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Decatur County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1821,
County Seat December
Courthouse
Address 150 Courthouse Square Suite 5
Greensburg, In 47240
Phone: 812-663-8223
Decatur County Courthouse



Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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


Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Decatur County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

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The county is named after U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur (1779-1820).[1]

Local Histories


  • Harding, Lewis A. 1915. History of Decatur County, Indiana its people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families. (Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen.)  977.216 H2h v. 1, 977.216 H2h v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other library   Vol. 1 INTERNET ARCHIVE,  Vol.2 INTERNET ARCHIVE   eBooksRead
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church (Greensburg, Indiana) (Added Author), Negro Cemetery (Clarksburg, Indiana) (Added Author), Decatur County (Indiana). Historian (Added Author), Black history, Decatur County, Indiana,'(Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987 ) FHL US/CAN Film 1531735 Item 18 FHL Collection 
  • Baldwin, Jane (Main Author), Baker, Ray Stannard, b. 1870 (Added Author), A history of the Negro in Decatur County, Indiana, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987)  FHL US/CAN Film 1531732 Item 6 FHL Collection 

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

  • List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Decatur County, Indiana (Source:Internet Archive)
Civil War

Civil War service men from Decatur 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 Decatur County.


Civil War Books


  • "Civil War," in "Military Record," Chapter 17 of Harding, Lewis A. 1915. History of Decatur County, Indiana its people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families. (Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen.) (page 420-464, Regiment, Companies,  Name's) 977.216 H2h v. 1, 977.216 H2h v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other library   Vol. 1 INTERNET ARCHIVE,  Vol.2 INTERNET ARCHIVE   eBooksRead


World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945
  • Decatur County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy)            (above was copy from Linkpendium)

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupations

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Decatur County Courthouse
150 Courthouse Square Suite 5
Greensburg, In 47240
Phone: 812-663-8223

County Clerk has marriage record from 1822,
divorce, probate and court records.
Board of Health has birth and death records. [2]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death 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)
  • Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 - FamilySearch

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

  1. "List of counties in Tennessee", Wikipedia.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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