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Logan County, Ohio
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Logan County, Ohio Facts

When was Logan County, OH Created?
Logan County was created on March 1, 1818 from Champaign County. This county was named for General Benjamin Logan (c.1742–1802) , who destroyed Shawnee Indian towns in the county .

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

What counties are adjacent to Logan County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Hardin CountyUnion CountyChampaign CountyShelby CountyAuglaize County .

Logan County, OH Vital Records

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

Logan County, OH Census Records

What Logan County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Logan County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

Logan County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Logan County Courthouse

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

Logan County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Logan County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 36, Bellefontaine, OH 43311-0036; Logan County Chapter, OGS meets at the Society Library, 521 E. Columbus Ave., May through October at 7:00pm on the third Monday of the month and November through April at 1:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Library resources include: census (microfilm), old newspapers (microfilm), surname files, county histories, family histories, marriage records, military rosters, cemetery records, etc. Research is done by the Society for a fee. Internet access records on CDs.
  • Logan County Historical Society , 521 E Columbus Ave, Bellefontaine, OH 43311-2401; Phone: (937) 593-7557; The Logan County Historical Society maintains the 1906 Orr Mansion and an attached 18-room museum exhibiting agricultural, military, railroad, industrial, Native American, household, communication and Underground Railroad artifacts from Logan County, plus an archives. The Society also maintains a late 19th century black settlement, one-room school at an offsite location.
  • 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 Logan County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

Logan Co. OH Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Logan Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Logan Co. OH General and History Websites

Logan Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

Logan Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Logan Co. OH Military Records