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PA County Courthouse Addresses
Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, and Death) Before 1906
 

Pennsylvania County Courthouse Address and Phone Numbers
 

Be sure to note the year the county was formed so that you send to the correct county for vital records.  Records from before the county was created will be found in the county from which it was formed.

 

County Courthouses

Adams County Courthouse
111-17 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2313

Telephone: (717) 334-6781 ext. 225

County created January 22, 1800 from York County

 


Allegheny County Courthouse
414 Grant St., 1st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2403

Telephone: (412) 350-4230

County created September 24, 1788 from Washington and Westmoreland Counties

 


Armstrong County Courthouse
500 E. Market St.
Kittanning, PA 16201

Telephone: (412) 543-2500

County created March 12, 1800 from Allegheny, Lycoming and Westmoreland Counties

 


Beaver County Courthouse
810 3rd St.
Beaver, PA 15009

Telephone: (412) 728-5700

County created March 12, 1800 from Allegheny and Washington Counties

 


Bedford County Courthouse
P.O. Box 166
Bedford, PA 15522-0166

Telephone: (814) 623-4807

County created March 9, 1771 from Cumberland County

 


Berks County Courthouse
633 Court St.
Reading, PA 19601

Telephone: (610) 478-6600

County created 1752 from Chester, Lancaster and Philadelphia Counties
   

 


Blair County Courthouse
Prothonotary
423 Allegheny St.
Holidaysburg, PA 16648

Telephone: (814) 695-5541

County created February 26, 1846 from Huntingdon and Bedford Counties

 


Bradford County Courthouse
301 Main St.
Towanda, PA 18848

Telephone: (717) 265-1702

County created February 21, 1810 from Luzerne and Lycoming Counties

 


Bucks County Courthouse
Main & Court Sts.
Doylestown, PA 18901-4380

Telephone: (215) 348-6000

County created 1682 One of the 3 Original Counties

 


Butler County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1208
Butler, PA 16003-1208

Telephone: (412) 285-4731

County created March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County

 


Cambria County Courthouse
200 S. Center St.
Ebensburg, PA 15931-1936

Telephone: (814) 472-5440

County created March 26, 1804 from Somerset and Huntingdon Counties


Cameron County Courthouse
20 E. 5th St.
Emporium, PA 15834-1469

Telephone: (814) 486-2315

County created March 29, 1860 from Clinton, Elk, McKean and Potter Counties
   

 


Carbon County Courthouse
P.O. Box 286
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Telephone: (717) 325-2261

County created March 13, 1843 from Monroe and Northampton Counties

 


Centre County Courthouse
County Courthouse
N. Alleghany St.
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Telephone: (814) 355-6724

County created February 13, 1800 from Lycoming, Mifflin, Huntingdon and Northampton Counties

 


Chester County Courthouse
2 North High St., Suite 109
West Chester, PA 19380-3073

Telephone: (610) 344-6335

County created 1682   One of 3 original Counties

 


Clarion County Courthouse
Main St.
Clarion, PA 16214

Telephone: (814) 226-4000

County created March 11, 1839 from Venango and Armstrong Counties

 


Clearfield County Courthouse
P.O. Box 361
Clearfield, PA 16830-0361

Telephone: (814) 765-2641

County created March 26, 1804 from Lycoming and Huntingdon Counties

 


Clinton County Courthouse
P.O. Box 943
Lock Haven, PA 17745-0943

Telephone: (717) 893-4010

County created June 21, 1839 from Lycoming and Centre Counties

 


Columbia County Courthouse
35 W. Main St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Telephone: (717) 389-5632

County created March 22, 1813 from Northumberland and Luzerne Counties

 


Crawford County Courthouse
903 Diamond Park
Meadville, PA 16335-2640

Telephone: (814) 333-7338

County created March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County

 


Cumberland County
1 Courthouse Square
Carlisle, PA 17013

Telephone: (717) 240-6100

County created January 27, 1750 from Lancaster County

 


Dauphin County Courthouse
Front & Market, Room 103
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Telephone: (717) 255-2657

County created March 4, 1785 from Lancaster County

 


Delaware County Courthouse
201 W. Front St.
Media, PA 19063-2708

Telephone: (610) 891-4400

County created September 6, 1789 from Chester County

 


Elk County Courthouse
P.O. Box 314
Ridgeway, PA 15853-0314

Telephone: (814) 776-5349

County created April 18, 1843 from Jefferson, McKean and Clearfield Counties


Erie County Courthouse
140 W. 6th St. #122
Erie, PA 16501

Telephone: (814) 451-6260

County created March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County

Courthouse fire in 1823 destroyed all records


Fayette County Courthouse
61 E. Main St.
Uniontown, PA 15401

Telephone: (412) 430-1206

County created September 26, 1783 from Westmoreland County
Named after Marquis de LaFayette

 


Forest County Courthouse
P.O. Box 423
Tionesta, PA 16353-0423

Telephone: (814) 755-3526

County created April 1, 1848 from Jefferson County & part of Venango County was added on October 31, 1866

 


Fulton County Courthouse
201 N. 2nd St.
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Telephone: (717) 485-4212

County created April 19, 1851 from Bedford County

 


Franklin County Courthouse
157 Lincoln Way E
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Telephone: (717) 261-3872

County created September 9, 1784 from Cumberland County
   

 


Greene County Courthouse
Greene County Courthouse
High St.
Waynesburg, PA 15370

Telephone: (412) 852-5283

County created February 9, 1796 from Washington County

 


Huntingdon County Courthouse
223 Penn St.
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Telephone: (814) 643-2740

County created September 20, 1787 from Bedford County

 


Indiana County
825 Philadelphia St.
Indiana, PA 15701

Telephone: (412) 465-3860

County created March 30, 1803 from Lycoming and Westmoreland Counties

 


Jefferson County Courthouse
200 Main St.
Brookville, PA 15825-1236

Telephone: (814) 849-1610

County created March 26, 1804 from Lycoming County

 


Juniata County Courthouse

P.O. Box 68
Mifflintown, PA 17059-0068

Telephone: (717) 436-8991

County created March 2, 1831 from Mifflin County


Lackawanna County
200 N. Washington Ave.
Scranton, PA 18503

Telephone: (717) 963-6723

County created August 13, 1878 from Luzerne County

 


Lancaster County Courthouse
P.O. Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608-3480

Telephone: (717) 299-8300

County created May 10, 1729 from Chester County

 


Lawrence County Courthouse
430 Court St.
New Castle, PA 16101

Telephone: (412) 656-2127

County created March 20, 1849 from Beaver and Mercer Counties

 


Lebanon County Courthouse
400 S. 8th St.
Lebanon, PA 17042

Telephone: (717) 274-2801

County created February 16, 1813 from Dauphin and Lancaster Counties

 


Lehigh County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1548
Allentown, PA 18105

Telephone: (610) 820-3170

County created March 6, 1812 from Northampton County

 


Luzerne County Courthouse
200 N. River St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Telephone: (717) 825-1668

County created September 25, 1786 from Northumberland County

Many records lost in the 1972 Hurricane Agnes flood.


Lycoming County Courthouse
48 W. 3rd St.
Williamsport, PA 17701

Telephone: (717) 327-2263

County created April 13, 1795 from Northumberland County

 


McKean County Courthouse
500 W. Main St.
Smethport, PA 16749

Telephone: (814) 887-5571

County created March 26, 1804 from Lycoming County

 


Mercer County Courthouse
112 Mercer County Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137

Telephone: (412) 662-3800

County created March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County

 


Mifflin County Courthouse
20 N. Wayne St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Telephone: (717) 242-1449

County created September 19,1789 from Cumberland and Northumberland Counties

 


Monroe County Courthouse
County Courthouse Square
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Telephone: (717) 420-3540

County created April 1, 1836 from Pike and Northampton Counties

 


Montgomery County Courthouse
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311

Telephone: (610) 278-3400

County created September 10, 1784 from Philadelphia County

 


Montour County Courthouse
29 Mill St.
Danville, PA 17821

Telephone: (717) 271-3012

County created May 3, 1850 from Columbia County

 


Northampton County Courthouse
659 Washington St.
Easton, PA 18042

Telephone: (610) 559-3000

County created March 11, 1752 from Bucks County

 


Northumberland County Courthouse
201 Market, Room 6
Sunbury, PA 17801-3470

Telephone: (717) 988-4143

County created March 21, 1772 from Berks, Bedford, Cumberland, Lancaster and Northampton Counties
   

 


Perry County Courthouse
P.O. Box 223
New Bloomfield, PA 17068-0223

Telephone: (717) 582-2131 ext.235

County created March 22, 1820 from Cumberland County

 


Philadelphia County Courthouse
City Hall #180
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Telephone: (215) 686-6263

County created 1682 from One of 3 Original Counties

 


Pike County Courthouse
506 Broad St.
Milford, PA 18337

Telephone: (717) 296-3508

Date Created: March 26, 1814 from Wayne County

 


Potter County Courthouse
1 E. 2nd St., Room 20
Coudersport, PA 16915

Telephone: (814) 274-8370

County created March 26, 1804 from Lycoming County

 


Schuylkill County Courthouse
401 N. 2nd St.
Pottsville, PA 17901-2528

Telephone: (717) 622-5570

County created March 1, 1811 from Berks and Northampton Counties

 


Snyder County Courthouse
P.O Box 217
Middleburg, PA 17842

Telephone: (717) 837-4207

County created March 2, 1855 from Union County

 


Somerset County Courthouse
111 E. Union St., Suite 140
Somerset, PA 15501

Telephone: (814) 445-1547

County created April 17, 1795 from Bedford County

 


Sullivan County Courthouse
Main & Muncy St.
Laporte, PA 18626

Telephone: (717) 946-7351

County created March 15, 1847 from Lycoming County

 


Susquehanna County Courthouse
P.O. Box 218
Montrose, PA 18801-0218

Telephone: (717) 278-4600

County created February 21, 1810 from Luzerne County

 


Tioga County Courthouse
116 Main St.
Wellsboro, PA 16901

Telephone: (717) 724-9260

County created March 26, 1804 from Lycoming County

 


Union County Courthouse
103 S. 2nd St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Telephone: (717) 524-8600

County created March 22, 1813 from Northumberland County

 


Venango County Courthouse
Liberty St.
Franklin, PA 16323

Telephone: (814) 432-9500

County created March 12, 1800 from Allegheny and Lycoming Counties

 


Warren County Courthouse
204 4th Ave.
Warren, PA 16365

Telephone: (814) 723-7550

County created March 12, 1800 from Allegheny and Lycoming Counties

 


Washington County Courthouse
1 S. Main St., Suite 1002
Washington, PA 15301

Telephone: (412) 228-6775

County created March 28, 1781 from Westmoreland County

 


Wayne County Courthouse
925 Court St.
Honesdale, PA 18431

Telephone: (717) 253-5970

County created March 21, 1798 from Northampton County

 


Westmoreland County Courthouse

301 Courthouse Square
Greensburg, PA 15601

Telephone: (412) 830-3177

County created February 26, 1773 from Bedford County

 


Wyoming County Courthouse
1 Court House Square
Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Telephone: (717) 836-3200

County created April 4, 1842 from Luzerne County

 


York County Courthouse

28 E. Market St.
York, PA 17401

Telephone: (717) 771-9607

County created August 19, 1749 from Lancaster County
   

 

Vital records (birth, death, and marriage records) are some of the most important genealogical research documents because they contain basic information such as birth, marriage, and death dates, as well as occupations and parents' names.

What else can be found at county courthouses?
In addition to vital records which are normally available at county courthouses, probate records may also be found. In probate records, you'll often find the names of an individual's immediate family members, such as children and a spouse.

Some counties may also have naturalization papers, because at one time naturalization could take place at any courthouse.

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Pennsylvania State Archives
Box 1026
Attn: ERA
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1026
Tel: 717-783-3281
Pa State Archives

Official repositories for the state records. They will generally include many of the following records: Vital records
Newspapers
Land records
Military records
Manuscripts
Family histories
Indexes to genealogy collections
Directories
Bible records
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