Clark County, Ohio Genealogy

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Clark County Probate Court
[ Clark County Probate Court]
50 E. Columbia Street
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Springfield, Ohio 45502
Springfield, Ohio 45502
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Fax:(937) 328-2589
Fax:(937) 328-2589
Genealogical resources available:   
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Revision as of 03:54, 30 June 2010

United States  > Ohio > Clark County


County Courthouse


Parent County

1817--Clark County was created 26 December 1817 from Champaign, Madison, Greene Counties.
County seat: Springfield [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



  • Ferncliff Cemetery. By far, the largest cemetery in Springfield. The cemetery's website has a searchable database.

Harmony Township Cemeteries

  • Brighton Cemetery
  • Fletcher Chapel Cemetery
  • Laybourn Cemetery
  • Lisbon Cemetery
  • South Vienna Cemetery, State Route 40, just west of South Vienna.
  • Plattsburg Cemetery, on Plattsburg Road just east of Plattsburg.
  • Wilson Chapel Cemetery
  • Wragg Cemetery, located south of Plattsburg Road with no public access.




Miami Valley Genealogy Index is an Index to more than a half million pointers to records all over Miami Valley including Clark County.

Clark County Ohio GenWeb is the Clark County branch of the Ohio GenWeb project. It includes vital records, cemetery transcriptions, census indexes, maps, and other information provided by volunteers.

Clark County Ohio Historical Society is located in the Heritage Center of Clark County, with an extensive library and archives containing local history documents. This is also the location of the Clark County Genealogical Society.

Clark County Public Library has genealogical records on microfilm including census, birth and death records, naturalization records, local newspapers, etc. Also holds city directories beginning in 1852 and some rural directories beginning in 1903.


Local Histories



Civil War



Clark County Probate Court 50 E. Columbia Street Springfield, Ohio 45502

Phone:(937) 521-1845 Fax:(937) 328-2589 Email:

Genealogical resources available:

  • Births and deaths recorded in Clark County from 1867 to August 1908.
  • Marriage records from 1818 to the present.
  • Naturalization records from March 20, 1861, to March 5, 1904 (index at Clerk of Courts Office, Common Pleas Court).
  • Estate records from 1818 to 1985 on microfilm and original records from 1985 to the present.

Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on weekends and holidays.

All materials are available to be researched personally. Staff will do lookups and make copies by written request, with a $3.00 fee for each name requested. Extensive genealogical requests cannot be filled and will be forwarded to experienced local researchers.


Vital Records

  • Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch – Pilot. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.

Societies and Libraries

Clark County Genealogical Society

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002)