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Franklin County
Founded: April 30, 1803
County Seat: Columbus
Largest city: Columbus

The county was established on April 30, 1803, less than two months after Ohio became a state, and was named after Benjamin Franklin. It originally extended all the way north to Lake Erie before Ohio subdivided further into more counties.
It is the state capital of Ohio.

Townships
Blendon -- Brown -- Clinton -- Franklin
Hamilton -- Jackson -- Madison -- Mifflin
Norwich -- Perry -- Plain -- Pleasant
Sharon -- Truro -- Washington

Cities and Towns

Bexley -- Columbus -- Dublin -- Gahanna
Grandview Heights -- Grove City -- Hilliard
Pickerington -- Reynoldsburg --
Upper Arlington -- Westerville -- Whitehall
Worthington

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Franklin County Data

County Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
July 2015:  History book: Perry Twp, Brown Twp and Columbus;  History of Penitentiary, churches, cemeteries; obits for HEVEY, MENDENHALL, ULRY
Dec 2014:  crime news re: PHINNEY;  bio for NEEDELS; chapters 41-44 of the 1858 history book
Sept 2014:  chapters 3-28, 32-34, 38-40 of the 1858 history book; Burials in cemeteries:  ASBURY, COX, EDWARDS, GANDER, GROVEPORT, MENNONITE, GRAY, HENDREN, HOPEWELL, HUDDLE, KILE, KRAMER, MIDDLETOWN, TUSSING, POWELL, RAREY, STEVENSON, TRURO, VANDEMARK, LUTHERAN & REFORMED, UNION GROVE, WELTON, WHIMS
June 2014:  bio for BARR; obits for CLAPP, BAKER
Mar 2014:  bio for CONLON, GALLOWAY, obit for PLATT; 1883 pensioners; Worthington Female Seminary Class of 1839-40; 1808 Battalion Muster roll from Worthington

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