Clark County, Ohio Genealogy

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County Courthouse


Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

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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.


Local Histories



Civil War



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

Phone:(937) 521-1845 Fax:(937) 328-2589 Email: Website:[1]

Genealogical resources available:

BIRTH RECORDS Births recorded in Clark County from 1867 to August 1908, are indexed in our card file.

DEATH RECORDS Deaths recorded in Clark County from 1867 to August 1908, are also indexed in our card file.

MARRIAGE RECORDS Marriage records date from 1818 to the present. The records from 1818 to 1867 are indexed in four red volumes compiled by the Ohio State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The records from 1867 to the present are all indexed in the card file according to the man's last name.

NATURALIZATION RECORDS Naturalization records from March 20, 1861, to March 5, 1904, are available for you to see on microfilm here in the Court, however the index is located at the Clerk of Courts Office, Common Pleas Court. All records after March 5, 1904 are located at the Clerk of Courts Office, Common Pleas Court, 101 N. Limestone St. Springfield, Ohio 45502 (937) 521.1687.

ESTATE RECORDS Estate records date from 1818 to the present. All records from 1818 to 1985 are on microfilm here in the Court. All the original files for these records are stored at the Clark County Historical Society. All of the records from 1985 to the present are here in the Court.

Additional Information:

The Probate Court is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Court is not open on Saturdays or holidays. We are located in the County Offices/Municipal Court Building, 50 East Columbia Street, Springfield, Ohio 45502.

All of our records, with the exception of confidential matters (adoption and mental illness cases), are available for you to research personally. We will, upon written request, make copies of birth, marriage, death, and estate records. There is a $3.00 research fee for each name requested. We are not staffed to do extensive genealogical research. However, and at your request, we refer all of these inquiries to experienced researchers in this area.


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)