Clark County

Records are arranged by county, municipality, township, school district, and federal records and then alphabetically by office of origin. For records located off-site, please call (937) 775-2092 at least one week in advance to allow time for retrieval.

County Records

Record Title Date Span Format
Auditor
Assessors' Returns of Personal Property 1846, 1851, 1863 3 volumes (off-site)
Blind Relief Record 1906-1936 MFM
Burial of Ex-Union Soldiers 1884-1913 MFM
Chattel Tax Lists 1845-1900 75 volumes (1845-1883 are off-site)
Common School Funds 1832-1833 1 folder
Correspondence 1820-1827 1 folder
Coupons Redeemed 1858-1859 volume (off-site)
Delinquent Chattel Tax Lists 1849-1853 volume (off-site)
Election Results 1830-1838 1 folder
Enumeration of Deaf & Dumb 1822 MFM
Enumeration of Deaf & Dumb German Twp 1864 MFM
Enumeration of Householders 1827-1832 MFM
Enumeration of Householders 1827-1833 1 folder
Enumeration of Soldiers & Sailors 1865-1900 MFM
Enumeration of White Unmarried Youth 1829-1833 4 folders
Enumeration of White Youth 1829-1833 MFM
Militia Rolls for Bethel Twp 1864 MFM
Militia Rolls for Bethel Twp 1864 1 folder
Mothers' Pension Record 1915-1936 volume
Official Letter & Documents Record 1839-1851 volume (off-site)
Railroad Assessment Record 1863-1872 volume (off-site)
Real Estate Tax List 1833, 1836, 1838-1850 20 volumes (off-site)
Sale of Lots & Town Lands 1851 volume (off-site)
School District Boundaries 1828-1834 1 folder
School Enumerations 1925-1968 RC box
School Fund Record (scattered) 1836-1894 4 volumes (off-site)
School Land Sales 1829-1846 volume (off-site)
Soldiers' Burial Record 1913-1928 MFM
Soldiers' Relief Commission Minutes 1887-1903 2 volumes
Soldiers' Relief Record 1888-1923 4 volumes
Tax Apportionment/Settlement 1820-1838 2 folders
Tax Lists by Township 1820-1828 15 folders
Board of Elections
Sample Ballots 1932-1973 2 boxes
Child Welfare Board
Pamphlet Boy-Girl Relationships 1949 1 folder
Children's Home
Death Records 1878-1927 MFM
Indenture Records 1878-1913 MFM
Indenture Records 1878-1913 MFM
Monthly Movement of Children 1917-1927 MFM
Receipts & Expenditures 1886-1887, 1912-1962 10 volumes (off-site)
Record of Inmates 1878-1917 MFM
Trustees' Minutes 1878-1914 2 volumes (off-site)
Trustees' Minutes 1914-1965 6 volumes (off-site)
Trustees' Minutes (scattered) 1878-1920 MFM
Visitors' Register 1878-1917 MFM
Clerk of Courts
Chancery Records 1820-1855 3 MFM
Circuit Court Appearance Docket (scattered) 1885-1913 3 volumes (off-site)
Circuit Court Law Record 1885-1912 3 volumes (off-site)
Circuit Court Minutes 1885-1912 4 volumes (off-site)
Common Pleas Civil Docket 1821-1852 MFM
Common Pleas Civil Minutes 1820-1854 4 MFM
Common Pleas Index to Complete Record 1818-1906 MFM
District Court Appearance Docket 1866-1885 2 volumes (off-site)
District Court Chancery Record 1852-1860 volume (off-site)
District Court Law Record 1853-1883 3 volumes (off-site)
District Court Minutes 1852-1884 volume
Justice of Peace Commissions 1889-1956 volume (off-site)
Justice of the Peace Returns 1837-1848 2 volumes (off-site)
Naturalizations 1st & 2nd Papers 1856-1877 MFM
Naturalizations 1st Papers 1856-1873 MFM
Naturalizations 2nd Papers 1856-1877 MFM
Platbook of County Lines 1879-1885 volume
Railroad Police Commission 1885-1928 volume (off-site)
Supreme Court Chancery Record 1821-1851 MFM
Supreme Court Law Record 1819-1850 2 volumes (off-site)
Supreme Court Minutes 1819-1851 2 volumes (off-site) & MFM
Commissioners
Bids & Contracts (scattered) 1860-1960 box
Improvement Schedule County Courthouse 1821 1 folder
Improvement Schedule Courthouse Square 1830 1 folder
Mad River Bridge Plane 1832 1 folder
Miscellaneous Activity Book 1859-1872 volume (off-site)
Road Surveys 1820-1838 11 folders
Subscription List for Bridge Timber 1857 1 folder
County Home
Annual Reports 1838, 1914-1963 7 folders
Daily Movement of Population 1913-1960 2 folders & hollinger box
Director's Minutes 1893-1904 MFM
Emergency Fund Record 1911-1934 volume (off-site)
Expenditures & Receipts (scattered) 1863-1966 6 volumes
Minutes of Directors 1893-1904 volume (off-site)
Pay Patients Accounts 1914-1934 volume (off-site)
Record of Inmates 1836-1924 MFM
Relief Record 1913-1920 volume (off-site)
Health Department
Annual Reports 1966 1 folder
Probate Court
Birth Records 1867-1908 2 MFM
Death Records 1867-1908 1 MFM
Final Record 1852-1930 microfiche
Inventory of Personal Property 1818-1824 volume (off-site)
Marriage Records 1818-1946 20 MFM
Naturalizations 1861-1879 MFM
Naturalizations 1st & 2nd Papers 1879-1906 MFM
Naturalizations 1st Papers 1861-1880 MFM
Records of Appointment 1891-1952 microfiche
Records of Inventory/Sales Bills 1823-1957 microfiche
Will Records 1956-1964 microfiche
Recorder
Deeds (samples) 1837-1954 box
Soldiers' Relief Commission
Burial Record 1884-1918 MFM
Minutes 1887-1951 2 MFM
Treasurer
Enumeration of Soldiers & Sailors 1865-1900 MFM
Soldiers' Relief Record (scattered) 1912-1916, 1918-1934 2 volumes
Tuberculosis Sanatorium
Cash Book 1918-1934 4 volumes (off-site)
Daily Roll Book (scattered) 1933-1946 7 volumes (off-site)
Expenditures & Receipts (scattered) 1920-1957 4 volumes (off-site)
Laboratory Reports 1928-1937 volume
Patients Register 1910-1929 MFM
Petty Cash Book 1918-1934 volume (off-site)
Treatment Record 1928, 1941-1944 2 volumes
Trustees' Minutes 1935-1965 3 MFM

Municipalities Records

Record Title Date Span Format
Springfield
Unprocessed n.d. 2 boxes
Board of Health
Health Order Book 1866-1869 3 volumes
Minutes/Ordinances/Resolutions 1903-1914 volume
Board of Public Affairs
Journal 1891-1903 5 volumes
Record of Sewer Permits 1884-1898 2 volumes
Board of Public Safety
Minutes 1903-1913 6 volumes
City Clerk
Unprocessed n.d. 3 boxes
City Manager
Annual Reports 1926-1928 2 folders
Correspondence - Unprocessed n.d. 12 boxes
Journal 1914-1960 6 volumes
Reports - Unprocessed n.d. 2 boxes
Unprocessed n.d. 7 boxes
Clerk of Commission
Account Ledger 1873-1882 2 volume
Annual Financial Report 1927 1 folder
Annual Reports - Newspaper Version 1959 1 folder
Board of Control Minutes 1910-1913 volume
Board of Tax Commissioners' Minutes 1883-1903 volume
Building Permits 1879-1896 2 folders
Certificates of Election 1834-1887 21 folders
Charter Commission Minutes 1913 volume
City Charter 1913, 1916 1 folder
City Commission Minutes 1914-1926 3 MFM
City Council Journal 1850-1913 23 volumes
City Council Minutes 1906-1913 MFM
Corporation Funds Cash Book 1832-1851 volume
Cyclone Suffers Committee Records 1892-1983 3 folders
Election Abstracts of Votes 1854-1905 4 folders
Election Files 1869-1897 6 folders
Election Judges List of New Voters 1877 volume
Employees' Performance Bond Record 1887-1906 volume
Enumerations 1849-1862 1 folder
Hospital Commission Minutes 1898-1932 5 volumes
Hospital Trustees Minutes 1940-1954 3 volumes
Informal Minutes 1984-1985 2 volumes
Ledger of Fund Accounts 1860-1879 3 volumes
Ledger of Various Fund Accounts 1893-1895 volume
List of Registered Electors 1892 volume
Militia Enumerations, Rolls, and Bounties 1863-1865 2 hollinger box
Minutes of Council 1827-1834, 1838 8 folders
Mitchell-Thomas Hospital History 1902 1 folder
Notices to Saloon Keepers 1877-1900 volume
Order Book 1834-1851 volume
Order Book Stubs (scattered) 1853-1866 4 volumes
Ordinances 1850-1860 18 folders
Ordinances 1850-1915 5 MFM
Park Board Trustees Minutes 1898-1924 MFM
Payroll Record 1875-1881 volume
Poll Books & Tally Sheets . 1833-1905, n.d 15 boxes
Public Library Trustees Annual Reports 1874-1890 1 folder
Record of In-Lots and Out-Lots 1853 volume
Register of Appointments/Promotions 1903-1929 2 volumes
Register of Licenses Issued 1907-1909 volume
Register of Names and Addresses n.d. volume
Register of Orders Paid 1882-1889 volume
Register of Orders Paid Out of Treasury 1874-1882 volume
Register of Receipts into Treasury 1874-1882 volume
Rental of City Hall and Armory 1869-1906 4 volumes
Resolutions 1880-1911 box
School Administrative Files 1850-1904 4 folders
School Managers Reports1 1848-1853, 1908 folder
Service Record 1903-1933 10 volumes
Sinking Fund Trustees' Journal 1926-1945 volume
Snyder Park Payroll 1896-1908 2 volumes
Statements of Registered Voters Ward 5 1877 volume
Street and Alley Grades 1879-1883 1 folder
Street Assessment Cash Book 1894-1898 volume
Street Assessment Ledger 1893-1902 volume
Street Commission Employees 1889-1896 volume
Street Hands Payroll 1900-1906 2 volumes
Street Paving Ledger 1895-1897 volume
Summary Minutes 1983-1985 4 volumes
Teachers' Reports 1848-1854 11 folders
Traffic Commission Record 1942-1944 volume
Treasury Investment fund Trustees 1942-1947 volume
Unprocessed 1829-1869 14 boxes
Unprocessed n.d. 63 boxes
Zoning Ordinances 1948 1 folder
Engineer
Appropriation Reports 1950-1951 2 volumes
Blueprints n.d. 1 folder
Greenmount Cemetery Correspondence 1913-1914 1 folder
Greenmount Cemetery Map n.d. volume
Greenmount Cemetery Permits 1863-1902 volume
Greenmount Cemetery Records 1885 1 folder
Greenmount Owners Burials 1863-1902 volume
Project Reports 1936-1982 23 volumes & 1 box
Street Plans/Grades 1880-1883 1 folder
Finance Department
Annual Budget 1968 1 folder
Fire Department
Annual Reports 1915-1951 box
Auxiliary Firemen's Class Record 1900-1910 volume
Fire and Police Commission Journal 1891-1903 volume
Fire and Police Commission Ledger 1891-1903 volume
Fire Records 1942-1943 23 volumes
List of Horses Owners 1887 volume
Payroll Record 1881-1907 5 volumes
Record of Inhalation Calls 1938-1948 volume
Supply Ledger 1908-1913, 1939-1951 2 volumes
Health Department
Annual Reports 1970-1971 1 folder
Mayor's Court
City Affidavits 1867 volume
State Affidavits 1866-1867 2 volumes
Municipal Court
Police Court Docket 1910-1911, 1913 2 volumes
Police Court Journal 1916-1917, 1920-1921 2 volumes
Police Court Judges Docket 1925-1926 volume
Police Department
Annual Reports 1965-1970 2 folders
Arrest Record 1889-1961 4 volumes
Daily Activity Record 1926-1927 volume
Daily Record of Complaints 1910-1924 4 boxes & 2 volumes
Daily Record of Complaints Index 1909-1927 3 volumes
Newspaper Scrapbooks 1920-1939 volume
Relief/Pension Fund Laws 1945 1 folder
Sanborn Map Company
City Maps Volume 1-2 1928-1952 6 volumes
Urban Renewal Department
Community Renewal Program Report 1961 2 folders

Townships Records

Record Title Date Span Format

Bethel Township

Justice of Peace
Civil Docket 1895-1919, 1950-1955 2 volumes
Criminal & Civil Docket 1876-1919 volume
Criminal Docket 1857-1896, 1950-1955 2 volumes
Record Book c.a. 1869-1883 1 volume
Treasurer
Ledger 1896 volume
Justice of Peace
Civil Docket 1945-1953 volume
Criminal Docket 1946-1949 2 volumes
Marriage Records 1946-1957 volume

Green Township

Justice of Peace
Civil Docket (scattered) 1856-1956 2 volumes

Mad River Township

Justice of Peace
Criminal Docket 1946-1952 volume

Moorefield Township

Justice of Peace
Criminal Docket 1946-1965 volume

Pike Township

Justice of Peace
Criminal Docket 1845-1889 volume

Springfield Township

Clerk of Trustees
Poor Relief Record (scattered) 1889-1919 8 volumes
Justice of Peace
Civil Docket (scattered) 1903-1925 15 volumes
Criminal Docket 1908-1925 3 volumes
Criminal Docket 1917-1920 volume

School Records

Record Title Date Span Format

Selma Special District

Board of Education
Course of Study/Rules 1905 1 folder

Springfield

Board of Education
Minutes (scattered) 1858-1965 4 volumes

Federal Records

Record Title Date Span Format
U.S. Census for Ohio - Clark County 1820-1930 12 MFM