Clark County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Clark County, Ohio (Map It) was created on December 26, 1817 from Champaign County, Greene County and Madison County . This county was named for General George Rogers Clark(1752-1818), defeated the Shawnee Indians in a battle near the Springfield area . Learn More About State of Ohio History

Clark County is bordered by Champaign County (north), Madison County (east), Greene County (south), Montgomery County (southwest), Miami County (west) .. A Map of Clark County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Clark County Cities and Towns include New Carlisle, Springfield, Catawba, Clifton, Donnelsville, Enon, North Hampton, South Charleston, South Vienna, Tremont City. Other communities include Medway, Plattsburgh. A Map of Clark County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Clark County Townships include Bethel, German, Green, Harmony, Mad River, Madison, Moorefield, Pike, Pleasant, Springfield.

Clark County, Ohio Courthouse Records

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

The Clark County Courthouse is located in Springfield, 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 Clark 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.

  • Clark County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1818 and Probate Records from 1818. 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.
  • Clark County Recorder has Land Records from 1818. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Clark County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1818. 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 Clark 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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