Summit County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Summit County, Ohio (Map It) was created on March 3, 1840 from Medina County, Portage County and Stark County. This county was named for having the highest elevation along the Ohio Canal. Learn More About State of Ohio History

Summit County is bordered by Cuyahoga County (north), Portage County (east), Stark County (south), Wayne County (southwest), Medina County (west) .. A Map of Summit County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Summit County Cities and Towns include Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Green, Hudson, Macedonia, Munroe Falls, New Franklin, Norton, Stow, Tallmadge, Twinsburg, Boston Heights, Clinton, Lakemore, Mogadore, Northfield, Peninsula, Reminderville, Richfield, Silver Lake. Other communities include Montrose-Ghent, Pigeon Creek, Portage Lakes. A Map of Summit County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Summit County Townships include Bath, Boston, Copley, Coventry, Northfield Center, Richfield, Sagamore Hills, Springfield, Twinsburg.

Summit County, Ohio Courthouse Records

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

The Summit County Courthouse is located in Akron, 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 Summit 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.

  • Summit County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1840 and Probate Records from 1839. 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.
  • Summit County Recorder has Land Records from 1840. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Summit County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1840. 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 Summit 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.

Summit County, Ohio Census Records

Summit County, Ohio Vital Records

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