Benton County, Indiana Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://bentoncounty.in.gov/ Benton County Courthouse]<br>706 E 5th Ste #12<br>Fowler, IN 47944-1556<br>Phone. 765.884.0320 <br>
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[http://bentoncounty.in.gov/ Benton County Courthouse]<br>706 E 5th Ste #12<br>Fowler, IN 47944-1556<br>Phone. 765.884.0320 <br>  
  
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage reocrds from 1841,<br>divorce and&nbsp;court records from 1800’s, <br>probate records from 1852 and naturalization records;<br>County Recorder has land and military records<br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Indiana 211 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage reocrds from 1841,<br>divorce and&nbsp;court records from 1800’s, <br>probate records from 1852 and naturalization records;<br>County Recorder has land and military records<br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Indiana 211 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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'''1840--'''Benton County was created 18 February 1840&nbsp;from [[Jasper County, Indiana|Jasper]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Fowler <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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'''1840--'''Benton County was created 18 February 1840&nbsp;from [[Jasper County, Indiana|Jasper]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Fowler <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0, 43, 184); text-decoration: underline;"> </span>  
  
 
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*Benton County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Benton/cen/ Linkpendium]<br>
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Benton County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Benton County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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Contents

County Courthouse

Benton County Courthouse
706 E 5th Ste #12
Fowler, IN 47944-1556
Phone. 765.884.0320

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage reocrds from 1841,
divorce and court records from 1800’s,
probate records from 1852 and naturalization records;
County Recorder has land and military records
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882[1]

History

  • History of Benton County, Indiana - INGenWeb

Parent County

1840--Benton County was created 18 February 1840 from Jasper County.  County seat: Fowler [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Census

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


  • Benton County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - Linkpendium
  • Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Benton County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • F.A. Battey & Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN : Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published : Chicago : F.A. Battey, 1883.) FHL Collection   Family History Archives   other library  Internet Archive
  • Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties, (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) FHL US/CAN Film 1731988 FHL Collection   other library   vol.1  Google books   vol.2   Google books

Maps

  • Map of Benton County Townships - INGenWeb

Military

Civil War


Civil War service men from Benton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Benton County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History of Benton County" in F.A. Battey & Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN : Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published : Chicago : F.A. Battey, 1883.) page 252-271,   FHL Collection   Family History Archives   other library  Internet Archive

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

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), Benton County, Indiana 211 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).