Meigs County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Meigs County, Ohio (Map It) was created on April 1, 1819 from Athens County and Gallia County. This county was named for Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr. (1764-1825), Governor of Ohio and Postmaster General at the time the county was organized . Learn More About State of Ohio History

Meigs County is bordered by Athens County (north), Wood County, West Virginia (northeast), Jackson County, West Virginia (east), Mason County, West Virginia (southeast), Gallia County (southwest), Vinton County (west) .. A Map of Meigs County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Meigs County Cities and Towns include Middleport, Pomeroy, Racine, Rutland, Syracuse. Other communities include Chester, Darwin, Langsville, Long Bottom, Portland, Reedsville, Tuppers Plains. A Map of Meigs County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Meigs County Townships include Bedford, Chester, Columbia, Lebanon, Letart, Olive, Orange, Rutland, Salem, Salisbury, Scipio, Sutton.

Meigs County, Ohio Courthouse Records

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

The Meigs County Courthouse is located in Pomeroy, 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 Meigs 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.

  • Meigs County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1819 and Probate Records from 1820. 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.
  • Meigs County Recorder has Land Records from 1819. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Meigs County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1819. 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 Meigs 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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