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County Courthouse

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Jennings County Courthouse
24 N. Pike Street

P.O. Box 383
Vernon, IN 47282
Phone: 812.346.5907

County Clerk has marriage and probate records
(in the court house as shown above).
County Recorder has land records.
County Health Department has birth and death records. [1]

The County Recorder and County Health Department are located at 200 Brown Street, Vernon, In 47282

County Recorder's phone number is 812-352-3053.

County Health Department's phone number 812-352-3053.


Parent County

1816--Jennings County was created 27 December 1816 from Jefferson and Jackson Counties.
County seat: Vernon [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

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





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
  • Jennings County Historical Society (Ind.). 2005. Jennings County, Indiana, 1816-1999. (Paducah, KY: Turner Pub.)   other libraries   Google books



  • List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Jennings County, Indiana (Source: Internet Archive)
  • African American Veterans in Jennings County, Indiana (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
  • World War I ( The Great War ), 1914-1918 
  1. Gold Star Honor Roll (Source: Genealogy Trails History Group)
  2. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Jennings County (Source: Explore ($)
  • World War II
  1. Jennings County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy)

Civil War

Civil War service men from Jennings 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 Jennings County.




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)

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jennings County, Indiana 214 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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