Jefferson County, Indiana

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jefferson County''' <br>  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jefferson County''' <br>  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Jefferson County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1810
 
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Jefferson County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1810
| founded date = November 23 | seat = Madison | building image = | building address = 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921[http://www.Jeffersoncounty.us/ '''Jefferson County Website'''] }}  
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| founded date = November 23 | seat = Madison | building image = | building address = Jefferson County Courthouse<br>300 E Main St #203<br>Madison, IN 47250<br>Ph. 812.265.8921<br>[http://www.Jeffersoncounty.us/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign=Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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*African American Veterans in Jefferson County, Indiana (1890) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*African American Veterans in Jefferson County, Indiana (1890) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.  
 
Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.  
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Company E, and Addition Recruits for Colored Troop
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Company E, and Addition Recruits for Colored Troop
  
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*Robertson, Middleton, "Recollections of Morgan's Raid", (''Indiana Magazine of History ''28, no. 2 (June 1932): 116-137.) 1863, Jefferson County (Deputy)&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/online_content/vcsfrmpst/voices_cvlwr/robertson.html Abstract and Bibliographic Information]&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imhfiles/Civil_War_VFP/Morgan_Raid.pdf article PDF] <br>
 
*Robertson, Middleton, "Recollections of Morgan's Raid", (''Indiana Magazine of History ''28, no. 2 (June 1932): 116-137.) 1863, Jefferson County (Deputy)&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/online_content/vcsfrmpst/voices_cvlwr/robertson.html Abstract and Bibliographic Information]&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imhfiles/Civil_War_VFP/Morgan_Raid.pdf article PDF] <br>
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
[[Image:Jefferson County Indiana Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Jefferson County Indiana Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;Jefferson county; 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b, d &amp; bur rec; Co Clk has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec; Co Redr has land rec)  
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[[Image:Jefferson County Indiana Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;Jefferson county; 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b, d &amp; bur rec; Co Clk has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec; Co Redr has land rec)  
  
 
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
 
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*[http://ingenweb.org/injefferson/indextwo.html USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/injefferson/indextwo.html USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  

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United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Jefferson County

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

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Jefferson County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 23, 1810
County Seat Madison
Courthouse
Address Jefferson County Courthouse
300 E Main St #203
Madison, IN 47250
Ph. 812.265.8921
Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

1810--Jefferson County was created 23 November 1810 from Clark and Dearborn Counties.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Clark | Jennings | Ripley | Scott | Switzerland | Kentucky counties: Carroll | Trimble

Record Loss

Jefferson County, Indiana Courthouse Damaged by Fire (20 May 2009) (multiple sources)
http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=10399782&nav=9Tai
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090522/NEWS02/905220388/County+records+likely+ruined+in+Madison+fire

Flames destroyed parts of the 154-year-old Jefferson County Courthouse today. The Indiana state fire marshal has completed a preliminary investigation, but has not yet issued a report.

Decades of history may have been lost as flames ripped through the courthouse. The third floor partially collapsed and the basement sustained significant water damage.

Local preservation experts have retrieved deeds and some other vital documents. Many of them will have to be frozen before they can be restored. However, there are some that were irreparably damaged in the fire.

The fire came as crews were finishing restoration work on the courthouse for the city's bicentennial celebration. County officials said exterior work was nearly complete. A video is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQRXvKP4Oc4 or click on the image below.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1972.) FHL US/CAN Film 934899 Item 4 FHL Collection  other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.

Civil War books and articles

  • Garber, Michael C., Jr., "Reminiscences of the Burning of Columbia, South Carolina" ,( Indiana Magazine of History 11, no. 4 (December 1915): 285-300.) 1865, Jefferson County (Madison)      Abstract and Bibliographic Information     article PDF

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse
Jefferson County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
 Jefferson county; 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b, d & bur rec; Co Clk has m, div, pro & ct rec; Co Redr has land rec)
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


References

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