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Contents

County Courthouse

Brown County Courthouse
Main St and Van Buren Street
Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: 812.988.5510

Some records lost in 1873 fire
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.
County Clerk has marriage and probate and court records from 1836
divorce records from 1850, court ordered birth records from 1942.
County Recorder has land records from 1874. [1]

History

Parent County

1836--Brown County was created 4 February 1836 from Monroe, Bartholomew and Jackson Counties.
County seat: Nashville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Census

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

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Directories

Land

Local Histories

  • Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical [3] 

Maps

  • Brown County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - Linkpendium

Military

Civil War


Civil War service men from Brown 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 Brown County.


Civil War Books

  • Indiana Genealogical Society. Indiana Veterans Enrollment List. 1890 Brown County. [Indiana]: (Indiana Genealogical Society, 2006.) CD-ROM no. 4168 Computer US/CAN Desktop  FHL Collection   other library


  • "Military History" in Blanchard, Charles. Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 1884.) page 703-713,  977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other library    INTERNET ARCHIVE

Newspapers

Occupations

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Browne 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).
  3. Blanchard, Charles. Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 1884.) 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other library<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" />    INTERNET ARCHIVE
 

 

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