Records & Archives

Newark & Granville Electric Railway Company Bond
Dated April 7th, 1892 - Case Number 9848
Salvaged from the Licking County Courthouse Attic

"It is not deeds or acts that last:
it is the written record of those deeds and acts"

- Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915 -



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Special Note: The Licking County Records & Archives Center collections include historical materials for the various county departments and courts. Though the majority of the records we hold date between the late 1800s and the mid/late 1900s, each department and court has a different timespan and level of impact from the 1875 Courthouse fire. For Clerk of Courts we hold case files prior to 1992. For more recent records and/or certified records please contact the originating department or court directly by phone. Additionally, to check the status of a current court case, please contact the courts. Department contact information can be found under the Agencies/Departments tab above.

Department News


COVID-19 (UPDATED 5/19/2021): Due to changes in CDC guidance and recent modifications to the State of Ohio’s Health Order, the Licking County Records and Archives Department will no longer require fully vaccinated patrons to wear facemasks when visiting the Records Center. Those patrons who are not fully vaccinated are still advised to wear a facemask, but will not be required to do so if the individual is alone in an enclosed space, or separated by at least six feet from other individuals. This modification in policy will be effective through June 2, 2021, when revised Health Orders are expected to be issued by the Ohio Department of Health.

In lieu of visiting in person, members of the public interested in records held at the Licking County Records and Archives Center can submit requests via email to, or by phone at 740-670-5121. Please check the department’s Facebook page and for future updates.