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Fayette County, Ohio
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Fayette County, Ohio Facts

When was Fayette County, OH Created?
Fayette County was created on March 1, 1810 from Highland County and Ross County. This county was named for Marquis de Lafayette, French military officer and aristocrat who participated in both the American and French revolutions. .

What is the County Seat of Fayette County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Washington Court House also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Fayette County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Madison CountyPickaway CountyRoss CountyHighland CountyClinton CountyGreene County .

Fayette County, OH Vital Records

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

Fayette County, OH Census Records

What Fayette County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Fayette County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Fayette County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Fayette County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Fayette County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Fayette County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Ohio courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Ohio residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Fayette County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Ohio Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Fayette County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Fayette County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 342, Washington Court House, OH 43160-0342; meets at the Carnegie Public Library Meeting Room, 107 S. North St., (corner of S. North and East Streets), Washington Court House; the third Monday of each month, 7:00pm-9:00pm, unless otherwise announced. Meetings are September through May, Special Tour during the summer (i.e., old houses, cemeteries or Workshop.) The Fayette County Genealogy Society houses its holdings in the Genealogical Room at the Carnegie Public Library located at 127 South North Street in Washington Court House. The Room is open for the public during the library’s operating hours.
  • Fayette County Historical Society, 517 Columbus Ave, Washington C H, OH 43160-1427; Phone: (740) 335-2953; The Fayette County Historical Society maintains an 1875 Victorian residence as its museum. The Museum features fourteen rooms of locally made furniture, historical artifacts, and clothing. Audio-visual programs featuring aspects of Fayette County heritage are available.
  • Carnegie Public Library, 127 S North St. , Washington Court House, OH 43160; 740-335-2540
  • 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 Fayette County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

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Fayette Co. OH Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

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Fayette Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

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Fayette Co. OH Military Records