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Morrow County, Ohio Facts

Morrow County

When was Morrow County, OH Created?
Morrow County was created on March 1, 1848 from Delaware County, Knox County, Marion County and Richland County. This county was named for Jeremiah Morrow (1771–1852), Governor of Ohio .

What is the County Seat of Morrow County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Mount Gilead also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Morrow County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Crawford County (north), Richland County (northeast), Knox County (southeast), Delaware County (southwest), Marion County (west) .

Morrow County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Morrow County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cardington, Chesterville, Edison, Fulton, Marengo, Mount Gilead, Sparta. Other communities include Blooming Grove, Iberia, Shauck.

What townships are in Morrow County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Bennington, Canaan, Cardington, Chester, Congress, Franklin, Gilead, Harmony, Lincoln, North Bloomfield, Perry, Peru, South Bloomfield, Troy, Washington, Westfield.

Morrow County, OH Vital Records

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

Morrow County, OH Census Records

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

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

Morrow County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Morrow County Courthouse

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

  • Morrow County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 48 E. High St., Mount Gilead 43338-1458
    • Phone: (419) 947-5575
  • Morrow 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: (419) 947-5575
    • Marriage Records: 1848
    • Probate Records: 1848
  • Morrow County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone: 419-947-3060
    • Land Records: 1848
  • Morrow 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: (419) 947-4515
    • Court Records: 1848
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Morrow County USGenWeb Archives Project

Morrow County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Morrow County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 401, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338-0401; Phone: (740) 397-0401; Morrow County Chapter, OGS meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 2:00pm at the Mt. Gilead Library meeting room. This OGS Chapter maintains genealogical material relating to Morrow County in the Mt. Gilead Public Library.
  • Morrow County Historical Society, PO Box 21, Mount Gilead, OH 43338-0021; Phone: (419) 946-7264; The Morrow County Historical Society is located in the old Pleasant Grove Church. It has relocated and restored a log house that is now at the Morrow County Fairgrounds. It is restoring the oldest frame house in Mt. Gilead. The log house is open when there are activities at the Fairgrounds.
  • Mt Gilead Public Library, Genealogy Collection, 35 E High St, Mt Gilead, OH 43338; 419-947-5866
  • 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 Morrow County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Morrow County, OH?
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Morrow Co. OH Military Records

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