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Fayette County, Indiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded December 28, 1818
County Seat Connersville
Address Fayette County Courthouse
401 N Central Ave; PO Box 607
Connersville, IN 47331-0607
Ph. 765.825.1813


Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records


Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups




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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[1]

Barrows, Frederick Irving, History of Fayette County, Indiana :(Indianapolis, Ind. : B.F. Bowen) her people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families, 977.2623 H2b FHLCollection INTERNET ARCHIVE web site

Local Histories

  • Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. (Indianapolis, Ind: Frederic Luther Co, 1980).977.26 H2b  977.26 H2b v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other libraries    vol. 1 INTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property


Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Fayette 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 Fayette County

Civil War Book

Barrows, Frederick Irving, Chapter 10, "Military Annals," History of Fayette County, Indiana :(Indianapolis, Ind. : B.F. Bowen),  page 301-323, 977.2623 H2b FHLCollection Iniernet Archive 

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

Naturalization and Citizenship



Probate Records

Public Records



Fayette County Courthouse
401 N Central Ave; PO Box 607
Connersville, IN 47331-0607
Ph. 765.825.1813

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, probate, divorce and court
records from 1819 and naturalization records from 1924. [2]

Family History Centers

School Records


Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records
  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, 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


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


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