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Montgomery County, Ohio Facts

Montgomery County

When was Montgomery County, OH Created?
Montgomery County was created on May 1, 1803 from Hamilton County. This county was named for General Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), a Revolutionary War officer .

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

What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Miami County (north), Clark County (northeast), Greene County (east), Warren County (south), Butler County (southwest), Preble County (west), Darke County (northwest) .

Montgomery County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Montgomery County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Brookville, Carlisle, Centerville, Clayton, Dayton, Englewood, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Riverside, Springboro, Trotwood, Union, Vandalia, West Carrollton, Farmersville, Germantown, New Lebanon, Phillipsburg, Verona. Other communities include Include Clayton, Pyrmont, Drexel, Fort McKinley, Northridge, Shiloh, Woodbourne-Hyde Park, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

What townships are in Montgomery County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Butler, Clay, German, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Miami, Perry, Washington.

Montgomery County, OH Vital Records

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

Montgomery County, OH Census Records

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

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

Montgomery County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Montgomery County Courthouse

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

  • Montgomery County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 451 W. 3rd St., Dayton 45422-0001
    • Phone: (937) 225-4000
  • Montgomery 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: 41 N. Perry St., Dayton, Ohio 45422-2155
    • Phone: 937-225-4640
    • Marriage Records: 1803 
    • Probate Records: 1803
  • Montgomery County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone: (937) 225-4275
    • Land Records: 1805
  • Montgomery 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: 41 North Perry Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402-1431
    • Phone: 937-225-6000
    • Court Records: 1803
  • Ohio, Montgomery County, Probate Estate Files, 1850-1900
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Montgomery County USGenWeb Archives Project

Montgomery County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

Where can I connect with other Montgomery County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

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Montgomery Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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