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County Courthouse

Starke County Courthouse
PO Box 395
Knox, IN 46534
Phone: 219.772.9128

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1850.
County Autitor has land records from 1850.
County Health Department has birth and death records. [1]


Parent County

1835--Starke County was created 7 February 1835 from St. Joseph County.  County seat: Knox [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Vermillion 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 Vermillion County.

  • 5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company C



School Records


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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Starke County, Indiana 216 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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