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County Courthouse

Grant County; County Courthouse
Marion, IN 46953
Phone: 765.668.8121

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage divorce, probate and court
records from 1831.
Co Auditor has land records. [1]


Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Email:suggestions@grantcounty.net

Grant County Government website

History

Grant County was formed in 1831. It was named for Captains Samuel and Moses Grant of Kentucky.


Parent County

1831--Grant County was created 10 February 1831 from Delaware, Madison and Cass Counties.
County seat: Marion [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Grant County Cemeteries & Obituaries - INGenWeb

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories


  • Brant & Fuller. 2008. History of Grant County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. (Chicago: Brant & Fuller.),  977.269 H2 v. 1 FHL US/CAN , 977.269 H2 v. 2 FHL Collection   other library
  • Whitson, Rolland Lewis, John P. Campbell, and Edgar L. Goldthwait. 1914. Centennial history of Grant County, Indiana, 1812 to 1912: compiled from records of the Grant county historical society, archives of the county, data of personal interviews, and other authentic sources of local information. (Chicago, Ill: Lewis Pub. Co. ) Vol. 1 FamilySearch Books Online; Vol. 2 FHL Collection    Vol. 1    Vol.2  FamilySearch Books Online - free; Google Books

Maps

  • Grant County Communities, Land Record, & Maps - INGenWeb  

Military

War of 1812

Holliday, Murray, The Battle of the Mississinewa, 1812 (Grant County Historical Society)  FHL 977.269 H2h

Civil War

Civil War service men from Grant 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 Grant County


Civil War Books

  • "Regiment" in Brant & Fuller. 2008. History of Grant County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. (Chicago: Brant & Fuller.), (page 483-496  Regiment, Companies, Name's),  977.269 H2 v. 1 FHL US/CAN , 977.269 H2 v. 2 FNL Collection   other libraries
  • Williamson, Jennifer, and Donna Craig. 2001. 1862 Grant County, Indiana, indexed Civil War draft enrollment lists. (Valparaiso, IN (P.O. Box 248, Valparaiso 46384): Footprints Pub. Co.)  977.269 H2w FHL US/CAN Book   FHL Collection   other libraries


Newspapers

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Grant County Health Department  (Births prior to October 1907. After that, they are available through Indiana State Department of Health Vital Records)

401 S Adams St Marion, IN 46953

765-651-2401, ext. 5

vital@grantcounty.net

Grant County Health Department

  • 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 

Marion Public Library

600 South Washington Street Marion, IN 46953-1992 765-668-2900

Winter Hours (after Labor Day): 9 to 8 Weekdays 9 to 5 Saturdays 1 to 4 Sundays

Summer Hours (after Memorial Day): 9 to 8 Weekdays 9 to 5 Saturdays Closed Sundays

Marion Public Library Indiana History and Genealogy Site

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, Indiana 212 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).

 

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