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Knox County, Ohio
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Knox County, Ohio Facts

When was Knox County, OH Created?
Knox County was created on March 1, 1808 from Fairfield County and Franklin County. This county was named for General Henry Knox, the first Secretary of War .

What is the County Seat of Knox County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Mount Vernon also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Knox County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Richland CountyAshland County (far northeast), Holmes CountyCoshocton CountyLicking CountyDelaware CountyMorrow County .

Knox County, OH Vital Records

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

Knox County, OH Census Records

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

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

Knox County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Knox County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Knox County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Knox 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 Knox 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.

Knox County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Knox County Records Center, 117 East High Street, Suite B147, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050; 740 393-6781
  • Knox County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 1098, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050-1098; Knox County Chapter, OGS meets the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon, OH. This OGS Chapter has the U.S. International Genealogical Index (Mormon) on microfiche and has published volumes containing Knox County cemetery lists, Knox County Death Records (1867-1908), Knox County Marriage Records (1808-1875), Knox County Birth Records (1867-1908), and approximately fifty family histories are available at the Library.
  • Knox County Historical Society, PO Box 522, Mount Vernon, OH 43050-0522; Phone: (740) 397-3503; From the distant past to recent times, The Knox County Historical Society tells the story of Knox County’s rich 200-year history. Major exhibits feature the development of our telephone and postal services, The Cooper-Bessemer Co., The Mount Vernon Bridge Co., “Dixie” author Dan Emmett, comedian Paul Lynde, legendary figure Johnny Appleseed, and our educational, religious, military, business and social heritage.
  • New Knoxville Historical Society, 09350 Bay Rd, New Knoxville, OH 45871-9634; Phone: (740) 872-3143; The New Knoxville Historical Society maintains an early 100-year-old frame house and summer kitchen, once belonging to Dr. Fledderjohann, the village doctor. The Museum houses memorabilia and artifacts from the village and the surrounding area. An old barn and log smoke house have been added.
  • 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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What other genealogical resources are available in Knox County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Knox County.

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Knox Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

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Knox Co. OH Military Records