Marion County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Marion County, Ohio (Map It) was created on April 1, 1820 from Delaware County. This county was named for General Francis Marion (1732-1795), lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army and later brigadier general in the American Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Ohio History

Marion County is bordered by Crawford County (northeast), Morrow County (east), Delaware County (south), Union County (southwest), Hardin County (west), Wyandot County (northeast) .. A Map of Marion County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Marion County Cities and Towns include Marion, Caledonia, Green Camp, La Rue, Morral, New Bloomington, Prospect, Waldo. Other communities include Kirkpatrick, Martel. A Map of Marion County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Marion County Townships include Big Island, Bowling Green, Claridon, Grand, Grand Prairie, Green Camp, Marion, Montgomery, Pleasant, Prospect, Richland, Salt Rock, Scott, Tully, Waldo.

Marion County Courthouse and Government Records

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

The Marion County Courthouse is located in Marion, 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 Marion 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.

  • Marion County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1824 and Probate Records from 1821. 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.
  • Marion County Recorder has Land Records from 1821. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Marion County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1824. 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 Marion 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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