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Stark County, Ohio
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County Information
Founded February 13, 1808
Named for John Stark, Revolutionary War General known as the "Hero of Bennington"

The county seat is Canton.

Alliance * Canal Fulton * Canton * Louisville * Massillon * North Canton

Canton, Ohio
Public Square in Canton, OH

Beach City * Brewster * East Canton * East Sparta * Hartville * Hills and Dales
Limaville * Magnolia * Minerva * Meyers Lake * Navarre * Waynesburg * Wilmot

Bethlehem * Canton * Jackson * Lake * Lawrence * Lexington * Marlboro
Nimishillen * Osnaburg * Paris * Perry * Pike * Plain * Sandy
Sugar Creek * Tuscarawas * Washington

Census-designated places
Greentown * Perry Heights * Uniontown
Other localities:
Avondale * Cairo * Marchand * Maximo * Middlebranch * New Franklin
North Industry * North Lawrence * Paris * Richville * Robertsville * Waco

Stark County Data


Church Histories

County Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills and Probate Records

Website Updates:
May 2018: obits for MYRES, CASH, REESE, BECHTOL.  Crime news for MAUERER, BEEBE.  biosa for CHESTNUTWOOD, TEEGARDEN.  Marriage announcements for CROFUT-RHODES, WILSON-COXEY, RASOR-LENZ



We're looking to add the transcribed data from the vital records, biographies from the county histories as well as the county history information itself, transcriptions of obituaries, burial data from cemetery trompings and/or readings, the data from military pensions and other service records; enumerations from census years, any newspaper gleanings for the family members including birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices/obits and anything in between - in short, the data you used to build your family tree (rather than the tree itself since we don't have the space or manpower to accept gedcoms and trees)





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Portage County (north)
Mahoning County (northeast)
Columbiana County (east)
Carroll County (southeast)
Tuscarawas County (south)
Holmes County (southwest)
Wayne County (west)
Summit County (northwest)

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