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Guide to Jackson County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Jackson County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 18, 1815
County Seat Brownstown
Courthouse
Address Jackson County Courthouse
111 S Main St.
Brownstown, IN 47220
Ph. 812.358.6116
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Contents

Historical Facts

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The county is named after War of 1812 hero Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) who became Seventh President of the United States in 1829.[1]

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

1815--Jackson County was created 18 December 1815 from Washington, Clark and Jefferson Counties.[2]

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • History of Jackson 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. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic Inc, 1972.)  977.223 H2b 1972 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other library , Digital version: Internet Archive

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

  • Jackson County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - Linkpendium

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Jackson 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 Jackson County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 16 in History of Jackson 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. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic Inc, 1972.) Page 532-580,  977.223 H2b 1972 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other library

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

County Courthouse

Jackson County; 111 S Main St; Brownstown, IN 47220; Ph. 812.358.6116 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b & d rec; Co Clk has m, div, pro & ct rec from 1816; Co Aud has land rec)

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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. "Jackson County, Indiana," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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