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Morgan County, Ohio Facts

Morgan County

When was Morgan County, OH Created?
Morgan County was created on December 29, 1817 from Guernsey County, Muskingum County and Washington County (Organized in 1819). This county was named for General Daniel Morgan (c.1735–1802), a Revolutionary War officer .

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

What counties are adjacent to Morgan County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Muskingum County (north), Noble County (northeast), Washington County (southeast), Athens County (southwest), Perry County (west) .

Morgan County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Morgan County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Chesterhill, Malta, McConnelsville, Stockport. Other communities include Include Rose Farm.

What townships are in Morgan County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Bloom, Bristol, Center, Deerfield, Homer, Malta, Manchester, Marion, Meigsville, Morgan, Penn, Union, Windsor, York.

Morgan County, OH Vital Records

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

Morgan County, OH Census Records

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

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

Morgan County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Morgan County Courthouse

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

  • Morgan County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 19 E. Main St., McConnelsville 43756-1172
    • Phone: (740) 962-4752
  • Morgan 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: 740-962-2861
    • Marriage Records: 1819 
    • Probate Records: 1819
  • Morgan County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Address: 155 E Main St Room 160, McConnelsville, OH 43756
    • Phone: 740-962-4051
    • Land Records: 1795
  • Morgan 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: 740-962-4752
    • Court Records: 1819
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Morgan County USGenWeb Archives Project

Morgan County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Morgan County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 418, McConnelsville, OH 43756-0418; Phone: (937) 228-6271; Morgan County Chapter, OGS meets the third Tuesday of February, May, August, and November at 7:30 p.m. at the Kate Love Simpson Library, 358 E Main Street in McConnelsville.This OGS Chapter copies court, cemetery, and census records. Some are printed and offered for sale while some are maintained in the Kate Love Simpson Library for visitor research.
  • Morgan County Historical Society, PO Box 524, McConnelsville, OH 43756-0524; Phone: (740) 962-4785; The Morgan County Historical Society maintains the Button House and our new museum. The Society's holdings include the Howard Chandler Christy art collection, doll, quilt, and furniture collections, and gun and tool collections exhibited in the museum, a post and beam wagon shed, a blacksmith shop, and a local commercial building.
  • Morgan Township Historical Society, PO Box 20, Shandon, OH 45063-0020; Phone: (513) 738-0910; The Morgan Township Historical Society provides programs of local and national historical interest. They collect and preserve photographs and records of the people, churches, schools, business, historical structures, and organizations in the Okeana and Shandon area.
  • 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 Morgan County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

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Morgan Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Morgan Co. OH Military Records

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