Scioto County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Scioto County, Ohio (Map It) was created on May 1, 1803 from Adams County. This county was named for the Scioto River; Scioto is a Wyandot word meaning "deer" . Learn More About State of Ohio History

Scioto County is bordered by Pike County (north), Jackson County (northeast), Lawrence County (east), Greenup County, Kentucky (south), Lewis County, Kentucky (southwest), Adams County (west) .. A Map of Scioto County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Scioto County Cities and Towns include Portsmouth, New Boston, Otway, Rarden, South Webster. Other communities include Friendship, Haverhill, McDermott, Minford, Scioto Furnace, Stout, Franklin Furnace, Lucasville, Rosemount, Sciotodale, West Portsmouth, Wheelersburg. A Map of Scioto County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Scioto County Townships include Bloom, Brush Creek, Clay, Green, Harrison, Jefferson, Madison, Morgan, Nile, Porter, Rarden, Rush, Union, Valley, Vernon, Washington.

Scioto County, Ohio Courthouse Records

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

The Scioto County Courthouse is located in Portsmouth, 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 Scioto 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.

  • Scioto County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1804 and Probate Records from 1810. 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.
  • Scioto County Recorder has Land Records from 1803. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Scioto County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1809. 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 Scioto 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.

Scioto County, Ohio Census Records

Scioto County, Ohio Vital Records

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