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Preble County, Ohio
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Preble County, Ohio Facts

When was Preble County, OH Created?
Preble County was created on March 1, 1808 from Butler County and Montgomery County. This county was named for Captain Edward Preble (1761-1807), a Naval commander in the Revolutionary War .

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

What counties are adjacent to Preble County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Darke CountyMontgomery CountyButler CountyUnion County, Indiana, Wayne County, Indiana .

Preble County, OH Vital Records

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

Preble County, OH Census Records

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

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

Preble County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Preble County Courthouse

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

Preble County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Preble County Chapter, OGS, 450 S. Baron St., Eaton, OH 45320-1705; Preble County Chapter, OGS meets at the Library on the second Saturday at 1:30pm (call first). This OGS Chapter’s collection is comprised of materials owned by the library, the historical society, the chapter, and the Clerk of Courts and Probate departments in the courthouse. Monthly meetings are held in the Preble County District Library at the address above.
  • Preble County Historical Society, 7693 Swartsel Rd, Eaton, OH 45320-9437; Phone: (937) 787-4256; The Preble County Historical Society established the Historical Center in 1974 on 223 donated acres. Included on the property is a 19th-century farmstead. Both the land and the building are used as an area cultural and educational resource center. The 1813 Lewisburg Log House was moved to the center in 1975 and the 1860’s Sayler-Swartsel House reflects both Greek and Gothic styles.
  • Lewisburg Historical Society, 6318 Depot Ln, Lewisburg, OH 45338-6738; Phone: (937) 962-2493
  • 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 Preble County, OH?
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