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  • Randolph County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Wayne County.
    Established:  10-Jan-1818
    County Seat:  Winchester, Indiana

    County history - Randolph County: There is a dispute as to the origin of the name. Some say that the County was named for Randolph County, North Carolina where the areas first settlers came from. That county was named for Peyton Randolph, the first President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation. Another version is that the County was named for President Thomas Jefferson's first cousin, Thomas Randolph, who was Attorney General for the Indiana Territory, and who was killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. Randolph was serving as an Acting Aide-de-Camp in the General Staff.



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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Randolph County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Randolph County Vital Records - Randolph County Clerk, 100 S. Main Street, Winchester, IN 47394.

      Census Information:
    9. 1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Randolph County, Indiana (ED 160: 5 Pages


  • Ripley County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee Indian lands in 1816.
    Established:  07-Jan-1818
    County Seat:  Versailles, Indiana

    County history - Ripley County is named in honor of General Eleazer Wheelock Ripley, an officer in the War of 1812, who was mainly remembered for the Battle of Lundy's Lane and the Siege of Fort Erie, in 1814.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Ripley County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Ripley County Vital Records - Ripley County Health Dept., P.O. Box 440, Versailles, Indiana 47042.
               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. Ripley County - Transcribed Probate Inventories


  • Rush County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of the southern part of Delaware County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1822
    County Seat:  Rushville, Indiana

    County history - Rush County is named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Rush, who signed the Declaration of Independence.

    Rush Courthouse
    1. Rush County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Rush County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Rush County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Rush County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 302
          Rushville, IN 46173

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Rush County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Rush County Vital Records - Rush County Health Dept., Courthouse, Room 5, Rushville, IN 46173.
               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.


  • Saint Joseph County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of un-organized territorial lands.
    Established:  29-Jan-1830
    County Seat:  South Bend, Indiana (in early years, called Southold)

    County history - Saint Joseph County is named for the St. Joseph River, which flows through it toward Lake Michigan.

    Saint Joseph Courthouse
    GHLL Saint Joseph 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 - Saint Joseph County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (South Bend Area Genealogical Society / Mishawaka, IN)
    6. US/INGenWeb site - Saint Joseph County Archives
    7. US/INGenWeb - Saint Joseph County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - St. Joseph County Health Dept., County-City Building, Room 825, 227 West Jefferson Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46601.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Berrien County, Michigan (north), Cass County, Michigan (northeast), Elkhart County
             (east), Marshall County (south), Starke County (southwest), LaPorte County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Saint Joseph County (Index: 1 folder, 13 pages / Text: 24 pages).


  • Scott County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 24, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Clark, Jefferson, Jennings and Washington Counties.
    Established:  12-Jan-1820
    County Seat:  Scottsburg, Indiana

    County history - Scott County is named in honor of Charles Scott (April 1739 - October 22, 1813) was an American soldier and politician who served as the fourth Governor of Kentucky from 1808 to 1812.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Scott County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Scott County Vital Records - Scott County Health Dept., 1471 North Gardner Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170.

      Census Information:
    9. 1910 Census (T) - Federal Census, Scott County, ED-139 (Text: 6 pages).


  • Shelby County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Delaware New Purchase [Delaware County] in 1820.
    Established:  01-Apr-1822
    County Seat:  Shelbyville, Indiana

    County history - Shelby County is named in honor of Gen. Isaac Shelby, who defeated the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780, became Governor of Kentucky, and defeated the British at the decisive Battle of the Thames in 1813.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Shelby County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Shelby County Vital Records - Shelby County Health Department, 1600 East State Rd 44, Suite B, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
               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. Shelby County - History and Preservation Society


  • Spencer County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 24, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the Delaware New Purchase lands.
    Established:  10-Jan-1818
    County Seat:  Rockport, Indiana

    County history - Spencer County is named in honor of Captain Spier Spencer (c1778 - November 7, 1811) led a company of mounted riflemen, the Yellow Jackets, at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Spencer County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Spencer County Vital Records - Spencer County Health Department, 200 Main Street, First Floor, Rockport, IN 47635.


  • Starke County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 25, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of St. Joseph County and un-organized territorial lands.
    Established:  07-Feb-1835
    County Seat:  Knox, Indiana

    County history - Starke County is named in honor of General John Stark (August 28, 1728 - May 8, 1822), a New Hampshire general who served in the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He became widely known as the "Hero of Bennington" for his exemplary service at the Battle of Bennington in 1777.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Starke County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Starke County Vital Records - Starke County Health Department, 53 East Washington St, Knox, IN 46534-1148.


  • Steuben County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 25, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territorial lands.
    Established:  07-Feb-1837
    County Seat:  Angola, Indiana

    County history - Steuben County is named in honor of Friedrich Wilhelm Augustin Ludolf Gerhard (Frederick William Augustus Henry Ferdinand) von Steuben also referred to as the Baron von Steuben, (September 17, 1730 - November 28, 1794), a Prussian aristocrat and military officer who served as inspector general and Major general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with teaching the Continental Army the essentials of military drill and discipline, helping to guide it to victory. He wrote the Revolutionary War Drill Manual, the book that became the standard United States drill manual until the War of 1812, and served as General George Washington's chief of staff in the final years of the war.



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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Steuben County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Steuben County Vital Records - Steuben County Health Department, 317 South Wayne Street, Suite 3A, Angola, IN 46703.


  • Tippecanoe County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 25, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Wabash New Purchase and un-organized territorial lands, 20-Jan-1826.
    Established:  01-Mar-1826
    County Seat:  Lafayette, Indiana

    County history - Tippecanoe County is named after the Tippecanoe River and the Battle of Tippecanoe. The name Tippecanoe is the anglicization of "Kethtippecanoogi", a Miami term meaning "place of the succor fish people."

    Tippecanoe Courthouse
    GHLL Tippecanoe 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 - Tippecanoe County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Tippecanoe County Genealogical Society / West Lafayette, IN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Tippecanoe County Historical Association / Lafayette, IN)
    7. US/INGenWeb site - Tippecanoe County Archives
    8. US/INGenWeb - Tippecanoe County Genealogy & History
    9. Tippecanoe County Vital Records - Tippecanoe County Health Dept., 629 N. 6th Street, Suite A, Lafayette, IN 47901.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             White County (north), Carroll County (northeast), Clinton County (east), Montgomery
                County
    (south), Fountain County (southwest), Warren County (west), Benton County
             (northwest).

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  • Union County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Fayette, Franklin and Wayne Counties.
    Established:  05-Jan-1821
    County Seat:  Liberty, Indiana

    County history - Union County is named due to the Union of portions of Fayette, Franklin and Wayne Counties.

    Union Courthouse
    1. Union County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Union County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Union County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Union County Historical Society
          156 East Creek 300 South
          P.O. Box 143
          Liberty, IN 47353

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Union County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Union County Vital Records - Union County Health Department, 6 West South Street, Liberty, IN 47353.


  • Vanderburgh County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 17, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Gibson, Posey and Warrick Counties, 1813.
    Established:  07-Jan-1818
    County Seat:  Evansville, Indiana

    County history - Vanderburgh County is named in honor of Henry Vanderburgh (1760 1812), who was born in Troy, New York in 1760, a judge for Indiana Territory. Although the correct spelling of his name appears to be "VanderBurgh" according to court records.

    Vanderburgh Courthouse
    GHLL Vanderburgh 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 - Vanderburgh County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Vanderburgh County Historical Society / Evansville, IN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Tri-State Genealogical Society / Evansville, IN)
    7. US/INGenWeb site - Vanderburgh County Archives
    8. US/INGenWeb - Vanderburgh County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Vanderburgh County Department of Health, Oak Park Professional Building, 420 Mulberry Street, Evansville, Indiana 47713-1231.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Gibson County (north), Warrick County (east), Henderson County, Kentucky
             (south), Posey County (west).
    Note:   Counties followed by green print are not yet linked.

        Vanderburgh County - Angel Mounds State Historic Site

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  • Vermillion County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 26, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of ............................................................. on xx-xxx-xxxx.
    Established:  02-Jan-1824
    County Seat:  Newport, Indiana

    County history - Vermillion County is named for the Vermilion River, a tributary of the Wabash River located in the state of Illinois, United States. The North Fork arises in Indiana to the northeast of Hoopeston, Illinois. It flows south and southwest toward Danville.

    Vermillion Courthouse
    1. Vermillion County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Vermillion County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Vermillion County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Vermillion County Historical Society
          220 East Market Street, P.O. Box 273
          Newport, Indiana 47966

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Vermillion County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vermillion County Vital Records - Vermillion County Health Department, 825 South Main Street, Clinton, IN 47842.


  • Vigo County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 26, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Sullivan County.
    Established:  21-Jan-1818
    County Seat:  Terre Haute, Indiana

    County history - Vigo County is named in honor of Francis Vigo (born Giuseppe Maria Francesco Vigo) (1747-22 March 1836) was an Italian-American who aided the American forces during the Revolutionary War and helped found a public university in Vincennes, Indiana, USA.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Vigo County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vigo County Vital Records - Vigo County Health Department, Vigo County Annex, 171 Oak Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807.

      Census Information:
    9. 1830 Census (T) - Federal Census, Vigo County (Text: 1 page).
    10. 1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Vigo County (Index: 1 page / Text: 2 pages).


  • Wabash County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Cass and Grant Counties in 1832.
    Established:  30-Jan-1833
    County Seat:  Wabash, Indiana

    County history - Wabash County was named for the Wabash River. The name "Wabash" is an English spelling of the French name for the river, "Ouabache." French traders named the river after the Miami Indian word for the river, "Wabashike" (prounounced "Wah-bah-she-keh"), the word for "pure white." Much of the river bottom is white limestone, now obscured by mud.

    Wabash Courthouse
    1. Wabash County - American History & Genealogy Project (none found online online)
    2. Wabash County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Wabash County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Wabash County Genealogical Society / Wabash, IN)
    4. Wabash County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Wabash County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Wabash County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wabash County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wabash County Vital Records - Wabash County Health Department, Memorial Hall, 89 W. Hill, Wabash, IN 46992.
               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. 1860 Census (T) - Townships of:  Pleasant (pg 001.txt - pg 053.txt)
               and Waltz (pg 057.txt)


  • Warren County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the Wabash New Purchase and un-organized territorial lands.
    Established:  19-Jan-1827
    County Seat:  Williamsport, Indiana

    County history - Warren County is named in honor of Dr. Joseph Warren (June 11, 1741 - June 17, 1775) was an American doctor and soldier, remembered for playing a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston and for his death as a volunteer private soldier while also serving as chief executive of the revolutionary Massachusetts government.

    Warren Courthouse
    GHLL Warren 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 - Warren County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Warren County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 176
          Williamsport, IN 47993

    5. US/INGenWeb site - Warren County Archives
    6. US/INGenWeb - Warren County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Fountain-Warren County Health Dept., 210 South Perry Street, Attica, IN 47918.
               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):
             Benton County (north), Tippecanoe County (east), Fountain County (southeast),
             Vermillion County (south), Vermillion County, Illinois (west).

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Warren County (Index: 1 folder; 12 pages / Text: 21 pages).


  • Warrick County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Knox County, 1811.
    Established:  30-Apr-1813
    County Seat:  Boonville, Indiana

    County history - Warrick County is named in honor of Captain Jacob Warrick (1773-1811), an Indiana militia leader. Captain Warrick commanded a company in the Indiana militia during Tecumseh's War. He was killed on November 7, 1811 at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Warrick County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Warrick County Vital Records - Warrick County Health Department, 107 West Locust Street, Suite 204, Boonville, IN 47601.
               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.


  • Washington County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 26, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Clark, Harrison and Knox Counties.
    Established:  21-Dec-1813
    County Seat:  Salem, Indiana

    County history - Washington County is named in honor of George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799), who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and as the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783. Because of his significant role in the revolution and in the formation of the United States, he is often revered by Americans as the "Father of Our Country".

    Washington Courthouse
    1. Washington County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Washington County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Washington County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Washington County Historical Society
          307 East Market Street
          Salem, IN 47167

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Washington County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Washington County Vital Records - Washington County Clerk, 99 Public Square, Suite 102, Salem, IN 47167.
    9. Washington County Vital Records - Washington County Health Dept., 806 Martinsburg Road Suite 100, Salem, IN 47167.
               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.

    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (The John Hay Center - Stevens Memorial Museum) / Salem, IN)


  • Wells County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of the Adams New Purchase, 1835.
    Established:  07-Feb-1837
    County Seat:  Bluffton, Indiana

    County history - Wells County is named in honor of Captain William Wells (c. 1770 - 15 August 1812), also known as Apekonit ("Carrottop"), was the son-in-law of Chief Little Turtle of the Miami Native Americans. He fought for the Miami in the Northwest Indian War. During the course of that war, he became an United States Army officer, and also served in the War of 1812.

    Wells Courthouse
    GHLL Wells County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Wells County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Wells County, IN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wells County Genealogical Society / Bluffton, IN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wells County Historical Society & Museum / Bluffton, IN)
    7. US/INGenWeb site - Wells County Archives
    8. US/INGenWeb - Wells County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Wells County Clerk, Wells County Courthouse, 102 Market St. W., 2nd floor, IN 46714-2091.
    10. Vital Records - Vital Records Registrar, Wells County Health Dept., 223 W. Washington Street, Bluffton, IN 46714.
               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):
             Allen County (north), Adams County (east), Jay County (southeast), Blackford County
             (south), Grant County (west), Huntington County (northwest).

        Wells County Public Library - Obituary Index

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) - Federal Census, Wells County (Index: 1 page).


  • White County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Carroll County.
    Established:  01-Feb-1834
    County Seat:  Monticello, Indiana

    County history - White County is named in honor of Isaac White of Equality, Illinois, who was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. White was a Colonel in the Illinois militia, who volunteered to serve as a Private in the Indiana militia in the march against Prophetstown. He was placed under the command of Kentucky Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daviess. The two exchanged swords in a demonstration of mutual respect at Fort Vincennes. In the Battle of Tippecanoe they died together and were buried in a common grave at Battle Ground.


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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. White County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. White County Vital Records - White County Health Dept., P.O. Box 838, 315 N. Illinois St., Monticello, Indiana 47960.
               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. 1850 Census - Alphabetically Indexed by Surname


  • Whitley County, Indiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Huntington County.
    Established:  01-Apr-1839
    County Seat:  Columbia City, Indiana

    County history - Whitley County is named in honor of General Whitley, a politician of some note in the early history of the State.

    Whitley Courthouse
    1. Whitley County - American History & Genealogy Project (none found online online)
    2. Whitley County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Whitley County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Genealogical Society of Whitley County / Columbia City, IN)
    4. Whitley County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Whitley County Historical Society & Museum / Columbia City, IN)
    5. Whitley County - US/INGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Whitley County - US/INGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Whitley County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Whitley County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Whitley County Vital Records - Whitley County Health Dept., 101 West Market, Suite A, Columbia City, IN 46725-2402.
               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.

    10. County History - Crossroads of America:  Early Indiana History

      Census Information:
    11. 1840 Census (I) and (T) - one page each.


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