Stark County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Stark County, Ohio (Map It) was created on February 13, 1808 from Columbiana County and Muskingum County. This county was named for General John Stark (1728–1822) , a Revolutionary War officer; known as the "Hero of Bennington" for his exemplary service at the Battle of Bennington in 1777. Learn More About State of Ohio History

Stark County is bordered by Portage County (north), Mahoning County (northeast), Columbiana County (east), Carroll County (southeast), Tuscarawas County (south), Holmes County (southwest), Wayne County (west), Summit County (northwest) .. A Map of Stark County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Stark County Cities and Towns include Alliance, Canal Fulton, Canton, Louisville, Massillon, North Canton, Beach City, Brewster, East Canton, East Sparta, Hartville, Hills and Dales, Limaville, Magnolia, Meyers Lake, Minerva, Navarre, Waynesburg, Wilmot. Other communities include Maximo, Middlebranch, North Lawrence, Paris, Robertsville, Greentown, Perry Heights, Uniontown. A Map of Stark County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Stark County Townships include Bethlehem, Canton, Jackson, Lake, Lawrence, Lexington, Marlboro, Nimishillen, Osnaburg, Paris, Perry, Pike, Plain, Sandy, Sugar Creek, Tuscarawas, Washington.

Stark County, Ohio Courthouse Records

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

The Stark County Courthouse is located in Canton, 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 Stark 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.

  • Stark County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1809 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.
  • Stark County Recorder has Land Records from 1809. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Stark 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 Stark 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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