Richland County, Ohio Genealogy Guide2016-06-08T21:25:33+00:00

Richland County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

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Richland County, Ohio (Map It) was created on March 1, 1808 from Franklin County and Knox County. This county was named for the Descriptive of the soil in the area . Learn More About State of Ohio History

Richland County is bordered by Huron County (north), Ashland County (east), Knox County (south), Morrow County (southwest), Crawford County (west) .. A Map of Richland County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Richland County Cities and Towns include Crestline, Mansfield, Ontario, Shelby, Bellville, Butler, Lexington, Lucas, Plymouth, Shiloh. Other communities include Newville, Olivesburg, Winchester. A Map of Richland County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Richland County Townships include Blooming Grove, Butler, Cass, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Mifflin, Monroe, Perry, Plymouth, Sandusky, Sharon, Springfield, Troy, Washington, Weller, Worthington.

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The Richland County Courthouse is located in Mansfield, 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 Richland 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.

  • Richland County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1813 and Probate Records from 1813. 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.
  • Richland County Recorder has Land Records from 1814. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Richland County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1819. 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 Richland 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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