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  • Marion County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 27, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Delaware New Purchase [unorganized lands of the area]) on 31-Dec-1821
    Established:  22-Apr-1822
    County Seat:  Indianapolis, Indiana

    County history - Marion County is named in honor of Brigadier General Francis Marion ("The Swamp Fox"), a Brigadier General from South Carolina and an American Civil War Hero.

    Marion Courthouse

    Capitol history - The State Capital was moved to Indianapolis, in 1825, from Corydon. The Capitol built on this site in 1835 was razed in 1878 to make way for the present State House, completed in 1888.

    Indiana State Capitol

    GHLL Marion County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Marion County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Marion County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society of Marion County / Indianapolis, IN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Marion County Historical Society / Indianapolis, IN)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Society of Indiana Pioneers / Indianapolis, IN)
    8. US/INGenWeb site - Marion County Archives
    9. US/INGenWeb - Marion County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Marion County Health Dept, Hasbrook Building, first floor, Indianapolis, IN 46205.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
              Hamilton County (north), Hancock County (east), Shelby County (southeast),
              Johnson County (south), Morgan County (southwest), Hendricks County (west),
              Boone County (northwest).

        Indianapolis Vital Records - City County Clerk, 200 E. Washington St., Suite W122,
              Indianapolis, IN 46204

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Monroe County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 6, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Orange County.
    Established:  10-Apr-1818
    County Seat:  Bloomington, Indiana

    County history - Monroe County is named in honor of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States.

    Monroe Courthouse
    1. Monroe County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Monroe County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Monroe County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Monroe County Historical Society & Museum / Bloomington, IN)
    4. Monroe County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Monroe County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Monroe County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Monroe County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Monroe County Vital Records - Monroe County Health Department, Attn: Vital Statistics Staff, 119 W. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.

    9. University High School - Bloomington, Indiana.

      Census Information:
    10. 1830 Census (T) - County Census (4 pages)


  • Montgomery County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the Wabash New Purchase, 21-Dec-1822.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1823
    County Seat:  Crawfordsville, Indiana

    County history - Montgomery County is named in honor of Richard Montgomery (December 2, 1738  December 31, 1775) was an Irish-born soldier who first served in the British Army. He later became a brigadier-general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and he is most famous for leading the failed 1775 invasion of Canada.

    Montgomery Courthouse
    1. Montgomery County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Montgomery County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Montgomery County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Montgomery County Historical Society / Crawfordsville, IN)
    4. Montgomery County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Montgomery County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Montgomery County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Montgomery County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Montgomery County Vital Records - Montgomery County Clerk, 100 E. Main St, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

    9. Montgomery County - Biographies


  • Morgan County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Delaware and Wabash Counties, 1821.
    Established:  31-Dec-1822
    County Seat:  Martinsville, Indiana

    County history - Morgan County is named in honor of General Daniel Morgan (1736 - July 6, 1802) was an American pioneer, soldier, and United States Representative from Virginia. One of the most gifted battlefield tacticians of the American Revolutionary War, he later commanded the troops that suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion.

    Morgan Courthouse
    1. Morgan County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Morgan County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Morgan County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Morgan County History & Genealogy Association / Martinsville, IN)
    4. Morgan County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Morgan County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Morgan County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Morgan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Morgan County Vital Records - Morgan County Health Dept., 180 South Main, Suite 252, Martinsville, IN 46151-1988.


  • Newton County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Jasper County.
    Established:  08-Dec-1859
    County Seat:  Kentland, Indiana

    County history - Newton County is named in honor of Sergeant John Newton (1755-1780) was a soldier of the American Revolutionary War who was popularized by Parson Weems in his school books in the early 19th century. Newton served under Brigadier General Francis Marion, the famous "Swamp Fox". He is considered one of the popular fictionalized heroic enlisted men of the American Revolution.
             Note:  The county was abolished and combined with Jasper County in 1839. On December 8, 1859 the county was recreated and the borders were redrawn to essentially their current state.



    Newton Courthouse
    1. Newton County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Newton County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Newton County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Newton County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 103
          Kentland, IN 47951

    4. Newton County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Newton County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Newton County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Newton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Newton County Vital Records - Newton County Health Department, P.O. Box 250, Lake Village, IN 46349.

      Census Information:
    9. 1900 Census (T) - Federal Census, Newton County, various townships (Text: 7 pages).


  • Noble County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory.
    Established:  07-Feb-1835
    County Seat:  Albion, Indiana

    County history - Noble County is perhaps named in honor of brothers, U.S. Senator James Noble or Governor of Indiana, Noah Noble.

    Noble Courthouse
    1. Noble County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Noble County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Noble County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Noble County Genealogical Society / Albion, IN)
    4. Noble County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Noble County Historical Society / Albion, IN)
    5. Noble County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Noble County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Noble County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Noble County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Noble County Vital Records - Noble County Clerk, 101 N. Orange St #240, Albion, IN 46701.


  • Orange County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 21, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Gibson, Knox and Washington Counties.
    Established:  01-Feb-1816
    County Seat:  Paoli, Indiana

    County history - Orange County is named for Orange County, North Carolina, which in turn, is named for the Dutch Protestant House of Orange.

    Orange Courthouse
    GHLL Orange County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Orange County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Orange County Genealogical Society / Paoli, IN)
    6. US/INGenWeb site - Orange County Archives
    7. US/INGenWeb - Orange County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Orange County Health Department, 205 E. Main Street, Paoli, IN 47454.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lawrence County (north), Washington County (east), Crawford County (south),
             Dubois County (southwest), Martin County (northwest).

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  • Owen County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  May 9, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Daviess and Sullivan Counties.
    Established:  21-Dec-1818
    County Seat:  Spencer, Indiana

    County history - Owen County is named in honor of Abraham Owen (1769 1811) was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia in 1769. He moved to Kentucky in 1785. Owen served as a colonel and as aide-de-camp to William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe, where he was killed in 1811.

    Owen Courthouse
    GHLL Owen County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Owen County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Owen County Historical & Genealogical Society / Spencer, IN)
    6. US/INGenWeb site - Owen County Archives
    7. US/INGenWeb - Owen County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Owen County Health Dept., 60 South Main Street, 1st Floor, Spencer, IN 47460.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Putnam County (north), Morgan County (northeast), Monroe County (southeast),
             Greene County (south), Clay County (west).

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  • Parke County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 6, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Knox County 09-Jan-1821.
    Established:  02-Apr-1821
    County Seat:  Rockville, Indiana

    County history - Parke County is named in honor of Benjamin Parke, the first member of Congress from the territory.

    Parke Courthouse
    1. Parke County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Parke County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Parke County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Parke County Historical Society / Rockville, IN)
    4. Parke County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Parke County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Parke County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Parke County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Parke County Vital Records - Parke County Clerk, 116 W High St # 204, Rockville, IN 47872-1716.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.

    9. Parke County - Crossroads of America:  Early Indiana History


  • Pike County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Gibson and Perry Counties, 21-Dec-1816.
    Established:  01-Feb-1817
    County Seat:  Petersberg, Indiana

    County history - Pike County is named in honor of Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. (January 5, 1779 - April 27, 1813) was an American soldier and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. His Pike expedition mapped much of the southern portion of the Louisiana Purchase.

    Pike Courthouse
    1. Pike County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Pike County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Pike County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Pike County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 216
          Petersburg, IN 47567

    4. Pike County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Pike County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Pike County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Pike County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Pike County Vital Records - Pike County Clerk / Pike County Health Dept., 801 Main Street, Petersburg, IN 47567.

      Census Information:
    9. 1920 Census (T) - Federal Census, Pike County, ED-40 (Text: 13 pages).


  • Porter County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 6, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of La Porte County 28-Jan-1836.
    Established:  1-Feb-1836
    County Seat:  Valparaiso, Indiana (originally called Porterville and Prattville)

    County history - Porter County is named in honor of Capt. David Porter, naval officer during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812.

    Porter Courthouse
    1. Porter County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Porter County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Porter County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Porter County Historical Society & Museum / Valparaiso, IN)
    4. Porter County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Porter County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Porter County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Porter County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Porter County Vital Records - Porter County Clerk, 16 Lincolnway, Suite 211, Valparaiso, IN 46383.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.


  • Posey County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 6, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Gibson and Warrick Counties.
    Established:  1-Nov-1814
    County Seat:  Mount Vernon, Indiana

    County history - Posey County is named in honor of homas Posey, a Revolutionary War Hero, who later became United States Senator from Louisiana and Indiana Territory Governor.

    Posey Courthouse
    1. Posey County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Posey County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Posey County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Posey County Historical Society / Mt. Vernon, IN)
    4. Posey County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Posey County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Posey County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Posey County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Posey County Vital Records - Posey County Health Department, Coliseum Building, 126 East Third Street, Mount Vernon, IN 47620.
               Note:  For birth and death certificates, write to the Health Officer in the city or county where the event occurred. Marriage licenses and divorce decrees are available from the Clerks of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued or divorce was granted.

      Census Information:
    9. 1820 Census (I) and (T) - Two pages


  • Putnam County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Owen County and Wabash New Purchase.
    Established:  31-Dec-1822
    County Seat:  Greencastle, Indiana

    County history - Putnam County is named in honor of Israel Putnam (January 7, 1718  May 29, 1790) of Connecticut, an American army general who fought with distinction at the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775) during the American Revolutionary War (1775 1783). Although Putnam never quite attained the national renown of more famous heroes such as Davy Crockett or Daniel Boone, in his own time his reckless courage and fighting spirit were known far beyond Connecticut's borders through the circulation of folk legends celebrating his exploits..


    Putnam Courthouse
    1. Putnam County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Putnam County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Putnam County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Putnam County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 801
          Greencastle, IN 46135

    4. Putnam County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Putnam County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Putnam County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Putnam County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Putnam County Vital Records - Putnam County Health Department, Courthouse Annex, 209 West Liberty Street, Greencastle, IN 46135.

    9. Putnam County - DePauw University Archives and Indiana United Methodist Records

      Census Information:
    10. 1830 Census (I) and (T) - Putnam County Indiana Federal Census (Index: 1 page / Text: 10 pages)


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