STARK COUNTY OHIO
1895 Map of Ohio
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Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states
MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS
Stark County Probate Court
Marriage License Division
501 Citizens Bldg.
110 Central Plaza, South
Canton, OH 44702-1413
Clerk Of Courts
Common Pleas - Family Division
Citizens Savings Bldg.
110 Central Plaza S.
6th Floor, Suite 690
Canton, OH 44702-1290
If the divorce happened in Stark County, Ohio contact send SASE to
Mr. Bachman. He will contact The Stark County Records Center and let you know.
Canton City Health Dept
Vital Statistics Division
420 Market Ave North
Canton, OH 44702
Massillon City Health Dept
1 James Duncan Plaza
Massillon, OH 44646
Allliance City Health Dept
P. O. Box 2504
537 East Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Stark County Health Dept
3951 Convience Circle NW
Canton, OH 44718
Stark County District Library
715 Market Ave North
Canton, OH 44702-1080
Guidelines for Research by Mail
Massillon Public Library
208 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, OH 44646
Louisville Public Library
700 Lincoln Ave
Louisville, OH 44641
NOTE: Louisville library has
an index of the St. Louis Church
records on Microfiche.
Stark County was named for General John Stark the "hero of Bennington" in the American Revolution. Mineral resources include coal limestone and marl deposits.
The county seat of Canton is best known as the home of President McKinley. The McKinley tomb is a famous tourist attraction. Today Canton is primarily a steel-industry city. It is the home of professional football and has one of the most modern school systems in the United States.
Manchester was transferred from Stark County to Summit County in 1840.
The original Stark County records (marriage, birth, death, probate,
etc.) are available at the Genealogy Division at the Stark County District Library in Canton, OH. Contact them at by clicking this link for research details.
Industries in the county include; metals, machinery, rubber, stone-clay-glass, food, roller bearings, steel forgings, ceramic tile, fabricated structural steel, dairy products, vegetables, clay, sand and gravel.
Birth & Death Records 1867 to 1908:
---1867-1908 are at the Stark County District Library
---1889-1908 for Massillon only at the Massillon Public Library
Birth & Death Records 1909 to the present:
---Within Canton City Limits are at the Canton City Health Dept
---Within Massillon City Limits are at the Massillon City Health Dept
---Within Alliance City Limits are at the Alliance City Health Dept
---Elsewhere in Stark County are at the Stark County Health Dept
Marriage Records 1809 to Present:
---1809 to 1972 are at the Stark County District Library
---1916 to present with index to same 1858 to present are at the Stark County Probate Court, Marriage License Division
Original Stark County Courthouse Records Housed at the Stark County District Library:
---Common Pleas, General 1809-1852
---Common Pleas, Probate
Birth & death records 1867 to 1908
Executor's Bonds & Letters of Administration Volumes 1 & 2
Guardian Records of Accounts Volumes B to R
Marriage Records 1809 to 1986
Naturalization Records 1861 to 1903
Will Index & Wills 1811 to 1945
---Stark County Recorder
General Index to Deeds 1809 to 1916
Deed Volumes 1809 to 1894
Stark County Range Books
Veterans Grave Registration Cards
Discharge Papers of Civil War Veterans Volumes 1 (Parts 1&2) and 3 (Book) [There is no Volume 2]
The Fairmont Children's Home
(Information is quoted from a flyer.)
"Fairmont Children's Home-Late 1800s to ca 1960
Anyone seeking information may contact (in writing ONLY)
Stark County Department of Job and Family Services
Attn: Children Services Records
221 Third ST SE
Canton, OH 44702
Requests should include a copy of the requestor's photo ID (driver's
MUST SEND COPY OF YOUR PICTURE ID WITH REQUEST
PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE
The Dept of Human Services of Stark County has the liberty of giving out
any information concerning the Fairmont Children's Home, as children were
placed in homes and rarely adopted. Records of the children are on file.
Also, the Columbiana County Juvenile Court Records Center has listings of
Mother's Pensions from 1914 to 1922; 500 cases listed alphabetically, are
in the process of being microfilmed."
Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
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.)
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.