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County Courthouse

Posey County Courthouse
PO Box 606;
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
Phone: 812.838.1306

County Clerk has marriage, divorce,
probate and court records from 1815.
County health department Dept has
birth and divorce records from 1882.
County Recorder has land records from 1815
and some military discharge records. [1]

History

Parent County

1814--Posey County was created 7 September 1814 from Warrick, Knox and Gibson Counties.
County seat: Mt.Vernon [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
US Vol. 24 page 78 - Bethlehem Cemetery

Census

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


Church

Court

Circuit Court historical records of Posey County in the State Archives. This online searchable database indexes cases for the years 1815-1841.

Land

Local Histories

  • Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1974. History of Posey County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic). 977.234 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries    INTERNET ACHIVE

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Posey 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 Posey County.


Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 6 in Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1974. History of Posey County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic). (page 441-445),  977.234 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries    INTERNET ACHIVE

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Other Records

  • African Americans in Civilian Conservation Corps, Wadesville, Posey County, Indiana (1938) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Posey County, Indiana 215 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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