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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Switzerland County''' <br>  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.switzerland-county.com/ Switzerland County Courthouse]<br>212 W Main St; <br>Vevay, IN 47043<br> Phone: 812.427.3175<br>
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County Health Department has birth, death and burial records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and probate records from 1814.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Switzerland County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1814--'''Switzerland County was created&nbsp;from Dearborn and Jefferson Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Vevay  
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'''1814--'''Switzerland County was created 7 September 1814&nbsp;from [[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]] and [[Jefferson County, Indiana|Jefferson]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Vevay <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Boone County, Kentucky|Boone County, Kentucky]]
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*[[Carroll County, Kentucky|Carroll County, Kentucky]]
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*[[Gallatin County, Kentucky|Gallatin County, Kentucky]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Indiana|Jefferson]]
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*[[Ohio County, Indiana|Ohio]]
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*[[Ripley County, Indiana|Ripley]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Index and map of Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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*Index and map of Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton&nbsp;Township (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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==== Census<br>  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Mortality Schedule for Switzerland County, Indiana (1850, 1860, 1870, 1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Switzerland County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court<br> ====
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==== Directories<br>  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Switzerland County, Indiana (1858, 1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches&nbsp;; Remininiscences, Extracts, Etc.&nbsp;; Local Statistics&nbsp;; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ''; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|720753|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-remininiscences-extracts-etc-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-biographies/oclc/688601225&referer=brief_results other library] <br>
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*Weakley, Harraman &amp; Co. ''History of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties, Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies ... History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians''. (Chicago: Weakley, Harraman &amp; Co, 2008.)&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-dearborn-ohio-and-switzerland-counties-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-counties-their-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-biographies-history-of-the-north-west-territory-the-state-of-indiana-and-the-indians/oclc/712149618&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdearbor02chic#page/n7/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp; (Only the Switzerland County portion is included below.)
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*''History of Switzerland County, Indiana, 1885''. (Vevay, Ind: Switzerland County Historical Society, 1999.),&nbsp;&nbsp;977.2125 H2hi FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|1473079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-1885/oclc/43550902&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://myindianahome.net/gen/switz/records/bios/schb.html MylndianaHome.net]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Civil War Soliders from Switzerland County, Indiana (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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Civil War
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Switzerland 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&nbsp;Switzerland County.
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*[[3rd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|3rd Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies A, C, and K&nbsp;
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*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Compane H
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*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company D
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*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1301275714762_920" />11th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company C
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*[[15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|15th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company E
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*[[18th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|18th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D
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*[[22nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|22nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
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*[[38th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|38th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry , Company C
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*[[52nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|52nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company D
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*[[54th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|54th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, and E
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*[[83rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|83rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C
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*[[93rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|93rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C and D
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*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K
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*[[140th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|140th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, E, and I
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*[[146th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|146th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, and&nbsp;E
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*[[156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|156th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299539402905_927" />]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
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*''"Military History" Chapter 10 in History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches&nbsp;; Remininiscences, Extracts, Etc.&nbsp;; Local Statistics&nbsp;; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ''; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), (page 1099-1199&nbsp;give&nbsp;Regiment, Compant, Name) 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|720753|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-switzerland-county-indiana-from-their-earliest-settlement-containing-a-history-of-the-cities-townships-towns-villages-schools-and-churches-remininiscences-extracts-etc-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-biographies/oclc/688601225&referer=brief_results other library] <br>
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*Index to Newspapers in Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana (1840, 1853-1901) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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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]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=198134&subject_disp=Indiana%2C+Switzerland&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Switzerland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Switzerland/ Switzerland County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Switzerland_County,_Indiana]]
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Switzerland County Courthouse
212 W Main St;
Vevay, IN 47043
Phone: 812.427.3175

County Health Department has birth, death and burial records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and probate records from 1814.
County Recorder has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1814--Switzerland County was created 7 September 1814 from Dearborn and Jefferson Counties.
County seat: Vevay [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

  • Index to Mortality Schedule for Switzerland County, Indiana (1850, 1860, 1870, 1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
  • Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Switzerland County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Church

Court

Directories

Land

Local Histories

  • History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ; Remininiscences, Extracts, Etc. ; Local Statistics ; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection, other library
  • Weakley, Harraman & Co. History of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties, Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies ... History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians. (Chicago: Weakley, Harraman & Co, 2008.)  other library    INTERNET ARCHIVE  (Only the Switzerland County portion is included below.)

Maps

Military


Civil War

Civil War service men from Switzerland 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 Switzerland County.


Civil War Book


  • "Military History" Chapter 10 in History of Switzerland County, Indiana from Their Earliest Settlement: Containing a History of the Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ; Remininiscences, Extracts, Etc. ; Local Statistics ; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ; (Biographies. Mt. Vernon, Ind: Windmill Publications, 1993.), (page 1099-1199 give Regiment, Compant, Name) 977.2125 H2h FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection, other library


Newspapers

Probate

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)

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Switzerland County, Indiana 216 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).