Mercer County is ranked number one for agriculture products sold.

We are also ranked number one by the State in value of sales by commodity for cattle and calves, hogs and pigs.

Fort Recovery

Fort Recovery is the site of two of the largest Indian battles ever fought in the United States. The battle destroyed the largest Indian confederation ever organized and led to the eventual settlement of the Northwest Territory and statehood for Ohio in 1803.

The Mercer County Courthouse

The Mercer County Courthouse was built in 1923 and features Neoclassical style architecture. There are 40-foot ionic columns, bronze doors and a leaded art glass dome with borders depicting mythological figures from the Parthenon in Greece.

Grand Lake - largest inland lake in Ohio.

Grand Lake covers 13,500 acres and is the largest inland lake in Ohio. Grand Lake St. Marys was constructed in the early 19th century as a reservoir for the Miami and Erie Canal. And at one time was the world's largest man-made lake.

Farm land in Mercer County totals 293,000 acres.

There are 1,297 farms in the county. Top crop items: corn for silage and grain. Among the 88 counties, we rank second and third.

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About the Recorder's Office

In Ohio it is the County Recorder who has the important and indispensable task of keeping the vital records pertaining to ownership in real estate (land) and to all encumbrances or liens upon it.
Without the work of the County Recorder in recording, safekeeping, and organizing all documents in a competent and logical manner, it would be nearly impossible to purchase land and be assured of a clear title or to lend money with land as security.

Your County Recorder:

  • Makes a complete, accurate and permanent record of every document pertaining to the conveyance and encumbrance of land within the county.
  • Maintains permanent land records, retains them in archival form, and makes them constantly accessible to the public.
  • Enforces more than 1000 sections of state law in the Ohio Revised Code pertaining to the duties of the Recorder's Office.
  • Takes great care to ensure that every document received is accurately filed, recorded and indexed.
  • Serves on the county's RECORDS COMMISSION which authorizes the retention of county records and determines when or how these government records may be disposed.
  • Serves on the county's AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING BOARD to authorize any purchase, lease, or contract for data processing equipment for county offices.
  • Oversees the operation of the county's microfilming center and services.
  • Collects fees for documents filed in the Recorder's office and pays these moneys into the county's general fund.
  • Maintains an accurate record of all moneys appropriated to the Recorder's office for its operation.
  • Performs all accounting functions necessary to the operation of the Recorder's office, including preparations of annual budgets and reports, vouchers, purchase orders, etc..., and maintains all payroll records, sick and vacation leave records and other records pertaining to the Recorder's staff.
  • Files annually an ethics report, inventory of office equipment, depository agreements for funds and every other report as required by law.
  • Notifies boards of county commissioners and township trustees annually of their duty to file zoning resolutions, maps and amendments.

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