Lawrence County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Lawrence County, Ohio (Map It) was created on December 21, 1815 from Gallia County and Scioto County. This county was named for Captain James Lawrence (1781–1813), naval hero in the War of 1812. Learn More About State of Ohio History

Lawrence County is bordered by Jackson County (north), Gallia County (northeast), Cabell County, West Virginia (southeast), Wayne County, West Virginia (south), Boyd County, KY & Greenup County, Kentucky (southwest), Scioto County (northwest).. A Map of Lawrence County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Lawrence County Cities and Towns include Ironton, Athalia, Chesapeake, Coal Grove, Hanging Rock, Proctorville, South Point. Other communities include Kitts Hill, Pedro, Rock Camp, Scottown, Waterloo, Willow Wood. A Map of Lawrence County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Lawrence County Townships include Aid, Decatur, Elizabeth, Fayette, Hamilton, Lawrence, Mason, Perry, Rome, Symmes, Union, Upper, Washington, Windsor.

Lawrence County, Ohio Courthouse Records

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

The Lawrence County Courthouse is located in Ironton, 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 Lawrence 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.

  • Lawrence County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1817 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.
  • Lawrence 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.
  • Lawrence County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1817. 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 Lawrence 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.
  • Lawrence County Health Dept, 2122 S 8th S, Ironton, OH 45638; 740-532-3962
  • Ironton City Health Dept, 2120 S 8th S, Ironton, OH 45638; 740-532-2172

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