Washington County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Washington County, Ohio (Map It) was created on July 27, 1788 from Unorganized Land. This county was named forGeorge Washington (1732–1799), commander of the Continental Army, president of the Constitutional Convention, and future U.S. President . Learn More About State of Ohio History

Washington County is bordered by Noble County (north), Monroe County (northeast), Tyler County, West Virginia (east), Pleasants County, West Virginia (southeast), Wood County, West Virginia (south), Athens County (southwest), Morgan County (northwest) .. A Map of Washington County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Washington County Cities and Towns include Belpre, Marietta, Beverly, Lowell, Lower Salem, Macksburg, Matamoras. Other communities include Barlow, Bartlett, Coal Run, Cutler, Fleming, Germantown, Little Hocking, Newport, Reno, Vincent, Waterford, Watertown, Whipple, Wingett Run, Devola. A Map of Washington County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Washington County Townships include Adams, Aurelius, Barlow, Belpre, Decatur, Dunham, Fairfield, Fearing, Grandview, Independence, Lawrence, Liberty, Ludlow, Marietta, Muskingum, Newport, Palmer, Salem, Warren, Waterford, Watertown, Wesley.

Washington County, Ohio Courthouse Records

Washington County, Ohio Courthouse
Washington County, OH Courthouse
Washington County Townships Map
Washington County, OH Township Map

The Washington County Courthouse is located in Marietta, Ohio. Learn More About State of Ohio Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Washington county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Washington County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1789 and Probate Records from 1789. The County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts.
  • Washington County Recorder has Land Records from 1788. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Washington County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1790. The County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases. Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
  • The Washington County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

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