Clinton County, Pennsylvania - VITAL STATISTICS Information

Clinton County Register and Recorders Office
230 East Water Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
(570) 893-4010

Clinton County Historical Society
362 East Water St.
Lock Haven, PA 17745
(717) 748-7254

Although we do not do extensive searches, we will gladly furnish any information available in our office. Many times wills or estate files will reveal family information that will lead to a completion of your search. Contact the Register & Recorders Office for fee information.

Clinton County was created on June 21, 1839. Until this date Centre and Lycoming were the counties that occupied the land that became Clinton County. Our office maintains land and estate records from 1839 until the present time.

Our Marriage records start with October 1885 and continue to the present. Since we do not have a general index for the marriages, it is necessary that an approximate date of marriage be known to assist in finding the record of the marriage. We have found some records that were never completed. This does not necessarily mean that a marriage never took place, many times the person conducting the ceremony neglected to return the duplicate marriage record, thereby making our records incomplete.

We have Birth and Death records that cover the years from 1893 through 1905. Prior to these dates there were no public records kept. Since 1905 all birth and death records are kept in New Castle, Pennsylvania.


Cost Dates


  1893 to 1905


  1893 to 1905


  Oct 1885 to present


Vital Records, Pennsylvania State Dept of Health
P.O. Box 1528
101 South Mercer Street
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 656-3100
Fax: (724) 652-8951


Clinton County, Pennsylvania - Newspapers of the Region

The Eagle (weekly) – August 1838

The Clintonian (weekly) – Same paper as The Eagle. Name was changed to conform with the name of the new county – 1840

The Clinton County Whig (weekly) – the Clintonian was revived after a brief suspension and continued until 1847

The Clinton Tribune (weekly) – 1849

The American Watchman (weekly) – the Tribune under a new name 1854-1861

Clinton County Democrat (weekly) - 1840 –suspended, then revived in 1843

The Clinton Democrat (weekly) – 1844 – merged with Clinton County Democrat – 1845

The Clinton Democrat (weekly) – 1845-1921 – merger of the two papers directly above.

The Logansville Democrat (weekly) – German language, published in Logansville (now Loganton) – 1853

The Lock Haven News (weekly) – 1861

The Lock Haven Press (weekly) – 1861 –the same paper as The Lock Haven News

The Clinton Republican (weekly) – 1863-1921

The Enterprise (weekly) – 1873

The Independent (daily) – 1869

Quid Nunc (daily) – the same paper as The Independent – 1869

The Daily Journal (daily) – published from The Enterprise office – 1877-1883

The Renovo Record (weekly – later daily) – 1871

The Weekly Journal – 1879

The Evening Express (daily) – 1882

The County Journal (weekly) – established in Loganton – 1886

The Sugar Valley Journal (weekly) – continuation of The County Journal – published until the First World War – 1884 - 1917

The Valley Chief – a continuation of The Sugar Valley Journal

The Mill Hall Times – 1897

The Clinton Dispatch (daily) – published from Democrat office – 1914-1917

The Lock Haven Express (daily) 1917 – merger of The Clinton Dispatch and The Evening Express, with The Weekly Express, merger of Clinton Democrat and Clinton Republican  - Claims to have been established March 1, 1882.

The Clinton County Times (weekly) – 1895

The Avis Advance (weekly) – ca 1913

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