Benton County, Indiana Genealogy

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{{Infobox U.S. County fckLR| county = Benton County fckLR| county_map = fckLR| state = IndianafckLR| state_map = Indiana.png fckLR| latd = fckLR| longd = fckLR| founded year = 1907fckLR| founded date = February 18fckLR| seat = FowlerfckLR| building image = fckLR| building address = fckLR Benton County Courthouse<br>706 E 5th Ste #12<br>Fowler, IN 47944-1556<br>Phone. 765.884.0320 <br> Hettinger, ND 58739<br>Phone: 701.567.2460 <br>[http://www.adamscounty.us/ [http://bentoncounty.in.gov '''Benton County Website'''] }}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Benton County
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| county_map =  
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| state = Indiana
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Indiana County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1907
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat wl= Fowler
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| building image = Benton county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Benton County, Indiana Courthouse|Benton County Courthouse]]'''<br>706 E. 5th Ste #12<br>Fowler, Indiana 47944-1556<br>Phone: 765.884.0320<br>[http://bentoncounty.in.gov '''Benton County Website''']
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
=== Historical Facts ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
 
*[[Iroquois County, Illinois|Iroquois County, Illinois]]  
 
*[[Iroquois County, Illinois|Iroquois County, Illinois]]  
 
*[[Jasper County, Indiana|Jasper]]  
 
*[[Jasper County, Indiana|Jasper]]  
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*[[White County, Indiana|White]]
 
*[[White County, Indiana|White]]
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
=== Resources ===
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Bible Records ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Biographies ====
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==== Biographies ====
  
==== Business Records ====
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==== Business Records ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Census Records  ====
  
==== Census Records ====
 
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Benton County, Indiana (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Benton County, Indiana (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Index to Mortality Schedule for Benton County (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Mortality Schedule for Benton County (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
==== Church Records ====
 
  
==== Court Records ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Directories ====
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==== Court Records  ====
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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==== Directories  ====
  
==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Genealogies ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
==== Histories ====
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==== Genealogies  ====
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==== Histories ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
===== Local Histories =====
 
 
*History of Benton County, Indiana - [http://ingenweb.org/inbenton/benton_history.html INGenWeb]<br>
 
*History of Benton County, Indiana - [http://ingenweb.org/inbenton/benton_history.html INGenWeb]<br>
  
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*History of Benton County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Benton/hist/ Linkpendium]
 
*History of Benton County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Benton/hist/ Linkpendium]
==== Land and Property ====
 
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Land and Property  ====
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*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Benton/maps/ Linkpendium] <br>
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Benton/maps/ Linkpendium] <br>
  
 
*Map of Benton County Townships - [http://www.stats.indiana.edu/maptools/maps/boundary/townships_2000/benton_township.gif INGenWeb]
 
*Map of Benton County Townships - [http://www.stats.indiana.edu/maptools/maps/boundary/townships_2000/benton_township.gif INGenWeb]
==== Military Records ====
 
  
===== ''Civil War'' =====
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==== Military Records  ====
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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 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.  
  
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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>
 
*"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>
===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918'' =====
 
  
===== ''World War II, 1941-1945'' =====
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918'' =====
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945''  =====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
==== Obituaries ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate Records ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
==== Public Records ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== Repositories ====
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==== Public Records  ====
  
===== Courthouse =====
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===== 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>  
 
[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>  
 
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>  
===== Archives =====
 
  
===== Libraries =====
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===== Museums =====
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===== Libraries  =====
  
===== Societies =====
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===== Societies =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
===== Family History Centers =====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
==== School Records ====
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*School Enumeration of Parish Grove Township, Benton County, Indiana (1853) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*School Enumeration of Parish Grove Township, Benton County, Indiana (1853) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Directory of Teachers (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Teachers (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
==== Taxation ====
 
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Taxation  ====
  
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===== Birth Records  =====
  
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===== Marriage Records  =====
  
===== Birth Records =====
 
 
===== Marriage Records =====
 
 
*'''1780-1992''' Indiana Marriages[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
 
*'''1780-1992''' Indiana Marriages[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
  
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*'''1811-1959''' Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
 
*'''1811-1959''' Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
  
===== Death Records =====
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*'''1882-1920''' Indiana Death Index[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*'''1882-1920''' Indiana Death Index[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
==== Voter Registration ====
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==== Web Sites ====
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==== Voter Registration ====
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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.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.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Benton/ Benton County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Benton/ Benton County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Benton County, Indiana History, Records, Facts and Genealogy&nbsp;- [http://www.n2genealogy.com/indiana/in-county-benton.html N2genealogy]<br>
 
*Benton County, Indiana History, Records, Facts and Genealogy&nbsp;- [http://www.n2genealogy.com/indiana/in-county-benton.html N2genealogy]<br>
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Coordinates: 39.99°0′N 91.19°0′W / 39.99°N 91.19°W / 39.99; -91.19

Benton County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1907
County Seat Fowler
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Benton County Courthouse
706 E. 5th Ste #12
Fowler, Indiana 47944-1556
Phone: 765.884.0320
Benton County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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


Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • History of Benton County, Indiana - INGenWeb


  • 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

Land and Property

Maps

  • Map of Benton County Townships - INGenWeb

Military Records

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
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

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]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voter Registration

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.