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Vinton County, Ohio (Map It) was created on March 23, 1850 from Gallia County, Athens County, Ross County, Jackson County and Hocking County. This county was named for Samuel Finley Vinton (1792-1862), Ohio Statesman and U.S. Congressman. Learn More About State of Ohio History
Vinton County is bordered by Hocking County (north), Athens County (northeast), Meigs County (east), Gallia County (southeast), Jackson County (south), Ross County (west) .. A Map of Vinton County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Vinton County Cities and Towns include Hamden, McArthur, Wilkesville and Zaleski. Other communities include Creola, New Plymouth and Ray. A Map of Vinton County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Vinton County Townships include Brown, Clinton, Eagle, Elk, Harrison, Jackson, Knox, Madison, Richland, Swan, Vinton and Wilkesville.
Vinton County, Ohio Courthouse Records
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Vinton County, OH Township Map
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 Vinton 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.
- Vinton County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1850 and Probate Records from 1852. 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.
- Vinton County Recorder has Land Records from 1850. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
- Vinton County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1850. 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 Vinton 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.
Vinton County, Ohio Census Records
- Learn More: State of Ohio Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Vinton County, Ohio Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Ohio Vital Records
- Birth Records: from 1908 to present
- Marriage Records: None. See County Probate Court.
- Death Records: from 1954 to present
- Divorce Records: None. See County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas.
- Locations: Ohio Office of Vital Statistics, Ohio Local Health Departments
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Vinton County, Ohio Resources
- State of Ohio Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Ohio
- Vinton County Historical & Genealogical Society, OGS
- Vinton County, Ohio Message Boards
- Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy Forum