Monroe County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Monroe County, Ohio (Map It) was created on January 29, 1813 from Belmont County. This county was named for James Monroe (1758-1831), Secretary of State when the county was organized and future U.S. President . Learn More About State of Ohio History

Monroe County is bordered by Belmont County (north), Marshall County, West Virginia (northeast), Wetzel County, West Virginia (east), Tyler County, West Virginia (southeast), Washington County (south), Noble County (west) .. A Map of Monroe County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Monroe County Cities and Towns include Antioch, Beallsville, Clarington, Graysville, Jerusalem, Lewisville, Miltonsburg, Stafford, Wilson, Woodsfield. Other communities include Cameron, Hannibal, Laings, Malaga, Rinard Mills, Sardis, Sycamore Valley. A Map of Monroe County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Monroe County Townships include Adams, Benton, Bethel, Center, Franklin, Green, Jackson, Lee, Malaga, Ohio, Perry, Salem, Seneca, Summit, Sunsbury, Switzerland, Washington, Wayne.

Monroe County, Ohio Courthouse Records

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

The Monroe County Courthouse is located in Woodsfield, 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 Monroe 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.

  • Monroe County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1866 and Probate Records from 1840. 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.
  • Monroe County Recorder has Land Records from 1836. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Monroe 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 Monroe 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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