Wayne County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Wayne County, Ohio (Map It) was created on March 1, 1808 from Columbiana County and Stark County. This county was named for General Anthony Wayne (1745–1796), a Revolutionary War officer . Learn More About State of Ohio History

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

Wayne County Cities and Towns include Orrville, Rittman, Wooster, Apple Creek, Burbank, Congress, Creston, Dalton, Doylestown, Fredericksburg, Marshallville, Mount Eaton, Shreve, Smithville, West Salem. Other communities include Funk, Kidron, Sterling. A Map of Wayne County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Wayne County Townships include Baughman, Canaan, Chester, Chippewa, Clinton, Congress, East Union, Franklin, Green, Milton, Paint, Plain, Salt Creek, Sugar Creek, Wayne, Wooster.

Wayne County, Ohio Courthouse Records

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

The Wayne County Courthouse is located in Wooster, 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 Wayne 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.

  • Wayne County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1813 and Probate Records from 1817. 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.
  • Wayne County Recorder has Land Records from 1813. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Wayne County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1812. 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 Wayne 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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