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Sullivan County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 30, 1816
County Seat Sullivan
Courthouse
Address Sullivan County Courthouse
100 Courthouse Square #304
Sullivan, IN 47882
Phone: 812.268.4657
Sullivan County Website

Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

1818 -- Vigo County formed from northern part of Sullivan County.

1821 -- Greene County formed from eastern part of Sullivan County.

Parent County

1816--Sullivan County was created 30 December 1816 from Knox County.County seat: Sullivan [1]

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

February 1850 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Sullivan County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

Mexican War

  • 2nd Regiment, Company H

Civil War

Civil War service men from Sullivan 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 Sullivan County.

Civil War Books

  • Booth, Louise. Waiting for the Moment. (Villa Park, Calif: D.R. Booth Associates, 1983.) 977.241 H2b copy 2 FHL US/CAN BookFHL Collection other library
  • "County Military History" Chapter 8 in Caperton, Neda.Index of Names in the Sullivan County Section of History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana, 1884. FamilySearch Books Online; (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society Library, 1972.)(page 572-587,Regiment, Companies, Name's),977.242 H2hi FHL US/CANFHL Collectionother library

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupations

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Archives
County Courthouse

Sullivan County Courthouse
100 Courthouse Square #304
Sullivan, IN 47882
Phone: 812.268.4657

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1850. [2]

Family History Centers
Libraries

Sullivan County Public Library

Donna K. Adams - Genealogist

Genealogy/Local History Dept.

100 S. Crowder St.

Sullivan, Indiana 47882

www.sullivan.lib.in.us

Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voting Registration

Sullivan County, Indiana Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sullivan County, Indiana 216 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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