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Athens County, OH, Reference Materials

This is a collection of reference materials on Athens County, OH, which may be useful to the Meigs County researcher. After each entry is a list of some institutions that have the item in their catalog. A list of institution abbreviations is at the end of the page. Additions and corrections to this list are welcome.

CEMETERY RECORDS
CENSUS
CHURCH RECORDS
COURT RECORDS
GENEALOGIES
HISTORIES
MAPS
MILITARY RECORDS
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
NEWSPAPERS
VITAL RECORDS
INSTITUTIONAL ABBREVIATIONS

CEMETERY RECORDS

/ Cemetary [sic] records of counties in Ohio. / [n.p., n.d.] / 1 v. / ... --Athens County. ... --Gallia County. ... --Meigs County. ... WSU

Greiner, Grace Jeffers. / Cemetery records of Athens and Meigs Counties / Guysville, Ohio : G.J. Greiner, c1986- v. ; 28 cm. / Contents: bk. 1. St. John's Catholic Cemetery ; Barnhill Cemetery ; Orange (Christian) Cemetery ; Vanderhoof (Baptist) Cemetery ; Hoffman Cemetery ; Pierce (?) Cemetery ; Asbury (Methodist) Cemetery ; Brick Cemetery ; Bentz Cemetery -- bk. 2. Cemetery records of Carthage, Lodi, and Rome Twps., Athens County, Ohio: Fairview Cemetery, Carthage Twp. ; Wyer Cemetery, Rome Twp. ; Carthage Cemetery, Carthage Twp. ; Bethany Cemetery, Rome Twp ; Buck Cemetery, Carthage Twp. ; South Canaan Cemetery, Lodi Twp. ; Lottridge Cemetery, Carthage Twp. ; Greiner Farms Cemetery, Carthage Twp. ; Cooley (Glazier) Cem., Carthage Twp. / compiled by Grace Jeffers Greiner and Robert & Shirley Harper. (Cont.) bk. no. 3. Cemeteries of Troy Township, Athens Co., Ohio: Torch Baptist Cemetery ; Hockingport Cemetery ; Stewart Cemetery ; "New" Ireland Community Church Cemetery ; Old Frost Cemetery / readings by Robert and Shirley Harper ; compiled, edited, and published by Grace Jeffers Greiner -- bk. no. 4. Cemeteries of Troy Township, Athens Co., Ohio: Torch Methodist Cemetery -- Weatherby Cemetery -- Bethel Methodist Cemetery -- Humphrey Cemetery -- White's Chapel Cemetery -- Troy Baptist Cemetery -- Frame Cemetery -- Cooley Cemetery-- Goebel Cemetery ACPL CIN HOU LDS OU (Book 1) SLO

Howard, Scotty. / Beech Grove, Maxwell cemeteries, Trimble Twp., Athens Co., Ohio / Athens, Ohio : Howard, 1983. / 25, [6], 5, [1] l. : map ; 28 cm. / With indexes prepared by Beverly Schumacher. "Maxwell cemetery, Trimble Twp., Athens, Co., is also known as Walnut Grove Cemetery." OU SLO

Levering, Rita. / Athens County, Ohio Ames Township cemetery inscriptions / Athens, Ohio (65 North Court Street, Athens 45701) : Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1994. / 138 p. : maps ; 28 cm. / Includes indexes. OU SLO

Schumacher, Beverly. / Athens County, Ohio, cemeteries / with township maps from "Athens County, Ohio" by W.E. Peters, 1947. / Athens, OH (65 North Court St., Athens 45701) : Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1991. / 55 p. : maps ; 28 cm. OSU OU

Shellman, Eurless. / Bern township cemeteries, Athens County Ohio / Athens, Ohio : Athens County Historical Society and Museum, Athens County Genealogical Chapter O.G.S., 1995. / 102, 12 leaves ; 28 cm. / Includes index. Sand Rock Cemetery -- Weslyan (New Bethel) -- Spruce Run (Broadwell) -- Mount Herman -- Gibson (Abandoned) -- Hague (Abandoned) OU

Whiteman, Jane. / Athens County, Ohio, cemetery records / Tulsa, OK (4743 S. Tacoma, Tulsa 74107) : J. Whiteman, c1983. / 89 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. Includes index. OSU OU SLO


CENSUS

Davis, Mary A. / Athens County, Ohio, index to the 1900 federal census / Athens, OH (65 North Court St., Athens 45701) : Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1988. / iii, 95 p. ; 28 cm. OSU OU

Schumacher, Beverly. / Athens County, Ohio, index to the 1830 federal census / Athens, OH : Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1983. / 14 leaves ; 28 cm. Cover title: Index to the 1830 census, Athens County, Ohio. OSU

Schumacher, Beverly. / Athens County, Ohio index to the 1870 federal census / Athens, Ohio (65 North Court Street, Athens 45701) : Athens / County Historical Society & Museum, 1984. / iii, 69 p. ; 28 cm. OSU OU SLO

Schumacher, Beverly. / Athens County, Ohio index to the 1880 federal census / Athens, Ohio (65 North Court Street, Athens 45701) : Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1984. / iii, 85 p. ; 28 cm. OSU OU

Whiteman, Jane. / 1820 Athens County, Ohio census : featuring an every name index and genealogical research notes / Stuttgart, AR : Whiteman, c1990. / 57 p. : map, facsim. ; 28 cm. Includes index. Includes bibliographic references (p. 43-44) OU

Whiteman, Jane. / 1850 Athens County, Ohio census / Dresden, TN : Whiteman, c1978. / ca. 300 p. : map ; 28 cm. Includes index. OU SLO

Whiteman, Jane. / 1850 Athens County, Ohio census / Corrected ed. Stuttgart, Ark. : Whiteman, c1984. / 227, 42 p. : map ; 28 cm. Corrects errors of transcription, typing, and spelling in the 1978 ed. and includes a new everyname index. Some inserted and re-typed material dated 1993 and 1994. Includes index. OU

See also: Bowman, Mary L., "Abstracts and extracts from Athens County, Ohio newspapers, 1890", under Miscellaneous Records. Burdette, Elizabeth Y., "Athens County, Ohio : three townships, Carthage - Rome - Troy, including the 1850 U. S. census and family notes", under Histories.


CHURCH RECORDS
COURT RECORDS
GENEALOGIES

/ Biography of Francis Marion Selby, born December 19, 1856, Athens County, Ohio. / Marietta, Ohio : Privately printed, 1934. / 46 p. front. (port.) 24 cm. OU

Morrison, Patricia Hewitt. / From the Potomac to the Columbia : the Camby or Cambe family / Patricia Hewitt Morrison. Yorba Linda, CA (5041 Stone Canyon Ave., Yorba Linda 92686) : Shumway Family History Services, c1994. / xvi, 430 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-355) and indexes. SUT

Schumacher, Beverly. / Athens County family history, 1987 / [Athens, Ohio?] : Athens Ancestree ; Marceline, MO : Walsworth, c1987. / viii, 308 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. / Includes index. OSU OU SLO

Schwarz-Sprik, Barbara. / Barstow, Chevalier, Hetzer, Reed : pioneer families of Washington, Athens, Meigs counties, Ohio / Wayland, Mich. (532 North Main St., Wayland 49348) : B. Schwarz- Sprik, c1994. 111, [5] p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 28 cm. OU


HISTORIES

/ Athens on the move : the city, the county, its people : a stop action look at Athens beyond the midway point of its second century / Athens, Ohio : Athens National Bank, [1972] / [32] p., 1 fold. leaf of plates : ill., ports. ; 29 cm. / Text by James Anastas. Cover title: Athens : the city, the county, the people. OU

Blower, James Girard. / A brief history of Trimble Township. Athens County, Ohio, its town, villages and people. / [Akron, 1966?] / 120 p. illus., ports., map. 29 cm. / Includes Supplement, Graduates of Glouster High School, 1925-1967 --Burr Oak Dam, inserted at end. [Berea, Ohio?] Berea Publishing Co. [1968?] [16] p. illus., ports., map. 29 cm. OU

Burdette, Elizabeth Y. / Athens County, Ohio : three townships, Carthage - Rome - Troy, including the 1850 U. S. census and family notes. / Akron, Ohio : Burdette, 1973. / 81, 91, 3, 3, 4, 2, 3, 3, 3, 6 leaves ; 29 cm. OU

Hildreth, Samuel P. / Biographical and historical memoirs of the early pioneer settlers of Ohio : with narratives of incidents and occurrences in 1775 / H. W. Derby, Cincinnati : 1852. 539 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. / Publications Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio ; v. 2 ACPL AKR BGU CWRU KSU MIA OBR OSU OU SLO SUT UCB WSU

Martzolff, Clement Luther. / A brief history of Athens County, Ohio / Athens, O., The author, 1916. / 40 p. illus. 19 cm. OU SLO

Perdreau, Connie. / A black history of Athens County and Ohio University / [Athens, Ohio: Ohio University, 1988.] / 7 p. ; 22 cm. OU

Peters, William E. / Athens County, Ohio. / [Athens?] 1947- / v. illus., ports., maps (part col.) facsims. 24 cm. BGU HOCK KSU MIA OU

Tipton, J. C. / Athens County illustrated / progress of one hundred years. Centennial souvenir edition, Messenger and Herald. / Athens, Ohio : [s.n.] 1897. / 93 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 by 31 cm. / At head of title: 1797 - May - 1897. OU

Tipton, J. C. / Athens County illustrated : progress of one hundred years, centennial souvenir edition, Messenger and Herald, Athens, Ohio / Athens, Ohio : Athens County Historical Society and Museum, 1985 [Evansville, Ind. : Whipporwill Publications] / 102 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 by 30 cm. / At head of title: 1797 - May - 1897. Facsimile reproduction of 1897 edition, with added index compiled by Athens County Historical Society, Beverly Schumacher and Marvin Fletcher, editors. HOCK OSU OU SLO

Walker, Charles Manning. / History of Athens County, Ohio, and, incidentally, of the Ohio land company and the first settlement of the state at Marietta, with personal and biographical sketches of the early settlers, narratives of pioneer adventures, etc.,. Cincinnati, R. Clarke & co., 1869. / 1 p.l., viii, 600 p. front., ports., fold. map. 25 cm. MARU SUT


MAPS

/ Athens County Ohio 1984 plat book. / La Porte, Ind. : Town & Country Publishing, c1983. / 56 p. : maps ; 28 cm. / Cover title. Includes index. OU

/ Highway map of Athens County, Ohio. / [Athens County, Ohio] : County Engineer, 1967. / Description: 1 map ; 20 x 24 in. / Scale [ca. 1:85,000] Indexed. UCB

Centennial Atlas Association. / The centennial atlas of Athens County, Ohio. Containing complete maps of the county ... with a general history of the county / [Athens] Ohio University Press, 1975. / Description: 146 p., 18 maps, illus. 32cm. / Reprint of the 1905 ed. published by the Centennial Atlas Association. SUT

Great Mid-Western Publishing Company. / Athens county, Ohio 1981 plat directory. / Dayton, Ohio : Great Mid-Western Publishing Co., Inc., 1981. / 56 p. : maps ; 28 cm. / Cover title. Cadastral maps of townships, scale 1 3/4 inch equals approx. 1 mile. Includes index. OU

Kenney, Frank J. / 1986 Athens County atlas. / Athens, Ohio, 1987. / v, 40 leaves : ill., maps. Thesis (M.A.)--Ohio University, March, 1987. OU

Lake, D. J. / Atlas of Athens Co., Ohio, from actual surveys by and under the directions of D. J. Lake, C. E., to which is added a township map of the state of Ohio, also an outline & railroad map of the United States. / Philadelphia, Titus, Simmons & Titus, 1875. / [1]-88 p. : ill., ports., col, maps (part fold.) ; 41 cm. / Note: Versos of many pages blank. Copy 1 bound in original purple cloth; stamped in gold and blind; leather shelfback, most of which is missing. Copy 2 from the library of William E. Peters, with his annotations and additional plat maps tipped in at p. 42-43 and p. 70-71; bound in tan boards; leather shelfback, stamped in gold. BGU KSU MIA OSU OU SLO SUT YSU


MILITARY RECORDS
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

/ Memorial and history of the Western Library Association of Ames Township / Athens County, Ohio. [Athens County, Ohio?] : Pioneer Association of Athens County, Ohio, 1882. / 25 p. SUT

Bleigh, Mildred A. / Athens County obituaries : January 1, 1909 thru December 31, 1909 / Athens, Ohio (7 Tulane Rd., Athens 45701) : M.A. Bleigh, M.A. Davis, 1988. / 263, [20] p. : map ; 28 cm. / Includes index. Contains reprints of the Athens County obituaries that appeared in the Athens Daily Messenger, The Athens Messenger and Herald, and the Glouster Press from January 1, 1900 through December 31, 1909. OSU OU SLO

Bleigh, Mildred A. / Athens County obituaries : January 1, 1910 thru December 31, 1919 / Athens, Ohio (7 Tulane Rd., Athens 45701) : M.A. Bleigh, 1990. / [28], 480 p. : map ; 28 cm. / Contains reprints of the Athens County obituaries that appeared in the Athens Daily Messenger and in The Athens Messenger from January 1, 1910 through December 31, 1919. Includes index. OSU OU SLO

Bleigh, Mildred A. / Athens County obituaries : January 1, 1920 thru December 31, 1924 / Athens, Ohio (7 Tulane Rd., Athens 45701) : M.A. Bleigh, 1987. / 316, [21] p. ; 28 cm. / Includes index. OSU OU SLO

Bleigh, Mildred A. / Athens County obituaries : January 1, 1925 thru December 31, 1929 / Athens, Ohio (7 Tulane Rd., Athens 45701) : M.A. Bleigh, 1992. / 408, [32] p. ; 28 cm. / Includes index. OSU OU SLO

Bleigh, Mildred A. / Athens County obituaries : January 1, 1970 thru December 31, 1974 / [Athens, Ohio? : M.A. Bleigh?], 1995. / 582, 60 p. ; 28 cm. Title from cover. Includes index. OSU OU SLO

Bleigh, Mildred A. / Athens County obituaries : January 1, 1980 thru December 31, 1985 / Athens, Ohio (7 Tulane Rd., Athens 45701) : M.A. Bleigh, M.A. Davis, 1987. / [52], 467 p. ; 28 cm. / "This book contains reprints of the approximately 4340 Athens County obituaries that appeared in the Athens Messenger from January 1, 1980 through December 31, 1985." Includes index. OSU OU SLO

Bleigh, Mildred A. / Athens County obituaries : January 1, 1986 thru December 31, 1989 / Athens, Ohio (7 Tulane Rd., Athens 45701) : M.A. Bleigh, 1991. / 315, [38] p. ; 28 cm. / Includes index. OSU OU SLO

Bowman, Mary L. / Abstracts and extracts from Athens County, Ohio newspapers, 1890 / Athens, OH (65 North Court St., Athens 45701) : Athens County Genealogical Society, Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1992. / v. ; 28 cm. A research tool intended to substitute for the missing 1890 Federal Population Census. Over 34,000 references to 12,500 individuals. Part I. the Athens Herald and the Athens Journal. OSU OU SLO

Hughes, Milton D. / Athens city and rural directory, 1913-1914 : containing an alphabetical list of business firms and private citizens, a directory of the city and county officers, churches, lodges and clubs, banks and many other things of interest to the general public. Also a complete list of the residents on the nine rural routes diverging out of Athens / [Athens, Ohio] : The Compiler, [1914] Parkersburg, W. Va. : Globe printing & binding. / 87 p. ; 22 x 28 cm. OU

Palka, Eugene J. / Artifacts of the coal age, Athens County Region / Athens, Ohio : Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1988. / vii, 88 p. : ill., maps. ; 28 cm. Originally published as the author's thesis (M.A., Department of Geography, Ohio University, 1986), under the title: The cultural landscape of the Athens County coal region : a reflection of its mining activities from 1885-1927. Bibliography: p. [81]-86. OSU OU SLO

Peters, William E. / Athens County business / Athens, Ohio : Peters, 1945-1947. / 128 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. "Volume two [21] p., 1947," tipped in back of book. OU

Schumacher, Beverly. / Athens County, Ohio, ancestor charts / Athens, OH (65 North Court St., Athens 45701) : Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1990. / 254 p. ; 28 cm. OSU OU

Schumacher, Beverly. / Bible records with an Athens County, Ohio connection : indexed / [Ohio : Ohio DAR?], 1992. / 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 29 cm. / Early vital records of Ohio / Daughters of the American Revolution. [Report of the Ohio DAR Genealogical Records Committee] ; series 2, v. 36. Report (Daughters of the American Revolution. Ohio Society. Genealogical Records Committee) ; series 2, v. 36. "This Bible record collection has been a project of the Athens County Genealogical Chapter ... "--Intro. SLO


NEWSPAPERS

Athens County press and Nelsonville tribune. / Nelsonville, Ohio : R.J. (Rick) Hemmen, -1971. / v. Weekly. / Began with May 5, 1971 issue. / -v. 1, no. 25 (Oct. 19, 1971) Continued by Hocking Valley press. OU

Athens herald, The. / Athens, Ohio : Herald Publishing Company, 1882-1893. / v. ill. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 27, 1882)-v. 12, no. 17 (Dec. 28, 1893) / Microfilm. Columbus, Ohio Historical Society, 1980. 3 reels. 35 mm. / Absorbed Albany echo. Continued by Athens messenger. Athens messenger and herald. OSU

Athens messenger and herald, The. / Athens, Ohio : Messenger and Herald Printing Company, 1894-1902. / v. ill. Vol. 51, no. 1 (Jan. 4, 1894)-v. 59, no. 32 (Aug. 7, 1902) / Note: Alternative numbering: Vol. 12, no. 18-v. 20, no. 34. Microform: Cleveland : Microfilm Corporation, 1949. 2 microfilm reels. 35 mm. / Continues Athens messenger (1861-1893) Athens herald. Continues by Athens messenger (1902-1909) OSU

Athens news index. / Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Library / v. ; 29 cm. / April 1977/June 1979- / The periodical this serial indexes began publication in April 1977 as The Athens 'A' News, and on Jan. 4, 1979 changed titles to The Athens News. OU


VITAL RECORDS

/ Athens County, Ohio, birth records, ... : an extract. / Athens, Ohio : Athens County Historical Society & Museum [and] the Athens County Genealogical Society, 1990- / v. ; 28 cm. / [v. 1] 1867-1881 / v. 2. 1883-1891 / v. 3. 1891-1897 / v. 4. 1898-1905 / v. 5. 1905-1920 OSU SLO

Bowman, Mary L. / Athens County, Ohio, birth records, 1867-1881 : an extract / Athens, OH (65 North Court St., Athens 45701) : Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1990. / 160 p. ; 28 cm. / Extract of Athens County Records of Births, Vol. 1, 1867-1881 ... recorded in Probate Court. OU

Daughters of the American Revolution. / Athens County marriage records. : V. 1. 1805-1865. / [Athens, Ohio? : The Chapter, 19--?] / [295] leaves. ; 28 cm. -- OU SLO

Levering, Rita. / Athens County, Ohio, birth records, 1883-1891 : an extract of Vol. 2 / Athens, Ohio : Athens County Genealogical Society, 1991. / 130 p. ; 28 cm. / Continues: Athens County, Ohio, birth records, 1867-1881 : an extract / compiled by Mary L. Bowman. Athens, OH : Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1990. OU

Levering, Rita. / Athens County, Ohio, birth records, 1891-1897 : an extract : Vol. 3 / Athens, Ohio : Athens County Genealogical Society, Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1992. / 100 p. ; 28 cm. OU

Levering, Rita. / Athens County, Ohio, birth records, 1898-1905 : an extract : Vol. 4 / Athens, Ohio : Athens County Genealogical Society, Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1992. / 133 p. ; 28 cm. OU

Levering, Rita. / Athens County, Ohio, birth records, 1905-1920 : an extract : Vol. 5 / Athens, Ohio (65 N. Court St., 45701) : Athens County Genealogical Society, Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1992. / 77 p. ; 28 cm. OU

Levering, Rita. / Athens County, Ohio, birth records, 1908-1920 : an extract : Volume 6 / Athens, Ohio (65 N. Court St., 45701) : Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1992. / 239 p. ; 28 cm. OU

Schumacher, Beverly. / Athens County, Ohio, birth records : delayed registrations and corrections, May 23, 1941 to April 2, 1985 / Athens, OH (65 North Court St., Athens 45701) : Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 1988. / [75] p. ; 28 cm. OSU OU SLO


INSTITUTIONAL ABBREVIATIONS
ACPL   Allen County (Indiana) Public Library
AKR    University of Akron
BGU    Bowling Green University
CBD    Carlsbad Public Library, Carlsbad, CA
CIN    Cincinnati Public Library
CLV    Cleveland Public Library
CRL    Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, IL
CWRU   Case Western Reserve University
HOCK   Hocking College
HOU    Houston (Texas) Public Library
KSU    Kent State University
LC     Library of Congress
LDS    LDS Family History Library
MARU   Marshall University
MIA    Miami University of Ohio
NYPL   New York City Public Library
OBR    Oberlin College
OHS    Ohio Historical Society
OSU    Ohio State University
OU     Ohio University
SLO    State Library of Ohio
SUT    California State Library, Sutro
UCB    University of California, Berkeley
UCD    University of California, Davis
UCSB   University of California, Santa Barbara
WM     College of William and Mary
WSU    Wright State University
YSU    Youngstown State University