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Sandusky County, Ohio Facts

Sandusky County

When was Sandusky County, OH Created?
Sandusky County was created on April 1, 1820 from Huron County. This county was named for the Iroquois word meaning "cold water" .

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

What counties are adjacent to Sandusky County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Ottawa County (north), Erie County (east), Huron County (southeast), Seneca County (south), Wood County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Sandusky County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bellevue, Clyde, Fremont, Burgoon, Gibsonburg, Green Springs, Helena, Lindsey, Woodville. Other communities include Include Vickery, Ballville, Stony Prairie.

Sandusky County Townships Map

What townships are in Sandusky County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Ballville, Green Creek, Jackson, Madison, Rice, Riley, Sandusky, Scott, Townsend, Washington, Woodville, York.

Sandusky County, OH Vital Records

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

Sandusky County, OH Census Records

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

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

Sandusky County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Sandusky County Courthouse

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

  • Sandusky County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 N., Park, Fremont 43420-2454
    • Phone: (419) 334-6212
  • Sandusky 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) 334-6211
    • Marriage Records: 1820 
    • Probate Records: 1820
  • Sandusky County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone: (419) 334-6226
    • Land Records: 1822
  • Sandusky 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: 419-334-6161
    • Court Records: 1820
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Sandusky County USGenWeb Archives Project

Sandusky County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Sandusky County Chapter, OGS, Spiegle Grove, Fremont, OH 43420-2796; Sandusky County Chapter, OGS meets at 2:00pm on the second Sunday of each month at the Sandusky Township Hall at 2207 Oak Harbor Rd., Fremont, OH. The Sandusky County Kin Hunters, a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, is devoted to preserving Sandusky County historical and genealogical records and provides training and assistance to anyone interested in recording family heritage.
  • Sandusky County Historical Society, 514 Birchard Ave, Fremont, OH 43420-6906; Phone: (419) 332-0303; The Sandusky County Historical Society preserves Sandusky County heritage for future generations by collecting regional artifacts.
  • Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, OH 43420-2796; Phone: (419) 332-2081; The Hayes Presidential Center, a site of the Ohio Historical Society, contains a museum and research library that focus on the President's life during the Civil War, the "Gilded Age" and beyond (1877-1917). The Hayes 31-room Victorian Mansion contains original furnishings, paintings, and photographs.
  • Woodville Historical Society, 107 E Main St, Woodville, OH 43469-1208; Phone: (419) 849-2349; The Woodville Historical Society maintains the Woodville Museum that displays historical artifacts including household tools, glassware, musical instruments, and fossils. The Museum also makes available a photograph and newspaper archive to interested researchers.
  • 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

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