Vinton County, Ohio

Vinton County

Vinton County was created on March 23, 1850 from Gallia County, Athens County, Ross County, Jackson County and Hocking County. This county was named for Samuel Finley Vinton (1792-1862), Ohio Statesman and U.S. Congressman.

The Vinton County Seat is located in McArthur also, the county government website is www.vintoncounty.com/ .

Areas bordering to Vinton County are Hocking County (north), Athens County (northeast), Meigs County (east), Gallia County (southeast), Jackson County (south), Ross County (west) .

Cities and towns located in Vinton County include Hamden, McArthur, Wilkesville and Zaleski. Other communities include Creola, New Plymouth and Ray.

Vinton County Townships Map

Vinton County Townships include Brown, Clinton, Eagle, Elk, Harrison, Jackson, Knox, Madison, Richland, Swan, Vinton and Wilkesville.

Vinton 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 Vinton 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.

Vinton County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Vinton Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Vinton Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Vinton Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Vinton County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Vinton County Courthouse and Government Records


Vinton County Courthouse

Genealogist typically fail to notice the benefits of Vinton 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 Vinton 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 Vinton County. The dates indicated listed below are considered the first noted records data for this particular county.

  • Vinton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 E., Main St, McArthur 45651
    • Phone: (740) 596-5480
  • Vinton 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: 740-596-5480
    • Marriage Records: 1850 
    • Probate Records: 1852
  • Vinton County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone: 740-596-4571
    • Land Records: 1850
  • Vinton 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: 740-596-4319
    • Court Records: 1850
  • The Vinton 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.

Vinton County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Vinton 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 Vinton County genealogy or family history related sites.

Vinton Co. OH Books, Newspapers & Publications

Vinton Co. OH Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Vinton Co. OH Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Vinton Co. OH Census Records

Vinton Co. OH Cemeteries & Graveyards

Vinton Co. OH Church & Bible Records

Vinton Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Vinton Co. OH General and History Websites

Vinton Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

Vinton Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Vinton Co. OH Military Records

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