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County Information
Founded: May 1, 1803
County Seat: Xenia
Largest city: Beavercreek

Named for General Nathanael Greene, an officer in the Revolutionary War.
When Ohio was admitted to the Union in 1803, Greene County stretched from Clinton County on the south to the then north line of the state. Its present boundaries were finalized in 1819.

The oldest settlement in Greene County appears to have been Old Chillicothe (now Old Town), a village of the Shawnee Indians, which had a peak population of 1100 persons around 1779. The first white settlement in Greene County was founded by John Wilson and his sons, Amos, John, George and Daniel, who each built a log shelter at Clio (now Ferry) in the southwest corner of the county in 1796.
[sources: wikipedia and the Greene County, OH government site]

Covered Bridge
Covered Bridge, Massie's Creek

Cities, Towns and other Municipalities
* Beavercreek * Bellbrook * Bowersville * Cedarville * Centerville (part)
* Clifton (part) * Fairborn * Huber Heights (part) * Jamestown
* Kettering (part) * Spring Valley * Xenia * Yellow Springs
* Shawnee Hills * Wilberforce * Wright-Patterson Air Force Base * Byron


Townships
* Bath * Beavercreek * Caesarscreek * Cedarville * Jefferson
* Miami * New Jasper * Ross * Silvercreek * Spring Valley
* Sugarcreek * Xenia


Records Information:

The Greene County Combined Health District maintains all birth and death records from 1909 to present.
All documents recorded prior to 1909 are located at the Greene County Records Center and Archives.

WILLS:
Will and Estate records prior to 1998 are maintained by the Greene County Records Center and Archives.
Will and estate records for the years 1998 to the present are maintained by The Greene County Probate Court.


DEEDS:
The Greene County Records Center and Archives maintains all deed records from 1804 to 1864.
Deeds from 1865 to the present are maintained in the Greene County Recorder's Office.


Greene County Data

Birth Records

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
June 2014:  EASTON-LOW marriage announcement
Mar 2014:  1883 Pensioners; obit for MARTIN, MONTGOMERY, bios for FRAZER, DRAKE
Nov 2013:  MARTIN obit
Sept 2013:  1840 Census of Pensioners; Gossip news for ALLISON
July 2013: BRANDOM bio; obits for SHRACK, GORDON, REID
June 2013: McFARLAND obit
Mar 2013: SMITH bio; Marriage announcement for WILKINS-SAVILLE; Crime news for HUDSON/DAVIS

Previous Updates:
Cemeteries-added names of burials; Marriage Announcements; Death Certificate information for JAMESON added.


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