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Past sheriffs of Allen County, Ohio 1831 to current. Also see: Allen County Jail History.
Features a nicely written history of the Alliance, Ohio Police Department and includes lists of past City Marshalls and Police Chiefs from 1872 to present day.
Features a list of past sheriffs who served Athens County between 1805 and present time.
History of the office of Sheriff. Included is a list of past sheriffs of the Auglaize County's Sheriff Office 1848 to present time.
A list of past sheriffs of Belmont County, Ohio 1801-1902.
Features a list of all past sheriffs who served Columbiana County, OH 1803 to present.
Features biographies and photos of all sheriffs who served Delaware County from 1808 to present time.
County Sheriff's Office History
Lists past sheriffs of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department from 1828-1997.
Sheriffs serving Highland County 1896 to present.
List of sheriffs who served in Hocking County, Ohio 1818 to present
List of past sheriffs of Knox County 1883 to present time.
Brief history of the office of sheriff along with a list of Lake County Ohio Sheriffs beginning in 1840.
Includes some information about the history of law enforcement in
Licking County, Ohio.
History of the Sheriff's Office from 1824 to present time. Lists all past sheriffs with early photos and some old county jail photos.
Features a list of past sheriffs of Mahoning County, Ohio 1850 to now.
A list of officials in Mahoning County from the county's organization in 1846 to the early 1900s. Includes past sheriffs.
Features a list of past sheriffs who served Muskingum County, Ohio from 1804 to present day.
Features a brief history of the department along with a list of past sheriffs 1810 to present time.
Located at Rootsweb, the page features a list of past sheriffs from 1810
Features a nice history of the Preble County Sheriff's Office, Jail and includes a list of past sheriffs 1808 to present.
Seneca County Past Sheriffs 1824 to present
Located at Genealogy Trails, the site features a lit of past sheriffs of Seneca County from 1824 to present day.
Features a comprehensive list of past sheriffs 1819 to present along
history of the Shelby County Jail.
Located at Genealogy Trails, it features a list of Sheriffs of Union County from 1820 to present day.
Van Wert County Former Sheriffs
Wood County - Sheriffs of Wood County, Ohio
Some history of the Wood County Jail along with a list of past sheriffs from 1902-1989.
A brief list of past sheriffs in Caddo County, OK along with lists of other past county officials.
Lists all former sheriffs with linked photographs. Also includes a history page..
Features a list of early officials of the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory and the salaries approved per year in 1876.
Photos of past sheriffs who served in Cleveland County, Oklahoma.
Old Day County, Oklahoma Territory officials are listed for years 1892-1907. Includes sheriffs.
Lists all former marshals and police chiefs in Enid, Oklahoma 1893 to present.
Lists all Garfield County officials for 1907 & 1912 including sheriffs and other law enforcement officers.
Located at Genealogy Trails. Lists past sheriffs of Grady County for years 1907-1989.
Located at Genealogy Trails. Lists the earliest officials including sheriffs.
Lists all Kay County Officials for years 1893-1918. Includes early sheriffs of Kay County, OK.
Located at Genealogy Trails, the site lists the earliest officials of Latimer County, OK including past sheriffs.
Located at Genealogy Trails, the site lists the earliest officials of Marshall County, OK including past sheriffs.
Includes a list of former sheriffs in McClain County with links to biographies of some.
Located at Genealogy Trails. Features a list of the earliest county officials of McCurtain County, Oklahoma including sheriffs. Covers years 1906-1918.
Includes a complete list of past sheriffs in Murray County 1890-2000.
Features a brief history along with a great list of past sheriffs who served Oklahoma County.
Historic photo of the first United States Deputy Marshalls sworn into duty for the Northern District of the Indian Territory in 1897. Includes names.
Features a lit of the earliest officials of Texas County, OK including the office of sheriff.
Well done, extensive history includes a list of marshals and chiefs of the Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Department with lots of old photos.
Provides a list of all former U.S. Marshals of Indian Territory, Oklahoma Territory and the Northern District of Oklahoma from 1889 to present day.
Features a lit of the earliest officials of Washita County, OK including the office of sheriff.
Published by the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association, this site provides great coverage of past sheriffs, history of the county offices and some fantastic photos of early sheriffs along with some history of law enforcement in the early days of Oregon.
Clackamas County Past Sheriffs
Sheriffs of Clackamas County, Oregon 1845 to Present.
1845 to 1852
William Livingston Holmes
Clatsop County Past Sheriffs
Features an informational list of past sheriffs of Deschutes County, Oregon 1916 to present time.
Includes past sheriffs 1853 to present with some great photos.
List of past sheriffs of Josephine County, Oregon 1856 to present.
Lists past sheriffs 1851 to present day along with historical information and photos.
Features a history from the date of establishment in 1893 to present time with historic photos of past sheriffs.
Taken from the 1878 Albany City Directory, sheriffs are included in this list of county officials.
List of all sheriffs of Linn County, Oregon from 1848 to 1991. The site includes some great photos.
Listed at Genealogy Trails.
Features an interesting history page with past sheriffs of Malheur County 1887 to present.
Listing of all past U.S. Marshals in Oregon 1842 to present day along with a brief historical summary.
Lists sheriffs of Sherman County from 1889 to 1960.
Features past sheriffs 1854 to present day. Also see a brief history of the Tillamook County Sheriff's Department.
Extensive historical information about the Sheriff's Office along with past sheriffs and marshals who served.
A very in-depth history featuring much information about law enforcement and historic criminals.
Great page lists past sheriffs, brief bios and some photos.
Adams County Prior Sheriffs (PDF File)
Lists prior sheriffs 1920 to present day with complete list of current staff. Also see a brief history of Adams County Law Enforcement.
Located at Genealogy Trails, the page features a list of county officials including sheriffs, judges, prothonotories, clerks, attornies, commissioners and other officials from 1803 to 1903.
Berks County, Pennsylvania Sheriffs Office History
View a list of all former sheriffs in Columbia County between 1814 and present day.
Complete list of past sheriffs 1789 to 2003 in Delaware County, PA.
Features a list of all past sheriffs in Elk County 1924 to current.
Nicely compiled list of all elected sheriffs of Erie County, Pennsylvania which begins in 1803.
A complete list of former sheriffs of Lawrence County, PA beginning in 1849.
Located at Genealogy Trails, the page features a list of county officials including sheriffs, judges, prothonotories, clerks, attornies, commissioners and other officials from 1812-1902.
Complete list of past sheriffs who served Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 1784 to present day.
Provides a list of past sheriffs of Venango County, Pennsylvania from 1805 through 1890 and a list of early constables and justices from 1796 through 1828.
Listing of all U.S. Marshals 1790 - 2002 for the District of Rhode Island.
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office - 200 Years of History
History page detailing the early days of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. Includes list of all past sheriffs 1781 to present time.
This list includes all county officials elected from 1897 to the mid 1930s.
Features a list of past sheriffs of Cherokee County, SC 1897 to present.
Chesterfield County Sheriffs
Allen Chapman 1787
Joel Bullard 1798
William Rogers 1800
William Chapman 1808
Stephen Jackson 1851-1855
James Johnson 1859
Daniel Douglas 1866-1867
James Johnson 1867-1868
P. F. Stafford 1868-1887
E. T. King 1887-1889
D. B. Douglas 1889-1906
D. "Press" Douglas 1906-1920
Jim Thomas Grant, Sr. 1921-1928
J. S. Campbell Jan. 1929-1930 May
Jim Thomas Grant, Sr. May 1930-1931 Dec.
Floyd Samuel "Jack" Douglas Jan. 1931-1946 Dec.
J. Edward Kirkley Jan. 1947-1958 Aug.
Almyra Kirkley (Ed's widow) Aug. 1958-1959 Jan. 1st
Don D. Hill 1 Jan. 1959-1974 July 26
Margie C. Hill (Don's widow 2 Aug. 1974-1975 Jan. 10
Ralph Freeman 10 Jan. 1975-1995 Jan.
Kenny Welch 1 Jan. 1995-2003 Jan. 1st
Sam Parker 1 Jan. 2003-
** Sheriffs of Chesterfield County, SC, compiled in 1981 by Walter R. Burr Jr. with 1995 to present updates submitted by Johnny Hill Feb. 2010.
Features a brief history of the Horry County Sheriff's Office and a list of past sheriffs of Horry County, SC.
List of all sheriffs in Laurens County, SC 1785 to present. Includes some old photos of sheriffs along with some interesting photos about bootleg whiskey. Also see the Memorial Page.
Brief history of the Lexington County sheriff's office includes a list of all past sheriffs 1806 to present time.
Features a nicely written history of the Orangeburg County Sheriffs Office complete with a list of past sheriffs 1772 to present with many photos.
Richland County Sheriff's Department History (PDF File)
Includes a list of past sheriffs spanning 1787-2006.
Comprises a lit of all U.S. Marshals of South Carolina from 1789 to 2002.
Features some historical information and events which occurred in the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office and a listing of past sheriffs of the county. Also see Fallen Heroes.
Great list of all former sheriffs 1862 - 2005 in Clay County, SD. Includes photos. Also see Clay County Past Deputies.
Presents a brief history of the Custer County, SD Sheriff's Office.
The brief history recounts past sheriffs of Day County, South Dakota from 1887 to present day.
List of past sheriffs in Hand County, SD for years 1882-1979.
Lists sheriffs, clerks, judges and other County Government officials who served in Lyman County, South Dakota from 1903-1988.
Features a list of past Village Marshals and Past Chiefs of Police who served the Madison, SD Police Department along with some historical photos.
Excellent page of detailed history includes past police officers, chiefs, marshals and constables with some great historic photos.
Turner Count Past Sheriffs (PDF File)
List of past sheriffs. They need your help with photos.
Lists all U.S. Marshals in SD 1861 to present day.
Very brief history of the Union County Sheriff's Office.
List of past sheriffs 1862 to present time plus historical information about the SD Office of Sheriff.
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