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Vinton County, Ohio Facts

Vinton County

When was Vinton County, OH Created?
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.

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

What counties are adjacent to Vinton County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Hocking County (north), Athens County (northeast), Meigs County (east), Gallia County (southeast), Jackson County (south), Ross County (west) .

Vinton County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Vinton County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hamden, McArthur, Wilkesville and Zaleski. Other communities include Creola, New Plymouth and Ray.

What townships are in Vinton County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Brown, Clinton, Eagle, Elk, Harrison, Jackson, Knox, Madison, Richland, Swan, Vinton and Wilkesville.

Vinton County, OH Vital Records

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

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, OH Census Records

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

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. See Also Ohio Census Records Research Guide

Vinton County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Vinton County Courthouse

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

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

Vinton County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Vinton County Historical & Genealogical Society, OGS, PO Box 306, Hamden, OH 45634-0306; Phone: (740) 596-0253; Vinton County Chapter, OGS meets at Alice's House, 207 S. Sugar, McArthur, the second Sunday of the month at 1:30pm. The public is invited to attend. The Vinton County Historical and Genealogical Society's scope if local, pertaining to the history of Vinton County and Southeast Ohio. It operates the Homer C. Pierce Genealogical Library as part of the Vinton County Historical Museum.
  • 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 Vinton County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Vinton County, OH?
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