Wabash County, Indiana

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/85.htm Wabash County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;1 W Hill Street<br> Wabash, IN 46992<br> Phone: 219.563.0661&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1835; <br>County&nbsp;Health Department has birth and death records; <br>County Recorder and Museum has burial&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wabash County, Indiana 217 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/85.htm Wabash County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;1 W Hill Street<br> Wabash, IN 46992<br> Phone: 219.563.0661&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1835; <br>County&nbsp;Health Department has birth and death records; <br>County Recorder and Museum has burial&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wabash County, Indiana 217 {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  ====
  
'''1832--'''Wabash County was created 2&nbsp;February 1832&nbsp;from [[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]] and [[Grant County, Indiana|Grant ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Wabash <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>  
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'''1832--'''Wabash County was created 2&nbsp;February 1832&nbsp;from [[Cass County, Indiana|Cass]] and [[Grant County, Indiana|Grant ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Wabash <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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*Daniels Cemetery (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Daniels Cemetery (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_wabashfreeze.php Freeze Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_wabashfreeze.php Freeze Cemetery]  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_wabasholdcripe.php Old Cripe Cemetery]
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_wabasholdcripe.php Old Cripe Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=32095 Wallace Cemetery, Wabash]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=32095 Wallace Cemetery, Wabash]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Wabash County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Wabash County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Helm, Thomas B., L. H. Newton, and E. Tucker.''History of Wabash County, Indiana: Containing a History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Military Records; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; Personal Reminiscences''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1971.) ''977.283 H2h {{FHL|208674|item|disp=FHLCollection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; BYU Library [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=%2FFH19&CISOPTR=146048&REC=0&CISOBOX=aborigines Web Site&nbsp;]'' (accessed 23 Mar 2011)<br>
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*Helm, Thomas B., L. H. Newton, and E. Tucker.''History of Wabash County, Indiana: Containing a History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Military Records; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; Personal Reminiscences''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1971.) ''977.283 H2h {{FHL|208674|item|disp=FHLCollection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; BYU Library {{FSbook|558367}}
  
 
*Weesner, Clarkson W. ''History of Wabash County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests''. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 2008.) 977.283 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|707154|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-wabash-county-indiana-a-narrative-account-of-its-historical-progress-its-people-and-its-principal-interests/oclc/712174370&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; Vol.1&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwabashc01wees INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp; Vol. 2
 
*Weesner, Clarkson W. ''History of Wabash County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests''. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 2008.) 977.283 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|707154|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-wabash-county-indiana-a-narrative-account-of-its-historical-progress-its-people-and-its-principal-interests/oclc/712174370&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; Vol.1&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwabashc01wees INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp; Vol. 2
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Contents

County Courthouse

Wabash County Courthouse
 1 W Hill Street
Wabash, IN 46992
Phone: 219.563.0661 

County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1835;
County Health Department has birth and death records;
County Recorder and Museum has burial records[1]

History

Parent County

1832--Wabash County was created 2 February 1832 from Cass and Grant Counties.
County seat: Wabash [2]

Boundary Changes

April 1870 Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Directories

Land

  • Miami Indians who Received Land on Miami Reservation, Grant and Wabash Counties, Indiana (1873) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Local Histories

  • Helm, Thomas B., L. H. Newton, and E. Tucker.History of Wabash County, Indiana: Containing a History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Military Records; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; Personal Reminiscences. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1971.) 977.283 H2h FHLCollection    BYU Library FamilySearch Books Online
  • Weesner, Clarkson W. History of Wabash County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 2008.) 977.283 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries  Vol.1  INTERNET ARCHIVE  Vol. 2

Maps

Military

CIVIL WAR

Civil War service men from Wabash 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 Wabash County.

CIVIL WAR BOOK

  • Thomas B. Helm, History of Wabash County,(Chicago : J. Morris, 1884.) Page 165-196 history of Civil War Companies From Wabash County, Indiana 977.283 H2h FHLCollection BYU Library Web Site   (accessed 23 Mar 2011)
  • "Indiana in the Civil War" in "Military Matters" Chapter 16 of Weesner, Clarkson W. History of Wabash County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 2008.), (page 261-286, Regiment, Company),  977.283 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries  Vol.1  INTERNET ARCHIVE  Vol. 2

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), Wabash County, Indiana 217 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).