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Ashland County, Ohio (Map It) was created on February 24, 1846 from Huron County, Lorain County, Richland County and Wayne County. This county was named for Ashland, home of U.S. Senator from Kentucky Henry Clay.
Ashland County is bordered by Lorain County (north), Medina County (northeast), Wayne County (east), Holmes County (southeast), Knox County (southwest), Richland County (west), Huron County (northwest) .. A Map of Ashland County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Ashland County Cities and Towns include Ashland, Bailey Lakes, Hayesville, Jeromesville, Loudonville, Mifflin, Perrysville, Polk, Savannah. Other communities include Nankin, Nova, Sullivan . A Map of Ashland County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Ashland County Townships include Clear Creek, Green, Hanover, Jackson, Lake, Mifflin, Milton, Mohican, Montgomery, Orange, Perry, Ruggles, Sullivan, Troy, Vermillion.
Ashland County, Ohio Resources
- State of Ohio Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Ohio
- Ashland County Chapter, OGS
- Ashland County Historical Society & Museum
- Ashland University Archives
- Greentown Historical Society
- Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center, Inc.
- Mohican Historical Society, 203 E Main St, Loudonville, OH 44842-1214; Phone: (419) 994-4050
- Ashland County, Ohio Message Boards
- Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy Forum
Ashland County, Ohio Courthouse Records
Ashland County, OH Courthouse
AAAAA County, OH Township Map
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 Ashland 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.
- Ashland County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1846 and Probate Records from 1846. 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.
- Ashland County Recorder has Land Records from 1846. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
- Ashland County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1846. 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 Ashland 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.
AAAAA County, Ohio Census Records
- Learn More: State of Ohio Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
AAAAA County, Ohio Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Ohio Vital Records
- Birth Records: from 1908 to present
- Marriage Records: None. See County Probate Court.
- Death Records: from 1954 to present
- Divorce Records: None. See County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas.
- Locations: Ohio Office of Vital Statistics, Ohio Local Health Departments
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.