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Franklin County, Indiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded November 27, 1810
County Seat Brookville
Address Franklin County Courthouse
634 Main Street
Brookville, IN 47012-1405
Phone: 765.647.3322


Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records


Census Records

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

  • Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Franklin County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
  • Franklin County Census Records - INGenWeb

Church Records

Court Records


Jerome Wiley's Journal Franklin County, Indiana 1841-1891


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups




Local Histories

Land and Property


Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Franklin 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 Franklin County

Civil War Books

  • "Civil War" in "Military History of Franklin County" Chapter 12 of Reifel, August J. History of Franklin County, Indiana; Her People, Industries and Institutions. (Indianapolis, Ind: B.F. Bowen, 1915.), (page 292-315, Regiment, Companies, some Name's)  FHL US/CAN Film 934904 Item 3 FHL Collection  other libraries    INTERNET ARCHIVE
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship



Probate Records

Probate records are court records created after an individual’s death that relate to a court’s decisions regarding the distribution of the estate to the heirs or creditors and the care of any dependents. These documents are important to family history researchers because they usually exist for time periods before civil birth and death records were kept. While probate records are one of the most accurate sources of genealogical evidence, they have limitations. The Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Franklin County.

The following Franklin County probate records have been indexed and abstracted:

Public Records



Franklin County Courthouse
634 Main Street
Brookville, IN 47012-1405
Phone: 765.647.3322

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1811.
County Recorder has land records from 1811.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.
Public Library has cemetery records from from 1817
and naturalization records from 1820. [1]

Family History Centers

School Records


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


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


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