PORTAGE COUNTY OHIO INFO

PORTAGE COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Geauga County

NORTHEAST
Trumbull County

SOUTHEAST
Mahoning County

SOUTH
Stark County

WEST
Summit County


COUNTY INFORMATION

1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

DATE CREATED

1808

PARENT COUNTY

Trumbull

COUNTY SEAT

Ravenna

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Portage County Probate Court
203 W Main St # 301
Ravenna, OH 44266-2761
330-297-3849

Portage Cnty Probate Ct Judge
Ravenna, OH 44266
330-297-3873

Clerk of the Common Pleas Courts
203 W. Main St.
Ravenna, OH 44266
Divorces prior to Sept. 7, 1949 (and after the 1860's) in the state of Ohio are recorded in the office of the county clerk of courts of the county where the divorce was granted (dating back to the creation of the county.) Certified copies - +ACQ-7.00 - Uncertified copies +ACQ-1.10.

Ravenna Health Dept
220 Park Way
Ravenna, OH 44266
330-296-4478

Portage County Health Dept
449 S Meridian St
Ravenna, OH 44266
330-296-9919

Reed Memorial Library
167 E Main St
Ravenna, OH 44266
330-296-2827

Portage County Historical Society
Attention: Betty O'Neil
6549 North Chestnut Street
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
(330)296-3523

Portage County Chapter, OGS
6252 N. Spring Street
Ravenna, OH 44266

Kent Historical Society
Jim Caccamo, director
330-673-2712
E-mail - kenthist@aol.com

Life in the Stones:
Gravestones of Geauga county



OTHER INFORMATION

Portage County is located about 30 miles southeast of Cleveland. The county is an old Indian portage between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers.

The largest city in the county is Kent, home of Kent State University, which became a state university in 1935. Ravenna, named after an Italian city, is the county seat. In Hiram is Hiram College, called Western Reserve Eclectic Institute before 1867. James A. Garfield graduated from here.

Mayor's Office has birth, death & burial records; Probate Judge has marriage & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1820; County Treasurer has land records.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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