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Henry County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 31, 1821
County Seat New Castle
Courthouse
Address Henry County; 101 S Main St; New Castle, IN 47362; Ph. 765.529.6401

Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

1821--Henry County was created 31 December 1821 from unorganized territory.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

February 1864--Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

  • Henry County Cemetery Links

Census Records

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


Church Records

  • Henry County Church Links

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • Every Name Index to History of Henry County, Indiana. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text published by Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884; reprinted in 1966 by Eastern Indiana Publishing Company.  Pages 1-244 were not reprinted and included Indiana and national history and no Henry County history.  EveryNameIndex.com
  • Cline & McHaffie. 1873. The People's guide, a business, political, and religious directory of Henry Co., Ind. : together with a collection of very important documents and statistics connected with our moral, political and scientific history : also, a historical sketch of Henry County, and a brief history of each township. 977.264 E4c FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE  Google books

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Henry 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 Henry County.

Civil War Books

  • Hazzard, George. Hazzard's History of Henry County, Indiana, 1822-1906. (Newcastle, Ind: G. Hazzard, author and publisher, 1906.)  Google books

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Henry County; 101 S Main St; New Castle, IN 47362; Ph. 765.529.6401 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b & d rec from 1882; Co Clk, has m, div, pro & ct rec from 1822; Co Redr has land rec from 1823 & cem deeds from 1925)

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

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)
Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records
Voter Registration

References

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

 

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