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Washington County Ohio
Genealogy Trails Website

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers

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County Information 

Washington County, originally about one-half the territory now included in the State of Ohio, was established by proclamation of Gov. Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory, on the 26th day of July, 1788. Events which led up to this establishment were due to the preserverance of two great men, Gen. Rufus Putnam and Rev. Dr. Manasseh Cutler, the formation and function of the Ohio Company and the passage by the Continental Congress of the "Ordinance of 1787".

courthouse 1907 

County Seat: Marietta, the oldest city in Ohio, founded in 1788.

Belpre * Marietta (county seat)
Beverly * Lower Salem * Lowell * Macksburg * Matamoras
Census-designated places
Devola * Little Hocking * Newport * Reno * Vincent * Waterford

Plus many other unincorporated communities

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County Records


Census Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
May 2018:  Burials in Cemeteries



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Adjacent Counties
Noble County (north)
Monroe County (northeast)
Tyler County, WV (east)
Pleasants County, WV (southeast)
Wood County, WV (south)
Athens County (southwest)
Morgan County (northwest)


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