Indiana County History and Listings

Indiana County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Indiana has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Adams
112 S. Second St., Decatur, IN 46733
(219) 724-2600
http://www.co.adams.in.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1836
Parent county: Adam’s New Purchase
Marriage records: start in 1836, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: 1838, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: Formed 1829 as Delaware New Purchase, renamed 1827 and abolished 1844.

Allen
715 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 449-7424
http://www.allencounty.us
Incorporated: April 1, 1824
Parent county: Delaware New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1824, County Clerk
Divorce: 1823, Circuit Court
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1824, County Recorder
Probate: 1825, County Clerk
Court: 1824, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, County Board of Health
Notes: Formed 1829 as Delaware New Purchase, renamed 1827 and abolished 1844.

Bartholomew
234 Washington St., Columbus, IN 47202
(812) 379-1600
http://www.bartholomewco.com
Incorporated: Jan. 8, 1821
Parent counties: Delaware New Purchase, Jackson
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1821, County Clerk
Divorce: 1821, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1822, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, County Clerk
Court: 1821, County Clerk
Military: unknown, County Clerk
Naturalization: unknown, County Clerk

Benton
706 E. Fifth St. Room 23, Fowler, IN 47944
(765) 884-0370
http://ingenweb.org/inbenton
Incorporated: Feb. 18, 1840
Parent county: Jasper
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1840, County Clerk
Divorce: ca. 1800, Circuit Court
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1840, County Recorder
Probate: 1840, County Clerk
Court: 1840, County Clerk
Military: unknown, County Recorder
Naturalization: unknown, Circuit Court

Blackford
110 W. Washington St., Hartford City, IN 47348
(765) 348-1130
http://www.blackfordcounty.com
Incorporated: Feb. 18, 1839
Parent county: Jay
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Divorce: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, County Clerk
Court: 1839, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, County Coroner

Boone
212 Courthouse Sq., Lebanon, IN 46052
(765) 482-3510
http://www.boonecounty.in.gov
Incorporated: April 1, 1830
Parent counties: Adams New Purchase, Wabash New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1831, County Clerk
Divorce: 1830, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1856, County Recorder
Probate: 1846, County Clerk
Court: 1846, County Clerk

Brown
Box 85, 20 E. Main St., Nashville, IN 47448
(812) 988-5510
http://www.browncounty.com
Incorporated: Feb. 4, 1836
Parent counties: Monroe, Bartholomew, Jackson
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1836, County Clerk
Divorce: 1850, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1873, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, County Clerk
Court: 1837, County Clerk
Notes: Some records lost in 1873 fire. County Clerk has court- ordered birth records from 1942.

Carroll
101 W. Main St., Delphi, IN 46923
(765) 564-4485
http://www.carrollcountyindiana.com
Incorporated: Jan. 7, 1828
Parent counties: Adam’s New Purchase, Wabash New Purchase, Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1828, County Clerk
Divorce: 1828, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1829, County Recorder
Probate: 1829, County Clerk
Court: 1829, County Clerk
Burial: 1882, Department of Health

Cass
200 Park Ave., Logansport, IN 46947
(574) 753-7740
http://www.co.cass.in.us
Incorporated: April 13, 1829
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1829, County Clerk
Divorce: 1894, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1830, County Auditor
Probate: 1829, County Clerk
Court: 1829, County Clerk

Clark
501 E. Court Ave., Room 105, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(812) 285-6235
http://www.co.clark.in.us
Incorporated: Feb. 3, 1801
Parent county: Knox
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1807, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1801, County Recorder
Probate: 1801, County Clerk
Court: 1801, County Clerk

Clay
609 E. National Ave., Brazil, IN 47834
(812) 448-9006
http://www.claycountyin.gov
Incorporated: April 1, 1825
Parent counties: Owen, Putnam, Vigo, Sullivan
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1851, County Clerk
Divorce: 1851, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1825, County Recorder
Probate: 1873, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: County Recorder has some burial and naturalization records.

Clinton
265 Courthouse Sq., Frankfort, IN 46041
(765) 659-6335
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inclinto
Incorporated: March 1, 1830
Parent counties: Adams New Purchase, Wabash New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1830, County Clerk
Divorce: 1888, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1829, County Recorder
Probate: 1830, County Clerk
Court: 1830, County Clerk

Crawford
Box 375, 316 Court St., English, IN 47118
(812) 338-2565
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~incrawfo
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1818
Parent counties: Orange, Harrison, Perry
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1818, County Clerk
Divorce: 1860, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1818, County Recorder
Probate: 1818, County Clerk
Court: 1818, County Clerk

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Daviess
Box 739, 200 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN 47501
(812) 254-8664
http://www.daviesscounty.net
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1817
Parent county: Knox
Marriage records: start in 1817, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1817, County Clerk
Probate: 1817, County Clerk
Court: 1817, County Clerk

Dearborn
215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
(812) 537-8867
http://www.dearborncounty.org
Incorporated: March 7, 1803
Parent county: Clark
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1806, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1824, County Recorder
Probate: 1824, County Clerk
Court: 1824, County Clerk

Decatur
150 Courthouse Sq., Suite 1, Greensburg, IN 47240
(812) 663-8455
http://www.decaturcounty.in.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 31, 1821
Parent counties: Unorganized Land, Delaware New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1822, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Probate: 1822, County Clerk
Court: 1822, County Clerk

Delaware
100 W. Main St., Muncie, IN 47305
(765) 747-7726
http://www.co.delaware.in.us
Incorporated: April 1, 1827
Parent county: Delaware New Purchase
Marriage records: start in 1827, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1827, County Clerk
Probate: 1830, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: Delaware New Purchase formed 1820 from Unorganized Land, renamed Adams New Purchase 1827. Some records may exist in Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings, Randolph, Ripley, Wayne, and Bartholomew counties.

DeKalb
100 S. Main St., Box 810, Auburn, IN 46706
http://www.co.dekalb.in.us
Incorporated: May 1, 1837
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1837, County Recorder
Probate: 1847, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has School records for 1903-1932.

Dubois
One Courthouse Sq., Jasper, IN 47546
(812) 481-7035
http://www.duboiscountyin.org
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1818
Parent county: Pike
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Divorce: 1839, Records Library
Death: 1882 Department of Health
Land: 1839, County Recorder
Probate: 1840, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Military: 1864, Records Library
Naturalization: 1839, Records Library

Elkhart
101 N. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526
(574) 535-6430
http://www.elkhartcountyindiana.com
Incorporated: April 1, 1830
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1830, County Clerk
Divorce: 1830, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1831, County Recorder
Probate: 1830, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Fayette
401 N. Central Ave., Connersville, IN 47331
(765) 825-1813
http://www.co.fayette.in.us
Incorporated: Dec. 28, 1818
Parent counties: Wayne, Franklin, Unorganized Land
Marriage records: start in 1819, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1819, Circuit Court
Probate: 1819, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1924, Circuit Court

Floyd
311 Hauss Square, New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 948-5430
http://www.floydcounty.in.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1819
Parent counties: Harrison, Clark
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1819, County Clerk
Divorce: 1863, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Probate: 1819, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Fountain
301 Fourth St., Box 183, Covington, IN 47932
(765) 793-2192
http://www.ingenweb.org/fountain
Incorporated: April 1, 1826
Parent counties: Montgomery, Wabash New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1826, County Clerk
Divorce: 1830, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1827, County Recorder
Probate: 1827, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Franklin
459 Main St., Brookville, IN 47012
(765) 647-5111
http://www.franklincounty.in.gov
Incorporated: 1811
Parent counties: Clark, Dearborn
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1811, County Clerk
Divorce: 1811, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1811, County Recorder
Probate: 1811, County Clerk
Court: 1811, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1820, Public Library
Cemetery: 1817, Public Library

Fulton
815 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975
(574) 223-4824
http://www.co.fulton.in.us
Incorporated: 1835
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1836, County Clerk
Divorce: 1836, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1826, County Recorder
Probate: 1828, County Clerk
Court: 1826, County Clerk

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Gibson
101 N. Main St., Princeton, IN 47670
(812) 386-8401
http://www.gibsoncountyin.org
Incorporated: April 1, 1813
Parent county: Knox
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: unknown, County Clerk
Divorce: 1820, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Probate: unknown, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Grant
101 E. Fourth St., Marion, IN 46952
(765) 668-8121
http://www.grantcounty.net
Incorporated: April 1, 1832
Parent counties: Madison, Adams New Purchase, Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1831, County Clerk
Divorce: 1831, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1831, County Recorder
Probate: 1831, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Greene
Box 229, Bloomfield, IN 47424
(812) 384-8532
http://greenecountyindiana.com
Incorporated: Feb. 5, 1821
Parent counties: Sullivan, Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1821, County Clerk
Divorce: 1821, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1822, County Recorder
Probate: 1823, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Military: unknown, County Recorder
Notes: County Clerk has Naturalization records 1854-1906. County Recorder has some Cemetery records.

Hamilton
One Hamilton Sq., Suite 106, Noblesville, IN 46060
(317) 776-9629
http://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/Default.asp
Incorporated: April 7, 1823
Parent county: Delaware New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1833, County Clerk
Divorce: 1833, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1825, County Recorder
Probate: 1823, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Hancock
9 E. Main St., Greenfield, IN 46140
(317) 477-1107
http://www.hancockcoingov.org
Incorporated: March 1, 1828
Parent county: Madison
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1828, County Clerk
Divorce: 1828, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1827, County Recorder
Probate: 1828, County Clerk
Court: 1828, County Clerk

Harrison
300 N. Capitol Ave., Corydon, IN 47112
(812) 738-4289
http://harrisoncounty.in.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 1, 1808
Parent counties: Knox, Clark
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1809, County Clerk
Divorce: 1815, County Recorder
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1807, County Clerk
Probate: 1809, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Hendricks
355 S. Washington St., Danville, IN 46122
(317) 745-9224
http://www.co.hendricks.in.us
Incorporated: Dec. 28, 1823
Parent counties: Delaware New Purchase, Wabash New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1824, County Clerk
Divorce: 1823, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1823, County Auditor
Probate: 1822, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Henry
Box B, New Castle, IN 47362
(765) 529-6401
http://www.hcgs.net
Incorporated: June 1, 1822
Parent county: Delaware New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1823, County Clerk
Divorce: 1822, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1824, County Recorder
Probate: 1822, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Cemetery Deeds: 1925, County Recorder

Howard
104 N. Buckeye St. #114, Kokomo, IN 46904
(765) 456-2204
http://co.howard.in.us
Incorporated: May 1, 1844
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1844, County Clerk
Divorce: 1844, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1846, County Recorder
Probate: 1844, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Department of Health
Notes: Formerly Richardville County. Name changed to Howard Dec. 28, 1846.

Huntington
201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 358-4819
http://www.huntington.in.us
Incorporated: Dec. 2, 1834
Parent counties: Adams New Purchase, Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Divorce: 1850, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1834, County Recorder
Probate: 1841, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

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Jackson
111 S. Main St., Brownstown, IN 47220
(812) 358-6117
http://www.jacksoncountyin.com
Incorporated: Jan. 1, 1816
Parent counties: Washington, Clark, Jefferson
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1816, County Clerk
Divorce: 1816, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1815, County Recorder
Probate: 1817, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Jasper
115 W. Washington, Rensselaer, IN 47978
(219) 866-4927
http://www.jaspercountyin.gov
Incorporated: March 15, 1838
Parent counties: Wabash New Purchase, Unorganized Land
Birth records: 1882, Department of Health
Marriage: 1850, County Clerk
Divorce: 1865, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Probate: 1864, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned in 1862, all records destroyed.

Jay
120 N. Court St., Portland, IN 47371
(260) 726-6915
http://www.co.jay.in.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1836
Parent county: Adams New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Divorce: 1882, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1836, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Jefferson
300 E. Main St. #203, Madison, IN 47250
(812) 265-8924
http://ingenweb.org/injefferson/indextwo.html
Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1810
Parent counties: Dearborn, Clark
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1811, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1811, County Recorder
Probate: 1811, County Clerk
Court: 1811, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Department of Health

Jennings
Box 385, Vernon, IN 47282
(812) 352-3070
http://www.jenningscounty-in.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1817
Parent counties: Jefferson, Jackson
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1818, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1817, County Recorder
Probate: 1818, County Clerk

Johnson
5 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, IN 46131
(317) 346-4450
http://www.co.johnson.in.us
Incorporated: May 5, 1823
Parent county: Delaware New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1830, County Clerk
Divorce: 1830, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1825, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: 1882, Department of Health

Knox
111 N. Seventh St., Vincennes, IN 47591
(812) 885-2521
http://ingenweb.org/inknox/index.htm
Incorporated: June 20, 1790
Parent county: Indiana Territory
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1806, County Clerk
Divorce: 1806, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1783, County Recorder
Probate: 1790, County Clerk
Court: 1801, County Clerk

Kosciusko
121 N. Lake St., Warsaw, IN 46580
(574) 372-2376
http://www.kcgov.com
Incorporated: June 1, 1837
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1830, County Clerk
Divorce: 1836, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1834, County Recorder
Probate: 1836, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Township Trustees

La Porte
813 Lincoln Way, La Porte, IN 46350
(219) 326-6808
http://www.laportecounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 9, 1832
Parent counties: St. Joseph, Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1832, County Clerk
Divorce: 1834, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1831, County Recorder
Probate: 1832, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Department of Health

LaGrange
105 N. Detroit St., La Grange, IN 46761
(260) 499-6371
http://www.lagrangecounty.org
Incorporated: April 1, 1832
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1832, County Clerk
Divorce: 1832, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1832, County Recorder
Probate: 1832, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Lake
2293 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 755-3461
http://www.lakecountyin.org
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1837
Parent counties: Porter, Newton
Birth records: 1882, Department of Health
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Divorce: 1837, Circuit Court
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1837, County Recorder
Probate: 1854, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Lawrence
916 Fifteenth Street, # 31, Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 275-7543
http://www.ingenweb.org/inlawrence
Incorporated: March 1, 1818
Parent county: Orange
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1818, County Clerk
Divorce: 1818, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Probate: 1819, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Military: unknown, County Recorder
Land: 1819, County Recorder

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Madison
16 E. Ninth, Anderson, IN 46016
(765) 641-9443
http://www.madisoncountyindiana.org
Incorporated: July 1, 1823
Parent county: Delaware New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1853, County Clerk
Divorce: 1880, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1822, County Recorder
Probate: 1879, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: County Board of Health has school records 1904-1932.

Marion
200 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 327-4740
http://www.indygov.org
Incorporated: April 1, 1822
Parent county: Delaware New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1822, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1822, County Recorder
Probate: 1822, County Clerk

Marshall
211 W. Madison St., Plymouth, IN 46563
(574) 936-8922
http://www.co.marshall.in.us
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1835
Parent counties: St. Joseph, Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1836, County Clerk
Divorce: 1836, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1834, County Recorder
Probate: 1834, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: 1882, Department of Health

Martin
Box 120, Shoals, IN 47581
(812) 247-3651
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inmartin
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1820
Parent counties: Daviess, Dubois
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1820, County Clerk
Divorce: 1842, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1820, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Miami
Box 184, Peru, IN 46970
(756) 472-3901
http://www.miamicountyin.gov
Incorporated: March 1, 1834
Parent counties: Cass, Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1843, County Clerk
Divorce: 1843, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Probate: 1843, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Department of Health

Monroe
Box 547, Bloomington, IN 47402
(812) 349-2600
http://www.co.monroe.in.us
Incorporated: April 10, 1818
Parent county: Orange
Birth records: start in 1882, Department of Health
Marriage: 1818, County Clerk
Divorce: 1818, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1817, County Recorder
Probate: 1818, County Clerk
Court: 1854, County Clerk
Burial: 1882, Department of Health

Montgomery
Box 768, Crawfordsville, IN 47933
(765) 364-6430
http://www.montgomeryco.net
Incorporated: March 1, 1823
Parent county: Wabash New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1823, County Clerk
Divorce: 1823, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1821, County Recorder
Probate: 1822, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has some naturalization records.

Morgan
Box 1556, Martinsville, IN 46151
(765) 342-1025
http://www.morgancounty.in.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1822
Parent counties: Delaware New Purchase, Wabash New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1822, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1822, County Recorder
Probate: 1822, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Newton
Box 49, Kentland, IN 47951
(219) 474-6081
http://www.newtoncountyin.com
Incorporated: Dec. 9, 1859
Parent county: Jasper
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1860, County Clerk
Divorce: 1860, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1838, County Recorder
Probate: 1860, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to St. Joseph, Warren, and White Counties before re-creation and organization from Jasper County 8 December 1859. Old Newton County was formed in 1835 from Unorganized land and abolished in 1839.

Noble
101 N. Orange St., Albion, IN 46701
(260) 636-2736
http://www.nobleco.org
Incorporated: March 1, 1836
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1859, County Clerk
Divorce: 1859, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1834, County Recorder
Probate: 1854, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, City Clerk

Ohio
413 Main St., Rising Sun, IN 47040
(812) 438-2610
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inohio
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1844
Parent county: Dearborn
Marriage records: start in 1844, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1844, County Clerk
Probate: 1844, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Orange
1 Court St., Paoli, IN 47454
(812) 723-2649
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/orange
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1816
Parent counties: Washington, Knox, Gibson
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1816, County Clerk
Divorce: 1816, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1816, County Recorder
Probate: 1816, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Department of Health

Owen
Box 146, Spencer, IN 47460
(812) 829-5015
http://www.owencounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 1, 1819
Parent counties: Daviess, Sullivan
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1819, County Clerk
Divorce: 1832, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1819, County Recorder
Probate: 1819, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

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Parke
116 W. High St. #204, Rockville, IN 47872
(765) 569-5132
http://www.parkecounty.net
Incorporated: April 2, 1821
Parent counties: Unorganized Land, Vigo, Wabash New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1829, County Auditor
Divorce: 1833, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1816, County Recorder
Probate: 1833, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Perry
2219 Payne St., Tell City, IN 47586
(812) 547-3741
http://www.perrycountyindiana.org
Incorporated: Nov. 1, 1814
Parent counties: Warrick, Gibson
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1814, County Clerk
Divorce: 1813, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1815, County Recorder
Probate: 1813, County Clerk
Court: 1815, County Clerk

Pike
Box 125, Petersburg, IN 47567
(812) 354-6025
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inpike/Pikegen.htm
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1817
Parent counties: Gibson, Perry, Knox
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1817, County Clerk
Divorce: 1817, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1817, County Recorder
Court: 1817, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has probate records from early 1805.

Porter
16 Lincolnway, Suite 211, Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 465-3450
http://www.porterco.org
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1836
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1836, County Clerk
Divorce: 1836, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1833, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to St. Joseph County prior to organization Feb. 6, 1836.

Posey
Box 606, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
(812) 838-1306
http://www.poseycounty.org
Incorporated: Nov. 1, 1814
Parent county: Warrick
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1814, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Divorce: 1815, County Clerk
Land: 1812, County Recorder
Probate: 1815, County Clerk
Court: 1815, County Clerk
Notes: County Recorder has some military discharge records.

Pulaski
112 E. Main St., Winamac, IN 46996
(574) 946-6038
http://www.pulaskionline.org
Incorporated: May 6, 1840
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Divorce: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1840, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Putnam
One Courthouse Sq., Greencastle, IN 46135
(765) 653-2648
http://www.co.putnam.in.us
Incorporated: April 1, 1822
Parent counties: Vigo, Owen, Wabash New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1820, County Clerk
Divorce: 1825, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1824, County Recorder
Probate: 1825, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Randolph
100 S. Main St., Winchester, IN 47394
(765) 584-4214
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inrandol
Incorporated: Aug. 10, 1818
Parent county: Wayne
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1819, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1820, County Recorder
Probate: 1819, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: Formed from St. Clair County. Became part of Indiana Territory 1800, absorbed by Illinois Territory 1809.

Richardville
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1844
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Notes: Name changed to Howard Dec. 28, 1846.

Ripley
Box 177, Versailles, IN 47042
(812) 689-6115
http://www.ripleycounty.com
Incorporated: April 10, 1818
Parent county: Dearborn, Jefferson
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1818, County Clerk
Divorce: 1818, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1818, County Recorder
Probate: 1818, County Clerk
Court: 1818, County Clerk

Rush
101 E. Second St., Rushville, IN 46173
(765) 932-2086
http://www.rushcounty.in.gov
Incorporated: April 1, 1822
Parent county: Delaware New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, Department of Health
Marriage: 1822, County Clerk
Divorce: 1822, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1822, County Recorder
Probate: 1822, County Clerk
Court: 1822, County Clerk
Burial: 1882, Department of Health

Scott
1 E. McClain Ave., Scottsburg, IN 47170
(812) 752-8420
http://www.greatscottindiana.org
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1820
Parent counties: Clark, Jefferson, Jennings, Jackson, Washington
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1820, County Clerk
Divorce: 1820, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1819, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Shelby
407 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176
(317) 392-6320
http://www.co.shelby.in.us
Incorporated: April 1, 1822
Parent county: Delaware New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1822, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1822, County Auditor
Probate: 1822, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Department of Health

Spencer
200 Main St., Rockport, IN 47635
(812) 649-6027
http://spencercounty.in.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1818
Parent counties: Warrick, Perry
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1818, County Clerk
Divorce: 1883, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1818, County Recorder
Probate: 1818, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Cemetery Trustees
Notes: County Clerk has naturalization records 1852-1929.

St. Clair
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Notes: Became part of Indiana Territory in 1800, absorbed by Illinois Territory 1809.

St. Joseph
101 S. Main St., South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-9635
http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1830
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1830, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1830, County Recorder
Probate: 1830, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Department of Health

Starke
Box 395, Knox, IN 46534
(574) 772-9128
http://www.co.starke.in.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1844
Parent counties: St. Joseph, Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1840, County Clerk
Divorce: 1850, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1850, County Recorder
Probate: 1850, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Steuben
55 S. Public Sq., Angola, IN 46703
(260) 668-1000
http://www.steubencounty.com
Incorporated: May 1, 1837
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1832, County Clerk
Divorce: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Probate: 1845, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has land records from mid-1800s.

Sullivan
100 Courthouse Sq., Sullivan, IN 47882
(812) 268-4657
http://www.sctb.net
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1817
Parent county: Knox
Marriage records: start in 1850, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1850, County Clerk
Probate: 1844, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Switzerland
212 W. Main St., Vevay, IN 47043
(812) 427-3175
http://www.vevayin.com
Incorporated: Oct. 1, 1814
Parent counties: Dearborn, Jefferson
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1814, County Clerk
Divorce: 1814, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1814, County Recorder
Probate: 1814, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Department of Health

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Tippecanoe
301 Main St., Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 423-9326
http://www.county.tippecanoe.in.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1826
Parent counties: Unorganized Land, Wabash New Purchase
Marriage records: start in 1826, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1850, Circuit Court
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Probate: 1825, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Naturalization: unknown, Circuit Court

Tipton
101 E. Jefferson, Tipton, IN 46072
(765) 675-2795
http://www.tiptongenweb.org
Incorporated: May 1, 1844
Parent counties: Adams New Purchase, Unorganized Land
Marriage records: start in 1844, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1850, County Clerk
Probate: 1844, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Union
26 W. Union St., Liberty, IN 47353
(765) 458-6121
http://www.union-county.lib.in.us/USGenwebpage1.htm
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1821
Parent counties: Wayne, Franklin, Fayette
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1821, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1821, Circuit Court
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Probate: 1821, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Vanderburgh
Box 3356, Evansville, IN 47732
(812) 435-5160
http://www.vanderburghgov.org
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1818
Parent counties: Gibson, Posey, Warrick
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1818, County Clerk
Divorce: 1969, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1818, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, County Clerk
Court: 1825, County Clerk
Military: 1865, County Recorder
Notes: Willard Library has many older records.

Vermillion
Box 10, 255 S. Main, Newport, IN 47966
(765) 492-3500
http://www.vermilliongov.us
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1824
Parent counties: Parke, Unorganized Land, Wabash New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1824, County Clerk
Divorce: 1824, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1824, County Recorder
Probate: 1827, County Clerk
Court: 1825, County Clerk

Vigo
33 S. Third St., Terre Haute, IN 47807
(812) 462-3211
http://www.vigocounty.in.gov
Incorporated: March 21, 1818
Parent county: Sullivan
Marriage records: start in 1818, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1825, County Clerk
Probate: 1818, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

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Wabash
69 W. Hill St., Wabash, IN 46992
(260) 563-0661
http://www.wabashcounty.in.gov
Incorporated: March 1, 1835
Parent counties: Adams New Purchase, Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1835, County Clerk
Divorce: 1835, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Probate: 1847, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Co. Rec./Museum
Notes: Formed from territorial Knox County and Unorganized Land abolished 1835. Some early records may be found in Monroe, Owen, Vigo, and Parke counties.

Warren
125 N. Monroe St., Williamsport, IN 47993
(765) 762-3510
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inwarren
Incorporated: March 1, 1827
Parent counties: Wabash New Purchase, Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1827, County Clerk
Divorce: 1827, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1830, County Recorder
Probate: 1829, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

Warrick
One County Sq., Boonville, IN 47601
(812) 897-6160
http://www.warrickcounty.gov
Incorporated: March 9, 1813
Parent county: Knox
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1813, County Clerk
Divorce: 1813, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1813, County Recorder
Probate: 1814, County Clerk
Court: 1813, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Department of Health

Washington
99 Public Sq., Salem, IN 47167
(812) 883-5748
http://www.washingtoncountyindiana.com
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1813
Parent counties: Clark, Harrison
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1815, County Clerk
Divorce: 1814, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1814, County Recorder
Probate: 1814, County Clerk
Court: 1814, County Clerk
Notes: County Historical Society has many family records.

Wayne
301 E. Main St., Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-9224
http://www.co.wayne.in.us
Incorporated: Nov. 27, 1810
Parent counties: Clark, Dearborn, Knox
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1811, County Clerk
Divorce: 1873, County Clerk
Death: unknown, Department of Health
Probate: 1812, County Clerk
Court: 1811, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Department of Health
Notes: Wayne (old) formed from Unorganized Land in the Northwest Territory which included parts of modern Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Wells
102 W. Market St., Bluffton, IN 46714
(219) 824-6482
http://www.wellscounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1837
Parent county: Adams New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Divorce: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1838, County Recorder
Probate: 1838, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk

White
Box 350, Monticello, IN 47960
(219) 583-1530
http://www.whitecountyindiana.org
Incorporated: April 1, 1834
Parent county: Wabash New Purchase
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1834, County Clerk
Divorce: 1834, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1834, County Recorder
Probate: 1835, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Burial: unknown, Department of Health

Whitley
101 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City, IN 46725
(260) 248-3102
http://www.whitleynet.org
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1839
Parent county: Unorganized Land
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1835, County Clerk
Divorce: 1853, County Clerk
Death: 1882, Department of Health
Land: 1813, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, County Clerk
Court: unknown, County Clerk
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