Welcome to Tuscarawas County History and Genealogy!

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY was formed from Muskingum, Feb. 15, 1808. The name is that of an Indian tribe, and in one of their dialects signifies "open mouth." This is a fertile, well-cultivated county, partly level and partly rolling and hilly. Iron ore, fire clay and coal abound. It was first permanently settled about the year 1803, by emigrants from Western Virginia and Pennsylvania, many of whom were of German origin.

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In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. In June, as the Kentucky Project was coming to completion, it was decided to create this page for all states. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of county pages for each state page.

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Facts About Tuscarawas County

  • County Seat: New Philadelphia
  • Year Organized: 1808
  • Square Miles: 571
  • Parent County: Muskingum

Townships of Tuscarawas

  • Auburn Township
  • Bucks Township
  • Clay Township
  • Dover Township (Including Dover)
  • Fairfield Township
  • Franklin Township
  • Goshen Township (Including New Philadelphia)
  • Jefferson Township
  • Lawrence Township
  • Mill Township (Including Uhrichsville)
  • Oxford Township
  • Perry Township
  • Rush Township
  • Salem Township
  • Sandy Township
  • Sugarcreek Township
  • Union Township
  • Warren Township
  • Warwick Township
  • Washington Township
  • Wayne Township
  • York Township

Oldest available Records:

Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court
1867 1808 1867   1809 1808

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