WOOD COUNTY OHIO
1895 Map of Ohio
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for Large Map)
Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states
MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS
Wood County Courthouse
One Courthouse Square
Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402
Monday - Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Wood County Health Dept
541 W Wooster St
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Wood County District Public Library
251 North Main St
Bowling Green, Ohio 43401
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 9a.m. - 8:30p.m.
Friday 9a.m. - 6p.m.
Saturday 9a.m. - 5p.m.
Sunday 1p.m. - 5p.m.
Local History, 2nd Floor
Wood County Chapter of the
Ohio Genealogical Society
Chapter Workroom, located in the former Jail
--Courthouse Square, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402
--P.O. Box 722, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402-0722
--Local History Department, B.G. Library
251 N Main St
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to Noon
Staffed by Chapter members
Center for Archival Collections
Bowling Green State University
Jerome Library, 5th Floor
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Family History Center
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
SR #795, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
Wood County is one of the largest counties in the state. Colonel Wood was an engineer in the War of 1812, who built Fort Meigs. The fort was beseiged by Indians and the British many times but repulsed every attack.
Bowling Green, the county seat, was founded in 1834. It housed the State Normal School in 1914, which became the state supported Bowling Green State University.
Soybeans, corn, cattle, calves and wheat are the agricultural products in Wood County. Other industries include; stone-clay-glass, machinery, food, transportation equipment, rubber, glass and automotive stampings.
Clerk of Courts has divorce records from 1851 & civil court records; Probate Judge has birth records to 1908, marriage & death records; Health Department has birth records from 1908. The Probate Court has records of marriages, estates, guardianships, plus 1867-1908 births and deaths. The Recorder's Office has land deeds, mortgages, as well as veteran discharges and burials. The Clerk of Courts keeps divorces and civil court files. The Auditor's Office maintains old tax records.
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.