Noble County, Ohio

Noble County

Noble County was created on April 1, 1851 from Guernsey County, Monroe County, Morgan County and Washington County. This county was named for James Noble (1785–1831), an early settler and future U.S. Senator from Indiana.

The Noble County Seat is located in Caldwell also, the county government website is www.noblecountyohio.com/ .

Areas bordering to Noble County are Guernsey County (north), Belmont County (northeast), Monroe County (east), Washington County (south), Morgan County (west), Muskingum County (northwest) .

Cities and towns located in Noble County include Batesville, Belle Valley, Caldwell, Dexter City, Sarahsville, Summerfield. Other communities include Ava, East Union, Harriettsville.

Noble County Townships Map

Noble County Townships include Beaver, Brookfield, Buffalo, Center, Elk, Enoch, Jackson, Jefferson, Marion, Noble, Olive, Seneca, Sharon, Stock, Wayne.

Noble 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 Noble 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.

Noble County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Noble Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Noble Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Noble Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Noble County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Noble County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

  • Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
  • Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
  • Noble County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 174, Caldwell, OH 43724-0174, Phone: 740-732-4506; meets at the Caldwell Public Library Annex, North St., Caldwell, Ohio the third Sat. of the month. This OGS Chapter preserves genealogical information for Noble Couty newspapers, cemetery records, and family history records donated by individuals to the Caldwell Public Library.
  • Noble County Historical Society, PO Box 128, Caldwell, OH 43724-0128; Phone: (740) 732-5288; The Noble County Historical Society's Heritage Park is located in the Noble County Fairgrounds and has a relocated log cabin, one room schoolhouse, church and covered bridge in a lovely wooded setting. It is open during the Soakum Festival on the last weekend of September and otherwise by special arrangements. The Noble County Jail-Jailers residence (1882) is in the process of being restored to become a museum for the county.
  • Noble County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
  • Noble County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Noble County
  • Noble County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Noble County

Noble County Courthouse and Government Records


Noble County Courthouse

Genealogist typically fail to notice the benefits of Noble County court, probate, and land records as a source of genealogical details. Hidden away in Ohio courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of countless Ohio people.

The possibilities are excellent that your potential forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least quite a few aspects of their lives in the Noble County court records. Even if your ancestors is not discussed in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which often can have lead to her or him appearing in court records.

Please make sure to call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other details prior to visiting or seeking information because of sometimes changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are accessible to interested parties, barring private issues. A good number of workers will help people in locating the materials, however it's up to the man or women to do the researching.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Noble County. The dates indicated listed below are considered the first noted records data for this particular county.

  • Noble County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 260 Courthouse, Caldwell 43724-0000
    • Phone: (740) 732-2969
  • Noble 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: 614-732-5047
    • Marriage Records: 1851 
    • Probate Records: 1851
  • Noble County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone: 740-732-4319
    • Land Records: 1851
  • Noble 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: 350 Courthouse, Caldwell, OH 43724
    • Phone: 740-732-4408
    • Court Records: 1851
  • The Noble 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.

Noble County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Noble County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a list which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite Noble County genealogy or family history related sites.

Noble Co. OH Books, Newspapers & Publications

Noble Co. OH Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Noble Co. OH Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Noble Co. OH Census Records

Noble Co. OH Cemeteries & Graveyards

Noble Co. OH Church & Bible Records

Noble Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Noble Co. OH General and History Websites

Noble Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

Noble Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Noble Co. OH Military Records

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