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County Courthouse

Decatur County Courthouse
150 Courthouse Square Suite 5
Greensburg, In 47240
Phone: 812-663-8223

County Clerk has marriage record from 1822,
divorce, probate and court records.
Board of Health has birth and death records. [1]

History

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The county is named after U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur (1779-1820).[2]

Parent County

1821--Decatur County was created 31 December 1821 from unorganized territory. 
County seat: Greensburg [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Decatur County, Indiana census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Decatur County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Church

Court

Directories

Land

Local Histories


  • Harding, Lewis A. 1915. History of Decatur County, Indiana its people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families. (Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen.)  977.216 H2h v. 1, 977.216 H2h v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other library   Vol. 1 INTERNET ARCHIVE,  Vol.2 INTERNET ARCHIVE   eBooksRead
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church (Greensburg, Indiana) (Added Author), Negro Cemetery (Clarksburg, Indiana) (Added Author), Decatur County (Indiana). Historian (Added Author), Black history, Decatur County, Indiana,'(Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987 ) FHL US/CAN Film 1531735 Item 18 FHL Collection 
  • Baldwin, Jane (Main Author), Baker, Ray Stannard, b. 1870 (Added Author), A history of the Negro in Decatur County, Indiana, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987)  FHL US/CAN Film 1531732 Item 6 FHL Collection 

Maps

Military

  • List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Decatur County, Indiana (Source:Internet Archive)
  • World War I  (1917-1918)
  1. History of Decatur County's part in the World War, 1914-1918 (Source: Internet Archive)
  2. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Decatur County (Source: Explore Ancestry for free) ($)
  • World War II (1941-1945)
  1. Decatur County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy)            (above was copy from Linkpendium)


Civil War

Civil War service men from Decatur County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Decatur County.


Civil War Books

  • "Civil War," in "Military Record," Chapter 17 of Harding, Lewis A. 1915. History of Decatur County, Indiana its people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families. (Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen.) (page 420-464, Regiment, Companies,  Name's) 977.216 H2h v. 1, 977.216 H2h v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other library   Vol. 1 INTERNET ARCHIVE,  Vol.2 INTERNET ARCHIVE   eBooksRead


Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of counties in Tennessee", Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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