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1822--Johnson County was created 31 December 1822 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Franklin 
May 1849 and December 1874 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
- Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki
- Michael John Neill, Burned Counties in Family History Circle
- Banta, D. D. 1970. History of Johnson County Indiana: from the earliest time to the present with biographical sketches, notes, etc. together with a short history of the Northwest, the Indiana territory and the state of Indiana. (Evansville, In: Unigraphic.) 977.2 H2hj FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries INTERNET ACHIVE Google books
- Branigin, Elba L. 1913. History of Johnson County, (Indiana. Indianapolis, In: B.F. Bowen & Co.) other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE
Civil War service men from Johnson 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 Johnson County.
- 1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery, Companies L, and M
- 3rd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Company G
- 5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company F
- 7th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company H
- 9th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Companies F, and H
- 11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies H, and I
- 13th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
- 17th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies D, and F
- 18th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company I
- 19th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company H
- 20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Companies G, and I
- 26th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company D
- 27th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company C
- 70th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies I, and K
- 114th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, all of Companies A-D
- 132nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company G
- 148th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies B, D, E, H, and K
- 154th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company H
- 28th US Colored Troops, Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
Societies and Libraries
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Johnson County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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