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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Benton County'' <br>  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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>
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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>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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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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'''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>  
  
 
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*Benton County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Benton/cen/ Linkpendium]<br>
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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) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Mortality Schedule for Benton County (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Cemeteries<br>  ====
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*F.A. Battey &amp; Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN&nbsp;: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.&nbsp;; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published&nbsp;: Chicago&nbsp;: F.A. Battey, 1883.) {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=36898&CISOSHOW=36088 Family History Archives]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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*[http://everynameindex.com/BentonCoIN.html Every Name Index to Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by F. A. Battey &amp; Co., 1883; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1973.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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*F.A. Battey &amp; Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN&nbsp;: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.&nbsp;; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published&nbsp;: Chicago&nbsp;: F.A. Battey, 1883.) {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|951942}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
  
 
*''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|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;vol.1&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol.2&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google books] <br>
 
*''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|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;vol.1&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol.2&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google books] <br>
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Civil War Books  
 
Civil War Books  
  
*"Military History of Benton County" in F.A. Battey &amp; Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN&nbsp;: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.&nbsp;; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published&nbsp;: Chicago&nbsp;: F.A. Battey, 1883.) page 252-271, &nbsp; {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=36898&CISOSHOW=36088 Family History Archives]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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*"Military History of Benton County" in F.A. Battey &amp; Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN&nbsp;: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.&nbsp;; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published&nbsp;: Chicago&nbsp;: F.A. Battey, 1883.) page 252-271, &nbsp; {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|F206693}}[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*School Enumeration of Parish Grove Township, Benton County, Indiana (1853) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Directory of Teachers (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[http://www.indianadigitalarchives.org/Search.aspx?searchID=10130CCE87DABCBEA3B733E9C3265C858A0605424A9FB36A12C849904E28649784A08F3D4217A0F332276D85EA62CD6D#Content Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com&nbsp;]&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/benton/index.htm USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/benton/index.htm USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Benton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Benton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  

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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 census records online, see: Indiana Census.

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   FamilySearch Books Online   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   FamilySearch Books OnlineInternet 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 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).