Morrow County was formed in 1848 by taking land from Richland, Knox, Marion and Delaware Counties. Thus, making a rectangular shaped county slightly North of the center of the state and containing 258,560 acres of land divided into sixteen townships. The sixteen townships with the date of settlement are as follows:

  • Chester 1808
  • Peru 1809
  • Bennington 1811
  • South Bloomfield 1814
  • Mt Gilead 1817
  • North Bloomfield 1820
  • Canaan 1821
  • Lincoln 1824
  • Westfield 1808
  • Franklin 1810
  • Perry 1812
  • Troy 1814-15
  • Washington 1818-19
  • Congress 1820-21
  • Cardington 1822
  • Harmony 1826

The Morrow County Genealogical Society was organized in 1976 and received its charter as a Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society in 1977.
Our location: 35 East High Street, Mount Gilead, OH

Our home at 35 East High is one of Mt Gilead’s historic buildings. The brick structure, formerly known as the Beebe House, was built in approximately 1844. The Gothic Revival structure was purchased from Dr John Talmage Beebe by Mrs George Eccles and given as a permanent library in 1913.

Bargeboard trim decorates the gable above the two story front porch. The second story porch features spindles cut from flat boards. Unusual bargeboard trim decorates the fancy square cupola. A bell hung in the cupola when Dr Beebe occupied the house. But, it was removed when the building was sold and was moved with Dr Beebe westward. The interior underwent remodeling in 1913 at which time an open oak stairway was added.

The recycled metal sculpture on display on the front lawn was made and donated by Jack Logan.

2022 Officers

President:  Ann Artrip
Vice President:  Donna Ufferman
Treasurer:  Stan Sipe
Assistant Treasurer: Russ Mayer
Recording Secretary:  Phylis Miller
Corresponding Secretary:  Janet Rhodebeck
Publicity Secretary:   Donna Ufferman

Current Appointed Positions

Newsletter Editor:  Dan Rhodebeck
First Families Chair:  Donna Ufferman
Program Committee Chair:  OPEN
Book Committee:  OPEN
Awards Committee Chair:  
By-Laws Committee:  Executive Officers
Audit Committee Chair:  Fritz Miller
Webmaster: MCGS officers

When and where we meet

Most meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the Genealogy Annex of the Mt. Gilead Public Library, in the lower level meeting room. Anyone interested in the meeting topic is invited to attend.

Our library is currently open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30 to 3:00. Please stop in and check us out.