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General Information

Established: 9 February 1807
County Seat: Norwalk


Local Government Records

Counties, townships, and cities all keep records of interest to family historians. Probate Court records include Births and Deaths (first recorded in 1867), marriages, wills, and guardianships. Naturalization records may also be found here as well as in the Court of Common Pleas. For a full listing of offices, see Huron County Guide to Local Government Records.

Researchers interested in contemporary records, or any record not listed here on the CAC's inventories should contact the Huron County Courthouse for more information.


Geographical Names

  • Alfonia
  • Bellevue
  • Berlin
  • Bismarck
  • Boughtonville
  • Bronson
  • Bronson Township
  • Carson
  • Centre Peru
  • Centerton
  • Chicago Junction (now Willard)
  • Clarksfield
  • Clarksfield Township
  • Collins
  • East Clarksfield
  • East Norwalk
  • East Townsend
  • Eldridge
  • Fairfield Township
  • Fitchville
  • Fitchville Township
  • Four Corners
  • Greenfield Township
  • Greenwich
  • Greenwich Station
  • Greenwich Township
  • Groton
  • Hartland
  • Hartland Township
  • Havana
  • Huron C. H. (now Norwalk)
  • Ives
  • Lafayette
  • Lyme
  • Lyme Township
  • Miles
  • Monroeville
  • Morehead
  • New Haven
  • New Haven Township
  • New London
  • New London Township
  • North Fairfield
  • North Fitchville
  • North Monroeville
  • North Norwich
  • Norwalk (was Huron)
  • Norwalk Township
  • Norwich Township
  • Olena
  • Peru
  • Peru Township
  • Pontiac
  • Richmond Township
  • Ridgefield Township
  • Ripley Township
  • Ripleyville
  • Sherman
  • Sherman Township
  • Steuben
  • Townsend Station
  • Townsend Township
  • Wakeman
  • Wakeman Township
  • Weavers Corners
  • West Clarksfield
  • Whitefox
  • Willard (was Chicago, Chicago Junction)
  • Woodford

Active post offices in bold.



Search the BGSU Libraries online catalog for Huron County, Ohio histories and atlases. The following indexes have been compiled and are available for use at the Center for Archival Collections.

  • 1863 to 1900 Burial Records, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroeville, Ohio. [Norwalk, Ohio: Huron County Chapter, OGS, 1989?]. (pOG 3760)
  • 1870 Huron County, Ohio Federal Census Index. Norwalk, Ohio: Huron County Chapter, OGS, 1999. (OG F 497.H8 H876 1999)
  • 1880 Census Index for Huron County, Ohio. Norwalk, Ohio: Huron County Chapter, OGS, [19--] (pOG 3759)
  • Huron County, Ohio Birth Index 1867-1908. [Norwalk, Ohio]: Huron County Chapter, OGS, 1998. (OG F 497.H8 H862 1998)
  • Death Index, Huron County, Ohio, 1867-1908. [Norwalk, Ohio]: Huron County Chapter, OGS, 1998. (OG F 497.H8 D42 1998)
  • Death Index, Huron County, Ohio, 1908-1919. Norwalk, Ohio: Huron County Chapter, OGS, 1999. (pOG 4903)
  • Huron County, Ohio Cemetery Inscriptions. Norwalk, Ohio: Huron County Chapter, OGS, 1997. (OG F 497.H8 O45 1997)
  • Scheuer, Larry . Huron County, Ohio Marriages. Warsaw, Ind.: Scheuer Publications, 1992. (OG F 497.H8 S34 1992)
  • Early Common Pleas Court Naturalizations. Norwalk, Ohio: Huron County Chapter, OGS, 1992. (pOG 4904)
  • Huron County First Families. Norwalk, Ohio: Huron County Chapter, OGS, 1999. (pOG 4901)

Most local government record volumes are indexed at the front of each volume. Some separate indexes have been prepared and form part of the local record series. These include:

  • Administrators' and Executors' Dockets, 1852-1900, 1r (#48)
  • Probate Estates and Guardianships, 1815-1852, 1r (#49)

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Newspapers are useful to genealogical research because of the obituaries and community news appearing in them. The following communities published newspapers with information relating to Huron County residents. To see the CAC's holdings for each title, go to the Guide to Newspaper Holdings, select the letter the city name begins with and scroll down or use your browser's search function to locate the description of the newspapers. Newspapers may also be located at your local public library or at the Ohio Historical Society.

  • Bellevue
  • Greenwich
  • Monroeville
  • New London
  • North Fairfield
  • Norwalk
  • Plymouth
  • Wakeman
  • Willard

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