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County Information
Formed from Muskingum County
On March 15, 1808, Tuscarawas County became the 27th county to be officially recognized by the State of Ohio. Early meetings of the county officials were held in a local tavern and on June 28, 1808, the County Commissioners authorized the building of a two-story structure with a jail on the first floor and county offices on the second. A contract for this log building which also served as a church was given to Peter Minnich for $1,500. It was 30' by 40' and was constructed on lots provided by New Philadelphia founder, John Knisely

Train Depot at New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, OH
Train Depot at New Philadelphia, OH

The county seat is New Philadelphia

Cities

Dover * New Philadelphia * Uhrichsville

Villages
Baltic * Barnhill * Bolivar * Dennison * Gnadenhutten * Midvale * Mineral City
Newcomerstown * Parral * Port Washington * Roswell * Stone Creek * Strasburg
Sugarcreek * Tuscarawas * Zoar

Unincorporated Communities
Dundee * Sandyville * Somerdale * Stillwater * Wainwright

Townships
Auburn * Bucks * Clay * Dover * Fairfield * Franklin * Goshen * Jefferson * Lawrence
Mill * Oxford * Perry * Rush * Salem * Sandy * Sugar Creek * Union
Warren * Warwick * Washington * Wayne * York


Tuscarawas County Data

Church Histories / Records

County Records

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Family Bibles

County History

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School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Sep 2014:  obits for McCONNELL, PHILIPS; Fire news
June 2014: 1883 Pensioners
Mar 2014:  bio for SHANKS, marriage for EMFIELD-WALLICK
Sept 2013:  obits for ECKER, QUANTRELL, BURGLER;  community news; gossip for WILTFONG; crime news for bank robbery; obit for KELLER; bio for GASKILL; 1840 Census of Pensioners
June 2013: YODER bio


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