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Noble County, Ohio
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Noble County, Ohio Facts

Noble County

When was Noble County, OH Created?
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.

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

What counties are adjacent to Noble County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Guernsey County (north), Belmont County (northeast), Monroe County (east), Washington County (south), Morgan County (west), Muskingum County (northwest) .

Noble County Townships Map

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

What townships are in Noble County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Beaver, Brookfield, Buffalo, Center, Elk, Enoch, Jackson, Jefferson, Marion, Noble, Olive, Seneca, Sharon, Stock, Wayne.

Noble County, OH Vital Records

Where can find Noble County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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. The Archives Division has copies of births before 1908, death before 1944 and marriage records before 1949.

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, OH Census Records

What Noble County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Noble County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available 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. See Also Ohio Census Records Research Guide

Noble County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Noble County Courthouse

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

  • 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
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Noble County USGenWeb Archives Project

Noble County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • 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.
  • 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 Noble County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

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Noble Co. OH Military Records

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