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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Ohio|Ohio]] > Meigs County''  
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| building address = Meigs County Courthouse<br>100 W. 2nd St.<br>Pomeroy, Ohio 45769<br>[http://www.meigscountyohio.com/ Meigs County Website]
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}}[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Meigs County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Meigs County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Meigs County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Meigs County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Meigs County, Ohio#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Meigs County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Meigs County, Ohio#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1819</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1819<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1820</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Meigs County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Meigs County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Meigs County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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'''1819--'''Meigs County was created 21 January 1819&nbsp;from [[Gallia_County,_Ohio|Gallia]] and [[Athens_County,_Ohio|Athens]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Pomeroy <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Athens County, Ohio|Athens]] and [[Gallia County, Ohio|Gallia]] Counties 21 January 1819.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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*'''County Seat: '''Pomeroy
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Meigs County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meigs_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Athens County, Ohio|Athens]] (north){{·}}[[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]] (northwest){{·}}[[Mason County, West Virginia|Mason County, West Virginia]] (south){{·}}[[Jackson County, West Virginia|Jackson County, West Virginia]] (southeast){{·}} [[Vinton County, Ohio|Vinton]] (west){{·}} [[Gallia County, Ohio|Gallia]] (southwest) {{·}} [[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood County, West Virginia]] (east)
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Meigs County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
<u>Cities and towns:</u>&nbsp;
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==== Biography  ====
  
Alfred<br>Antiquity<br>Apple Grove<br>Bald Knobs<br>Bashan<br>Bradbury<br>Bucks Mill<br>Burlingham<br>Carpenter<br>Chester<br>Danville<br>Darwin<br>Dexter<br>Dorcas<br>Dyesville<br>East Letart<br>Eden<br>Five Points<br>Flora<br>Great Bend<br>Hanesville<br>Harrisonville<br>Hazael<br>Hemlock Grove<br>Hobson<br>Hobson Junction<br>Horner Hill<br>Joppa<br>Keno<br>Kingsbury<br>Langsville<br>Letart Falls<br>Lima<br>Lincoln Heights<br>Long Bottom<br>Meigs<br>Merritt<br>Middleport<br>Midway<br>Minersville<br>Mount Blanco<br>Nease Settlement<br>Oldtown Flats<br>Pageville<br>Pinegrove<br>Plants<br>Point Rock<br>Pomeroy<br>Portland<br>Racine<br>Reedsville<br>Rock Springs<br>Rolandus<br>Rushville<br>Rutland<br>Salem Center<br>Shade River<br>Silver Run<br>Snowville<br>Spiller<br>Success<br>Sumner<br>Syracuse<br>Tuppers Plains<br>Valley Ford<br>Welsh<br>Welshtown<br>Wolfpen<br><br>
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
=== Neighboring Counties ===
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
*[[Athens_County,_Ohio|Athens]]
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For a list of cemeteries in Meigs County, OH, click [http://epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17127&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=100&stateAbbv=&stateName= here].
*[[Gallia_County,_Ohio|Gallia]]
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*[[Jackson_County,_West_Virginia|Jackson County, West Virginia]]
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*[[Mason_County,_West_Virginia|Mason County, West Virginia]]
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*[[Vinton_County,_Ohio|Vinton]]
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*[[Wood_County,_West_Virginia|Wood County, West Virginia]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Census ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
for a list of cemeteries in Meigs County, OH, click[http://epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17127&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=100&stateAbbv=&stateName= here]
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==== Court Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Meigs County.
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*July 19, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/oh001.htm Buffington Island], also known as St. Georges Creek<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/oh001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/OHmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Ohio.
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:- Civil War service men from Meigs County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Meigs County.
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::- [[116th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|116th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies B and G
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Meigs-County-Ohio-Courts.htm Meigs County Courthouse]<br> 100 E 2nd Street <br>Pomeroy, OH 45769<br> Phone: 740.992.5290 <br><br>Probate Judge has birth, marriage, death and probate records; <br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1819; County<br> Recorder has land rec<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Meigs County, Ohio. Page 544 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*[http://meigscohistorical.org/485.html Meigs County, Ohio Historical Society]
  
 
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'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|FamilySearch]]. 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.
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=== Web Sites ===
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmeigs/meigs.html USGenWeb Meigs County]
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Meigs|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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<u>Cities and towns:</u>
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Alfred | Antiquity |&nbsp;Apple Grove |&nbsp;&nbsp; Bald Knobs&nbsp;&nbsp;| Bashan&nbsp;|&nbsp; Bradbury&nbsp;|&nbsp; Bucks Mill&nbsp;|&nbsp;Burlingham&nbsp;|&nbsp; Carpenter&nbsp;&nbsp;| &nbsp;Chester&nbsp;|&nbsp; Danville&nbsp;&nbsp;| Darwin&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;Dexter&nbsp; | Dorcas&nbsp; |&nbsp;&nbsp;Dyesville| East Letart&nbsp;&nbsp;| &nbsp;Eden&nbsp;| Five Points&nbsp;|&nbsp; Flora&nbsp;|&nbsp; Great Bend&nbsp;&nbsp;| Hanesville&nbsp;&nbsp;| Harrisonville&nbsp;|&nbsp;Hazael&nbsp;&nbsp;| Hemlock Grove&nbsp;&nbsp;| Hobson&nbsp;&nbsp;| Hobson Junction&nbsp;&nbsp;| Horner Hill&nbsp;&nbsp;| Joppa&nbsp;|&nbsp; Keno&nbsp;|&nbsp;Kingsbury&nbsp;&nbsp;| Langsville&nbsp;&nbsp;| Letart Falls&nbsp;&nbsp;| Lima&nbsp;&nbsp;| Lincoln Heights&nbsp;&nbsp;| Long Bottom&nbsp;&nbsp;| Meigs |Merritt&nbsp; | Middleport&nbsp;&nbsp;| Midway&nbsp;&nbsp;| Minersville&nbsp;&nbsp;| Mount Blanco&nbsp;&nbsp;| Nease Settlement&nbsp;| Oldtown&nbsp;&nbsp;| Flats &nbsp;| &nbsp;Pageville&nbsp;&nbsp;| Pinegrove&nbsp;&nbsp;| Plants&nbsp;&nbsp;| Point Rock&nbsp;&nbsp;| Pomeroy&nbsp;&nbsp;| Portland&nbsp;|&nbsp; Racine&nbsp;&nbsp;| Reedsville&nbsp;&nbsp;| Rock Springs&nbsp;&nbsp;| Rolandus&nbsp;&nbsp;| Rushville&nbsp;&nbsp;| Rutland&nbsp;&nbsp;| Salem Center Shade River&nbsp;&nbsp;| Silver Run&nbsp;&nbsp;| Snowville&nbsp;&nbsp;| Spiller&nbsp;&nbsp;| Success&nbsp;&nbsp;| Sumner&nbsp;&nbsp;| Syracuse&nbsp; | Tuppers Plains&nbsp;&nbsp;| Valley Ford&nbsp;&nbsp;| Welsh&nbsp;&nbsp;| Welshtown&nbsp;&nbsp;| Wolfpen<br><br>
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== Web Sites ==
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=== References ===
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=196485&subject_disp=Ohio%2C+Meigs&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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[[Category:Meigs_County,_Ohio]]
 
[[Category:Meigs_County,_Ohio]]

Revision as of 00:10, 29 September 2012

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Meigs County, Ohio
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Courthouse
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Address Meigs County Courthouse
100 W. 2nd St.
Pomeroy, Ohio 45769
Meigs County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1819
1867
1819
1820
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Meigs County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

For a list of cemeteries in Meigs County, OH, click here.

Census

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

Civil War

The following Civil War battle was fought in Meigs County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Ohio.


- Civil War service men from Meigs County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Meigs County.
- 116th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies B and G

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Meigs County Courthouse
100 E 2nd Street
Pomeroy, OH 45769
Phone: 740.992.5290

Probate Judge has birth, marriage, death and probate records;
Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1819; County
Recorder has land rec[1]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. 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.

Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

Cities and towns:

Alfred | Antiquity | Apple Grove |   Bald Knobs  | Bashan |  Bradbury |  Bucks Mill | Burlingham |  Carpenter  |  Chester |  Danville  | Darwin  | Dexter  | Dorcas  |  Dyesville| East Letart  |  Eden | Five Points |  Flora |  Great Bend  | Hanesville  | Harrisonville | Hazael  | Hemlock Grove  | Hobson  | Hobson Junction  | Horner Hill  | Joppa |  Keno | Kingsbury  | Langsville  | Letart Falls  | Lima  | Lincoln Heights  | Long Bottom  | Meigs |Merritt  | Middleport  | Midway  | Minersville  | Mount Blanco  | Nease Settlement | Oldtown  | Flats  |  Pageville  | Pinegrove  | Plants  | Point Rock  | Pomeroy  | Portland |  Racine  | Reedsville  | Rock Springs  | Rolandus  | Rushville  | Rutland  | Salem Center Shade River  | Silver Run  | Snowville  | Spiller  | Success  | Sumner  | Syracuse  | Tuppers Plains  | Valley Ford  | Welsh  | Welshtown  | Wolfpen


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Meigs County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meigs_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)