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County Courthouse

 

Hendricks County; PO Box 599; Danville, IN 46122-1993; Ph. 317.745.9231 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b & d rec from 1882; Co Clk has m, div, pro & ct rec from 1823; Co Aud has land rec)

History

Parent County

1823--Hendricks County was created 20 December 1823 from unorganized territory and Putnam County.
County seat: Danville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories


  • Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. History of Hendricks County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens ; Also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries
  • History of Hendricks county, Indiana, together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens. Also a condensed history of Indiana. 1885. (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company.) 977.253 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other librarise   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Cline and McHaffie, Indianapolis. [from old catalog]. 1873. The People's guide; a business, political and religious directory of Hendricks co., Ind., together with a collection of very important documents and statistics connected with our moral, political and scientific history.  other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Surname index to the Family History Files found at the Plainfield/Guilford Township Public Library.
  • Hendricks County/Plainfield, Indiana Biography Index. Articles are indexed from local newspapers. Fairly recent dates.

Maps

Military

  • Veterans in Hendricks County, Indiana (1886) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
  • World War 1 Veterans Hendricks County, Indiana
  • Naval Veterans of World War 1 Hendricks County, Indiana
  • Hendricks County, Indiana Enrollment Records  This index is a list of military enrollment records filed in Hendricks County. Indiana law required that the Township Assessor enroll every person employed in the late armies of the United States, of the War of 1812, of the War with Mexico, Indian tribe wars, and the Civil War.


Civil War

Civil War service men from Hendricks 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 Hendricks County.

Civil War Books

  • "The Civil War" Chapter 5 in Inter-state Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.). 2002. History of Hendricks County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens ; Also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. (Bowie, Md: Heritage Books.) 977.253 H2h 2002 FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries
  • "The Patriotic Roll" Chapter 5 in History of Hendricks county, Indiana, together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens. Also a condensed history of Indiana. 1885. (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company.) (page 333-412  Regiment, Companies, Name's), 977.253 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other librarise   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Valenzuela, Karen, Roberto Valenzuela, and Kim Bartrum. 2004. 1862 Indiana, Hendricks County, indexed Civil War draft enrollment lists. [Marion, Indiana (1607 West Jeffras Ave., Marion 46952)]: K. Valenzuela. 977.253 M2v FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries


Naturalizations

Newspapers

Probate

  • The Judicial Books date from 1825. These books contain Probate court records from the Hendricks County Courts. You may need to use this link instead and then click "Judicial Archive". There are two ways to view these books, but if you download the PDF file for a volume you can use your PDF software to quickly access the last page in the volume. Book 3 for example, has an index on the LAST few pages of the volume.
  • Index to Will Books, Hendricks County, Indiana (1822-1977)
  • Index to Probate Order Books for Hendricks County, Indiana (1825-1852) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
  • Probate Records of Hendricks County, Indiana (1824-1930) (free images and index, Indiana Genealogical Society)

School Records

Taxation

  • [1841] Tax list, Hendricks County, Indiana, 1841. Hendricks County (Ind.). Auditor's Office. Fort Wayne, Ind. : Public Library, 1966. Call #: 977.201 H38HET
  • [1842-1855] See FHL catalog.
  • [1844] Thompson, Meredith. Index to 1844 tax list for Hendricks County, Indiana
  • [1846] . Hendricks County (Ind.). Auditor's Office. Fort Wayne, Ind. Public Library, 1966. Call #: 977.201 H38HET

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)

Voter Records

Societies and Libraries

 Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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