Athens County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Athens County, Ohio (Map It) was created on March 1, 1805 from Washington County. This county was named for Athens, Greece. Learn More About State of Ohio History

Athens County is bordered by Perry County (north), Morgan County (northeast), Washington County (east), Wood County, West Virginia (southeast), Meigs County (south), Vinton County (west), Hocking County (northwest).. A Map of Athens County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Athens County Cities and Towns include Athens, Nelsonville, Albany, Amesville, Buchtel, Chauncey, Coolville, Glouster, Jacksonville, Trimble. Other communities include Carbondale, Guysville, Hockingport, Millfield, New Marshfield, Shade, Sharpsburg, Stewart. A Map of Athens County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Athens County Townships include Alexander, Ames, Athens, Bern, Canaan, Carthage, Dover, Lee, Lodi, Rome, Trimble, Troy, Waterloo, York.

Athens County, Ohio Courthouse Records

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

The Athens County Courthouse is located in Athens, 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 Athens 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.

  • Athens County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1817 and Probate Records from 1800. 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.
  • Athens County Recorder has Land Records from 1792. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Athens County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1807. 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 Athens 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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