Fayette County, Ohio
Genealogy, History & Facts
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. .
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 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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
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 Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 110 E. Court, Washington Court House, 43160-1395
- Phone: (740) 335-0720
- Fayette County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: 1-(740)-335-0640
- Marriage Records: 1810
- Probate Records: 1810
- Fayette County Recorder
- Address: 133 S. Main Street, Suite 305, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160
- Phone: 1-(740)-335-1770
- Land Records: 1810
- Fayette County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- Phone: 1-(740)-335-4750
- Court Records: 1882
- Chancery and Common Pleas Court records, Fayette County, Ohio : 1828-1878
- Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
- BLM Land Records
- Fayette County USGenWeb Archives Project
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?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Fayette County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Fayette County
- Fayette County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Fayette County
What other genealogical resources are available in Fayette County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Fayette County.