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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] 20 February 1805.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] 20 February 1805.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''Athens  
 
*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''Athens  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>[[Meigs County, Ohio|Meigs]]&nbsp;(south){{·}}[[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood County, West Virginia]]&nbsp;(east){{·}}[[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] (northeast){{·}}&nbsp;[[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]](northwest){{·}}&nbsp;[[Vinton County, Ohio|Vinton]] (west){{·}}&nbsp;[[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]] and [[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]]&nbsp;(north)
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Athens County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>[[Meigs County, Ohio|Meigs]]&nbsp;(south){{·}}[[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood County, West Virginia]]&nbsp;(east){{·}}[[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] (northeast){{·}}&nbsp;[[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]](northwest){{·}}&nbsp;[[Vinton County, Ohio|Vinton]] (west){{·}}&nbsp;[[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]] and [[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]]&nbsp;(north)
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Athens County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
 
*[http://athenscountygovernment.com/coc/ Athens County Clerk of Courts]
 
*[http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc54669.php Athens County Courthouse]
 
 
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
 
=== Populated Places  ===
 
 
 
==== Cities  ====
 
 
 
*[[Athens, Ohio|Athens]]
 
*Nelsonville
 
 
 
==== Villages  ====
 
 
 
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*Albany
 
*Amesville
 
*Buchtel
 
*Chauncey
 
 
 
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*Coolville
 
*Glouster
 
*Jacksonville
 
*Trimble
 
 
 
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==== Townships Communities  ====
 
 
 
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*Alexander Township
 
*Ames Township
 
*Athens Township
 
*Bern Township
 
*Canaan Township
 
*Carthage Township
 
*Dover Township
 
 
 
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*Lee Township
 
*Lodi Township
 
*Rome Township
 
*Trimble Township
 
*Troy Township
 
*Waterloo Township
 
*York Township
 
 
 
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==== Unincorporated Communities  ====
 
 
 
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*Beebe
 
*Canaanville
 
*Carbondale
 
*Doanville
 
*Enterprise
 
*Frost
 
*Guysville
 
 
 
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*Hebbardsville
 
*Hockingport
 
*Imperial
 
*Kilvert
 
*Millfield
 
*Mineral
 
*New England
 
 
 
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*New Floodwood
 
*New Marshall
 
*Redtown
 
*Shade
 
*Sharpsburg
 
*Stewart
 
*The Plains
 
  
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==== Record Loss ====
  
*[http://www.seorf.ohiou.edu/~xx125/ Amesville]
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=== Resources  ===
*[http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/athenstowns.htm Athens County Towns]
 
*[http://www.ohiogenealogy.org/athens/ Athens County, Ohio Genealogy and History]. Information linking to the towns and township of Athens County, Ohio.
 
*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/twspbios.htm Athens County, Ohio Township Biographies].
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]]
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==== Biography ====
*[[Meigs County, Ohio|Meigs]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]]
 
*[[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]]
 
*[[Vinton County, Ohio|Vinton]]
 
*[[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]]
 
*[[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood County, West Virginia]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogyohio.htm Athens County Ohio Gravestones Photo Project].
 
*[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogyohio.htm Athens County Ohio Gravestones Photo Project].
  
==== Church ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
*[http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/athenscountychurches.htm Athens County Ohio, Churches]. Churches for Athens County from 1990 census and newspapers.
 
*[http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/athenscountychurches.htm Athens County Ohio, Churches]. Churches for Athens County from 1990 census and newspapers.
  
==== Court ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
*Many&nbsp;Court records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|350846|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.  
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*Many Court records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|350846|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.  
 
*Many&nbsp;Divorce records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|965083|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
 
*Many&nbsp;Divorce records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|965083|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
  
===== Germans  =====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/athens_land_records.htm Athens County, Ohio Early Land Records 1804-1807].
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==== History ====
*Many Land records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|348805|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
 
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
 
*''[http://www.old-yearbooks.com/2y/oh/athens1933/ Athens High School, Athens, Ohio 1933 Arena Yearbook].''  
 
*''[http://www.old-yearbooks.com/2y/oh/athens1933/ Athens High School, Athens, Ohio 1933 Arena Yearbook].''  
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*''{{FHL|243205|title-id|disp=History of Athens County, Ohio }}and incidentally, of the Ohio Land Company and the first setlement of the state at Marietta, with personal and biographical sketches of the early settlers, narratives and pioneer adventures, etc. ''By Charles M. Walker.  
 
*''{{FHL|243205|title-id|disp=History of Athens County, Ohio }}and incidentally, of the Ohio Land Company and the first setlement of the state at Marietta, with personal and biographical sketches of the early settlers, narratives and pioneer adventures, etc. ''By Charles M. Walker.  
 
*Many&nbsp;History records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|367906|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
 
*Many&nbsp;History records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|367906|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Land and Property ====
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/athens_land_records.htm Athens County, Ohio Early Land Records 1804-1807].
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*Many Land records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|348805|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*Genealogy Trails History Group [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/American_Patriots_home.htm Athens County Ohio Young American Patriots 1941-1945]. This site consists of a photo and personal information for each person listed.  
 
*Genealogy Trails History Group [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/American_Patriots_home.htm Athens County Ohio Young American Patriots 1941-1945]. This site consists of a photo and personal information for each person listed.  
 
*Many Military records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|372413|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
 
*Many Military records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|372413|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/oh/ohathens.htm Athens County, Ohio Will Index].  
 
*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/oh/ohathens.htm Athens County, Ohio Will Index].  
 
*Many&nbsp;Probate records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|366236|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
 
*Many&nbsp;Probate records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|366236|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Public Records ====
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==== Repositories ====
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===== Courthouse =====
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*[http://athenscountygovernment.com/coc/ Athens County Clerk of Courts]
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*[http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc54669.php Athens County Courthouse]
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===== Family History Centers =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Athens Ohio Family History Center]] (The Plains)
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===== Libraries =====
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===== Museums =====
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===== Societies =====
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*[http://www.athenshistory.org/Genealogy.htm Athens County Chapter] of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
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*[http://www.athenshistory.org/ Athens County Historical Society &amp; Museum] Athens Ohio
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth =====
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===== Marriage =====
  
 
*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/marriages_home.htm Athens County, Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900].  
 
*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/marriages_home.htm Athens County, Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900].  
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===== Death =====
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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.  
 
*'''[[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.  
 
*[http://opengen.net/usa/states/ohio/vital-record-batch-numbers Ohio Vital Record Batch Numbers by County]. This is a guide to the index of Ohio Vital Records microfilmed and listed at&nbsp;familysearch.org.  
 
*[http://opengen.net/usa/states/ohio/vital-record-batch-numbers Ohio Vital Record Batch Numbers by County]. This is a guide to the index of Ohio Vital Records microfilmed and listed at&nbsp;familysearch.org.  
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*Many&nbsp;Vital records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|346286|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
 
*Many&nbsp;Vital records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|346286|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
  
*[http://www.athenshistory.org/Genealogy.htm Athens County Chapter] of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
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=== Web Sites  ===
*[http://www.athenshistory.org/ Athens County Historical Society &amp; Museum] Athens Ohio
 
 
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Athens Ohio Family History Center]] (The Plains)
 
 
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
  
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Athens|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Athens|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://recordsproject.com/county/ohio/athens.asp Records Project, Athens County Public Record Information].
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/county/ohio/athens.asp Records Project, Athens County Public Record Information].
  
== References  ==
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=== Places ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Cities  ====
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*[[Athens, Ohio|Athens]]
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*Nelsonville
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==== Villages  ====
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*Albany
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*Amesville
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*Buchtel
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*Chauncey
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*Coolville
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*Glouster
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*Jacksonville
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*Trimble
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*Alexander Township
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*Ames Township
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*Athens Township
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*Bern Township
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*Canaan Township
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*Carthage Township
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*Dover Township
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*Lee Township
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*Lodi Township
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*Rome Township
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*Trimble Township
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*Troy Township
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*Waterloo Township
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*York Township
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*Beebe
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*Canaanville
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*Carbondale
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*Doanville
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*Enterprise
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*Frost
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*Guysville
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*Hebbardsville
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*Hockingport
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*Imperial
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*Kilvert
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*Millfield
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*Mineral
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*New England
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*New Floodwood
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*New Marshall
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*Redtown
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*Shade
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*Sharpsburg
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*Stewart
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*The Plains
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*[http://www.seorf.ohiou.edu/~xx125/ Amesville]
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*[http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/athenstowns.htm Athens County Towns]
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*[http://www.ohiogenealogy.org/athens/ Athens County, Ohio Genealogy and History]. Information linking to the towns and township of Athens County, Ohio.
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/twspbios.htm Athens County, Ohio Township Biographies].
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Revision as of 19:40, 9 August 2012

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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1817
1867
1792
1800
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Athens County boundary changes.

Ohio Digital Collections


Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

  • Many Court records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.
  • Many Divorce records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

Land and Property


Maps

Military

Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

Civil War, 1861-1865

  • Civil War service men from Knox County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Knox County.
  • 36th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies B and C
  • 116th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies I and K

War with Spain, 1898-1899

World War I, 1917-1918

World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Probate

  • Athens County, Ohio Will Index.
  • Many Probate records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death


Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

Cities

Villages

  • Albany
  • Amesville
  • Buchtel
  • Chauncey
  • Coolville
  • Glouster
  • Jacksonville
  • Trimble

Townships Communities

  • Alexander Township
  • Ames Township
  • Athens Township
  • Bern Township
  • Canaan Township
  • Carthage Township
  • Dover Township
  • Lee Township
  • Lodi Township
  • Rome Township
  • Trimble Township
  • Troy Township
  • Waterloo Township
  • York Township

Unincorporated Communities

  • Beebe
  • Canaanville
  • Carbondale
  • Doanville
  • Enterprise
  • Frost
  • Guysville
  • Hebbardsville
  • Hockingport
  • Imperial
  • Kilvert
  • Millfield
  • Mineral
  • New England
  • New Floodwood
  • New Marshall
  • Redtown
  • Shade
  • Sharpsburg
  • Stewart
  • The Plains

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Athens County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).

Athens County, Ohio, Reference Materials.