When was Marion County, OH Created?
Marion County was created on April 1, 1820 from Delaware County (Organized in 1824). This county was named for General Francis Marion (1732-1795), lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army and later brigadier general in the American Revolutionary War. .

What is the County Seat of Marion County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Marion also, the county government website is www.co.marion.oh.us/ .


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What counties are adjacent to Marion County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Crawford County (northeast), Morrow County (east), Delaware County (south), Union County (southwest), Hardin County (west), Wyandot County (northeast) .

What cities and towns are in Marion County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Marion, Caledonia, Green Camp, La Rue, Morral, New Bloomington, Prospect, Waldo. Other communities include Kirkpatrick, Martel.

What townships are in Marion County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Big Island, Bowling Green, Claridon, Grand, Grand Prairie, Green Camp, Marion, Montgomery, Pleasant, Prospect, Richland, Salt Rock, Scott, Tully, Waldo.


Marion County, OH Vital Records

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


Marion County, OH Census Records

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

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


Marion County, OH Courthouse and Government Records


Marion County Ohio Courthouse

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

  • Marion County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: Courthouse Square, 100 N. Main St., Marion 43302-3089
    • Phone: (740) 387-5871
  • Marion 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: 740-223-4260
    • Marriage Records: 1824 
    • Probate Records: 1821
  • Marion County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Address: 222 W Center St, Marion, OH 43302
    • Phone: 740-223-4100
    • Land Records: 1821
  • Marion 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: 740-387-7614
    • Court Records: 1824
  • Marion Co. Land Records
  • Marion Co. Court Records
  • Marion Co. Wills
  • BLM Land Records
  • Marion County USGenWeb Archives Project

Marion County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Marion Area Chapter, OGS, PO Box 844, Marion, OH 43301-0844; Phone: (740) 387-4255; Marion Area Chapter, OGS meets on the first Saturday, March through December, at 10:00am. There is no meeting in January or February. Meeting places vary, so please check the calendar on our web site for locations or special events. The Marion Area Genealogical Society preserves and collects genealogical and historical records for this and related areas of Ohio.
  • Marion County Historical Society, 169 E. Church St., Marion, OH 43302; 740-387-4255 ; The Marion County Historical Society is known for its many publications on Marion County history. Its museum preserves and interprets the history of Marion County from earliest recorded times to the present. It houses the Harding Presidential Collections, the Rinker-Howser Resource Center, and The Marion County Hall of Fame.
  • 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 Marion County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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