Welcome to Adams County, Ohio GenWeb Project
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Adams County, Ohio GenWeb Project

Peebles Post Office - PostcardHello, my name is Pauli Driver Smith. I am the county coordinator for the Adams County, Ohio GenWeb Project pages. I'm really excited to be to be a part of the Ohio GenWeb Project, and am working hard to developing my site into a comprehensive place where we can all share our Adams County, Ohio genealogy, history, and personal histories. I can't do this without you! If you are willing to transcribe records or have family records you would like to submit, please contact me.

On July 10, 1797, Adams County, named in honor of the incumbent President, John Adams, became the seventh county of the Northwest Territory and the third in what was to become the State of Ohio. As of 2010, the population was 28,550. Originally the county included what is now, Pike, Ross, Fayette, Pickaway, Madison, Franklin, Union, and Delaware counties, as well as parts of Scioto, Highland, Brown, Clinton, Fairfield, Clark, Champaigne, Hardin, Marion, Morrow, Knox, and Licking Counties. As these new counties were created, Adams County was eventually reduced to its present size.

Adams County is bordered on its sides by, Brown, Highland, Pike, and Scioto Counties. To the south (across the Ohio River) the county is bordered by Lewis and Mason Counties in Kentucky.

What's New: I will try to keep this page up to let you know what new goodies I've added since my last update. No promises, Sometimes I just get into the "zone" and just start adding stuff. By the time I'm finished, I have no idea where all of it is. :-)

We now have a Facebook Group for people researching their roots in Adams County, Ohio. Come join us, share your brick walls, upload photos and documents, and tell your family story. You can find us at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/102546819867304/

There are also Facebook groups for neighboring Brown County, Ohio, Lewis County, Kentucky, and Mason County, Kentucky.


Townships/Communities Look Ups Maps Out of Print Books
Useful Addresses Surnames Old Newspaper Articles History
Useful Links Family Records Photo Albums Bios (offsite)
Public/Vital Records Ohio GenWeb Archives (offsite) Historical Sites/Interest  
Cemeteries Mailing List/Message Boards Facebook Group  
Obituaries Epidemics (history of) Family Genealogy Websites  

OHGenWeb State Coordinator:
Dale Grimm

Asst. State Coordinator:
Joan Asche

Adams County Coordinator:
Pauli Driver Smith


This site was updated on 25 July 2013

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