Adams County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Adams County, Ohio (Map It) was created on July 10, 1797 from Hamilton County and Washington County. This county was named for John Adams (1735-1826), second U.S. President and executive when the county was organized . Learn More About State of Ohio History

Adams County is bordered by Highland County (north), Pike County (northeast), Scioto County (east), Lewis County, Kentucky (south), Mason County, Kentucky (southwest), Brown County (west) .. A Map of Adams County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Adams County Cities and Towns include Cherry Fork, Manchester, Peebles, Rome, Seaman, West Union, Winchester . A Map of Adams County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Adams County Townships include Bratton, Brush Creek, Franklin, Green, Jefferson, Liberty, Manchester, Meigs, Monroe, Oliver, Scott, Sprigg, Tiffin, Wayne, Winchester.

Adams County, Ohio Courthouse Records

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

The Adams County Courthouse is located in West Union, 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 Adams 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. The courthouse burned in 1910, some records were saved, some as early as 1796, others to 1799 including records of several countys before their inception

  • Adams County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1910 and Probate Records from 1849. 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.
  • Adams County Recorder has Land Records from 1797. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Adams County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from ?. 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 Adams 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.

Adams County, Ohio Census Records

Adams County, Ohio Vital Records

Adams County, Ohio Resources

Adams County, Ohio External Links

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