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History of Ohio District Courts

In 1803, the Ohio District was created by Congress.  All counties were in the Ohio District.  As more counties were created, they were assigned to the Ohio District.  In 1855, the Ohio District was split into the Ohio Northern District Court and the Ohio Southern District Court.  The districts were restructed and another district created in 1878.  The three courts were: Northern Eastern District Court, Northern Western District Court, and the Southern District Court.  In 1911, the Southern District Court was split into the Southern Western District Court and the Southern Eastern District Court, making four District Courts in the state of Ohio.  In the years 1815 and 1923, some counties were shifted from one District Court to another as deemed necessary.

District Courts and Circuit Courts had the same jurisdictions.


Counties within Each Ohio District Court

The following table gives the districts each county of Ohio was in from inception to current day.

County

Date established by Act

19 Feb 1803 - Ohio District Court Created 10 Feb 1855 - Ohio Northern or Southern District 8 June 1878 - Ohio Northern Eastern; Northern Western; Southern 3 March 1911 - Ohio Northern Eastern; Northern Western; Southern Eastern; Southern Western 4 March 1915 - Ohio Northern Eastern; Northern Western; Southern Eastern; Southern Western 14 Feb 1923 - Ohio Northern Eastern; Northern Western; Southern Eastern; Southern Western April 2009 - Current District: Northern Eastern; Northern Western; Southern Western, Southern Eastern
Adams 10 July 1797 in Northwest Territory/became county in state of Ohio in 1 March 1803 Yes Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Allen 1 Mar 1820 No; Created 1 Mar 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Ashland 24 Feb 1846 No; created 24 Feb 1846; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Ashtabula 7 Jun 1807 No; created 7 Jun 1807; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Athens 1 Mar 1805 No; created 1 Mar 1805; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Auglaize 14 Feb 1848 No; created 14 Feb 1848; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Belmont 7 Sept 1801 in Northwest Territory/became county in Ohio 1 Mar 1803 Yes Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Brown 1 Mar 1819 No; created 1 Mar 1819; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Butler 1 May 1803 No; created 1 May 1803; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Carroll 1 Jan 1833 No; created 1 Jan 1833; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Champaign 1 Mar 1805 No; created 1 Mar 1805; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Clark 1 Mar 1818 No; created 1 Mar 1818 Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Clermont 6 Dec 1800 in Northwest Territory/county of Ohio 1 Mar 1803 Yes Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Clinton 1 Mar 1810 No; created 1 Mar 1810; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Columbiana 1 May 1803 No; Created 1 May 1803; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Coshocton 31 Jan 1810 No; created 31 Jan 1810 Northern Northern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Crawford 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Cuyahoga 7 Jun 1807 No; created & Jun 1807 Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Darke 3 Jan 1809 No; created 3 Jan 1809 Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Defiance 7 Apr 1845 No; created 7 Apr 1845; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Delaware 10 February 1808 No; created 10 Feb 1808; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Erie 16 Mar 1838 No; created 16 Mar 1838; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Fairfield 9 Dec 1800 in Northwest Territory/ became county in Ohio 1 Mar 1803 Yes Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Fayette 1 Mar 1810 No; created 1 Mar 1810; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Franklin 30 Apr 1803 No; created 30 Apr 1803; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Fulton 1 Apr 1850 No; created 1 Apr 1850; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Gallia 30 Apr 1803 No; created 30 Apr 1803; assigned Ohio District; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Geauga 1 Mar 1806 No; created 1 Mar 1806; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Greene 1 May 1803 No; created 1 May 1803; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Guernsey 1 Mar 1810 No; created 1 Mar 1810; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Hamilton 2 Jan 1790 in Northwest Territory/ became county in Ohio 1 Mar 1803 Yes Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Hancock 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Hardin 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Harrison 1 Feb 1813 No; created 1 Feb 1813; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Henry 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Highland 1 May 1805 No; created 1 May 1805; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Hocking 1 Mar 1818 No; created 1 Mar 1818; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Holmes 20 Jan 1824 No; created 20 Jan 1824; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Huron 7 Mar 1809 No; created 7 Mar 1809; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Jackson 1 Mar 1816 No; created 1 Mar 1816; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Jefferson 29 Jul 1797 in Northwest Territory/1 Mar 1803 became county of Ohio Yes Northern Northern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Knox 1 Mar 1808 No; created 1 Mar 1808; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Lake 6 Mar 1840 No; created 6 Mar 1840; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Lawrence 21 Dec 1815 No; created 21 Dec 1815; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Licking 1 Mar 1808 No; created 1 Mar 1808; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Logan 1 Mar 1818 No; created 1 Mar 1818; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Lorain 26 Dec 1822 No; created 26 Dec 1822; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Lucas 20 Jun 1835 No; created 20 Jun 1835; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Madison 1 Mar 1810 No; created 1 Mar 1810; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Mahoning 1 Mar 1846 No; created 1 Mar 1846; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Marion 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Medina 18 Feb 1812 No; created 18 Feb 1812 Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Meigs 1 Apr 1819 No; created 1 Apr 1819; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Mercer 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Southern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Miami 1 Mar 1807 No; created 1 Mar 1807; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Monroe 29 Jan 1813 No; created 29 Jan 1813; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Montgomery 1 May 1803 No; created 1 May 1803; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Morgan 29 Dec 1817 No; created 29 Dec 1817; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Morrow 1 Mar 1848 No; created 1 Mar 1848; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Muskingum 1 Mar 1804 No; created 1 Mar 1804; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Noble 1 Apr 1851 No; created 1 Apr 1851; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Ottawa 6 Mar 1840 No; created 6 Mar 1840; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Paulding 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Perry 1 Mar 1818 No; created 1 Mar 1818; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Pickaway 1 Mar 1810 No; created 1 Mar 1810; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Pike 1 Feb 1815 No; created 1 Feb 1815; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Portage 10 Feb 1807 No; created 7 Jun 1807; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Preble 1 Mar 1808 No; created 1 Mar 1808; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Putnam 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Richland 1 Mar 1808 No; created 1 Mar 1808; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Ross 20 Aug 1798 by Northwest Territory/1 Mar 1803 became a county in Ohio Yes Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Sandusky 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Scioto 24 May 1803 No; created 24 May 1803; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Seneca 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Shelby 1 Apr 1819 No; created 1 Apr 1819; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Stark 13 Feb 1808 No; created 13 Feb 1808; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Summit 3 Mar 1840 No; created 3 Mar 1840; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Trumbull 10 Jul 1800 in Northwest Territory/1 Mar 1803 county became a part of Ohio yes Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Tuscarawas 15 Mar 1808 No; created 15 Mar 1808; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Union 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Van Wert 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Vinton 23 Mar 1850 No; created 23 Mar 1850; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Warren 1 May 1803 No; created 1 May 1803; assigned Ohio District Southern Southern Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western Southern Western
Washington 27 Jul 1788 in Northwest Territory/1 Mar 1803 became a state in Ohio yes Southern Southern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern Southern Eastern
Wayne 13 Feb 1808* No; created 13 Feb 1808; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern Northern Eastern
Williams 1 Apr 1820 No; created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Wood 1 Apr 1820 No; Created 1 Apr 1820; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern - western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Wyandot 3 Feb 1845 No; created 3 Feb 1845; assigned Ohio District Northern Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western

 

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