Harrison County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Harrison County, Ohio (Map It) was created on February 1, 1813 from Jefferson County and Tuscarawas County . This county was named for General William Henry Harrison(1773–1841), an officer of the War of 1812 and future U.S. President . Learn More About State of Ohio History

Harrison County is bordered by Carroll County (north), Jefferson County (east), Belmont County (south), Guernsey County (southwest), Tuscarawas County (west). . A Map of Harrison County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Harrison County Cities and Towns include Adena, Bowerston, Cadiz, Deersville, Freeport, Harrisville, Hopedale, Jewett, New Athens, Scio. Other communities include New Rumley, Piedmont, Pittsburgh Junction, Tippecanoe. A Map of Harrison County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Harrison County Townships include Archer, Athens, Cadiz, Franklin, Freeport, German, Green, Monroe, Moorefield, North, Nottingham, Rumley, Short Creek, Stock, Washington.

Harrison County, Ohio Courthouse Records

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

The Harrison County Courthouse is located in Cadiz, 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 Harrison 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.

  • Harrison County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1813, Probate Records from 1813 and Birth / Death Records from 1813. 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.
  • Harrison County Recorder has Land Records from 1812. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Harrison County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1814. 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 Harrison 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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