Year County Organized

Although a county may have been established earlier, it did not function as a county until it was organized.  The year shown on this represents the year of organization and the records of the County Recorder should begin in that year.  Since many counties were formed from existing counties, earlier records may exist in the parent county or surrounding counties.  It is possible for a land owner never to have moved, yet various records may show four different counties of residence.

Adams.....1797                                           
Allen.....1831                                               
Ashland.....1846                                           
Ashtabula.....1811                                         
Athens.....1805                                             
Auglaize.....1848                                           
Belmont.....1801                                           
Brown.....1818                                             
Butler.....1803                                              
Carroll.....1833                                             
Champaign.....1805                                       
Clark.....1818                                               
Clemont.....1800                                           
Clinton.....1810                                             
Columbiana.....1803                                      
Coshocton.....1811                                       
Crawford.....1826                                         
Cuyahoga.....1810                                         
Darke.....1817                                              
Defiance.....1845                                          
Deleware.....1808                                         
Erie.....1838                                                 
Fairfield.....1800                                           
Fayette.....1810                                            
Franklin.....1803                                           
Fulton.....1850                                             
Gallia.....1803                                              
Geauga.....1806                                           
Greene.....1803                                            
Guernsey.....1810                                        
Hamilton.....1790                                         
Hancock.....1828                                         
Harden.....1833                                            
Harrison.....1813                                          
Henry.....1834                                              
Highland.....1805                                          
Hocking.....1818                                           
Holmes.....1825                                            
Huron.....1815                                              
Jackson.....1816                                           
Jefferson.....1797
Knox.....1808
Lake.....1840
Lawrence.....1817
Linking.....1808
Logan.....1818
Lorain.....1824
Lucas.....1835
Madson.....1810
Mahoning.....1846
Marion.....1824
Medina.....1815
Meigs.....1819
Mercer.....1824
Miami.....1807
Monroe.....1815
Montgomery.....1803
Morgan.....1819
Morrow.....1848
Muskingum.....1804
Noble.....1851
Ottawa.....1840
Paulding.....1839
Perry.....1818
Pickaway.....1810
Pike.....1815
Portage.....1808
Preble.....1808
Putnam.....1834
Richland.....1913
Ross.....1796
Sandusky.....1820
Scioto.....1803
Seneca.....1824
Shelby.....1819
Stark.....1809
Summit.....1840
Trumbulll.....1800
Truscarawas.....1808
Union.....1820
Van Wert.....1837
Vinton.....1850
Warren.....1803
Washington.....1788
Wayne.....1812
Williams.....1824
Wood.....1820
Wyandot.....1846



             OHIO MAP IN 1803 WHEN THE STATE WAS ADMITTED TO THE UNION

Statehood and the State Capitals

On March 1, 1803, Ohio became the 17th State to enter the Union.  It's entry was based upon the Northwest Ordinance, the Enabling Act of April 30, 1802, and the Ohio Constitution, adopted Nov. 29, 1802. 
Edward Tiffin was elected the first Governor of Ohio on January 11, 1803, and took the oath of office March 3, 1803.
   The State Capital was in Chillicothe, 1803-1810; Zanesville, 1810-1812; Chillicothe, 1812 to Oct. 1816, when the State Offices moved to Columbus.

                                  
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