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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Washington County''' <br>  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.washingtoncounty.in.gov/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>99 Public Square<br>Salem, IN 47167<br>Phone: 812.883.5748<br><br>County Health Department birth and death from 1882. <br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, probate and court records from 1814 <br>and newspapers from 1891. <br>County recorder has land records.<br>County Historical Society has many family records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington 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  ====
  
'''1813--'''Washington County was created 21 December 1813&nbsp;from [[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]], [[Harrison County, Indiana|Harrison]] and [[Jefferson County, Indiana|Jefferson ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Salem <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0, 43, 184); text-decoration: underline;">
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'''1813--'''Washington County was created 21 December 1813&nbsp;from [[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]], [[Harrison County, Indiana|Harrison]] and [[Jefferson County, Indiana|Jefferson ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Salem <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
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For more about the city of Salem, see the Wikipedia article [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem,_Indiana Salem, Indiana]
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
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*[[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]]  
*[[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]]
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*[[Crawford County, Indiana|Crawford]]  
*[[Crawford County, Indiana|Crawford]]
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*[[Floyd County, Indiana|Floyd]]  
*[[Floyd County, Indiana|Floyd]]
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*[[Harrison County, Indiana|Harrison]]  
*[[Harrison County, Indiana|Harrison]]
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*[[Jackson County, Indiana|Jackson]]  
*[[Jackson County, Indiana|Jackson]]
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*[[Lawrence County, Indiana|Lawrence]]  
*[[Lawrence County, Indiana|Lawrence]]
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*[[Orange County, Indiana|Orange]]  
*[[Orange County, Indiana|Orange]]
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*[[Scott County, Indiana|Scott]]
 
*[[Scott County, Indiana|Scott]]
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem, Indiana is the largest cemetery in the county. Dating back to 1824, the cemetery has several thousand grave sites. The cemetery has an online database of burials on its web page at [http://cityofsalemin.com/departments/cemetery-2.html Crown Hill Cemetery].
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=134709 Blue River Church Cemetery, Salem]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=29859 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Borden]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=30263 Old Hebron Cemetery, Salem]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=30489 Peugh Cemetery, Salem]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=134652 Poor Farm Cemetery, Salem]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=32401 Winslow Cemetery, Salem]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Washington County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Washington County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1972.) FHL US/CAN Film 934899 Item 4 {{FHL|161588|item|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-souvenir-for-the-counties-of-clark-crawford-harrison-floyd-jefferson-jennings-scott-and-washington-indiana/oclc/6966330&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalhisto00inchic INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
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*''History of Washington County Indiana: A Re-Production of the Original "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties" 1884''. (Salem, Ind: Washington County Historical Society, 1999.) 977.226 H2Lc FHL {{FHL|477890|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-washington-county-indiana-a-re-production-of-the-original-history-of-lawrence-orange-and-washington-counties-1884/oclc/436936422&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyoflawrenc00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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Civil War
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Civil War service men from Washington 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 Washington County.
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*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company E
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
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*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company B
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*[[18th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|18th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
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*[[22nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|22nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H
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*[[24th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|24th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
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*[[38th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|38th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D
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*[[50th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|50th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C
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*[[66th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|66th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, B, F, H, and K
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*[[81st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|81st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A
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*[[112th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|112th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C
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*[[117th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4)|117th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Company G
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*[[137th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|137th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K
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*[[144th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|144th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, B, C, and F
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*[[145th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|145th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F<br>
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Civil War Books
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*''"Military History" Chapter 7 in History of Washington County Indiana: A Re-Production of the Original "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties" 1884''. (Salem, Ind: Washington County Historical Society, 1999.),&nbsp;(page 793-815, Regiment, Companies),&nbsp;977.226 H2Lc FHL {{FHL|477890|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-washington-county-indiana-a-re-production-of-the-original-history-of-lawrence-orange-and-washington-counties-1884/oclc/436936422&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyoflawrenc00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== School Records  ====
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*Students and Teachers of Salem High School (1926) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== 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;  ==
The Stevens Memorial Museum and Genealogy Library, 307 East Market Street, Salem, Indiana, 812-883-6495, is also home to the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS). 
 
  
The name has recently changed to The John Hay Center which encompasses the entire organization including the Stevens Memorial Museum, the Pioneer Village, John Hay Birthplace, and the Depot Railroad Museum.  The web site is www.johnhaycenter.org.
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The Stevens Memorial Museum and Genealogy Library, 307 East Market Street, Salem, Indiana, 812-883-6495, is also home to the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS).  
  
Stevens Museum has cemetery records books, histories, marriage and divorce records, and miscellaneous materials such as 1800-1902 Abstract of Wills, 1882-1999 Death Records and others.
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WCHS publishes a newsletter that contains events, news articles, and books and other items for sale by the library. The library and museum are open 9AM to 5PM daily, except for Sunday, Monday, and holidays.  
  
WCHS publishes a newsletter that contains events, news articles, and books and other items for sale by the library. The library and museum are open 9AM to 5PM daily, except for Sunday, Monday, and holidays.
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The name has recently changed to The John Hay Center which encompasses the entire organization including the Stevens Memorial Museum, the Pioneer Village, John Hay Birthplace, and the Depot Railroad Museum. The web site is [http://www.johnhaycenter.org www.johnhaycenter.org].
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Stevens Museum has cemetery records books, histories, marriage and divorce records, and miscellaneous materials such as 1800-1902 Abstract of Wills, 1882-1999 Death Records and others.  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for Washington county [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/washington/ at this link].  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=198236&subject_disp=Indiana%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
*John Hay Center and Washington County Historical Society, www.johnhaycenter.org
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*[http://www.johnhaycenter.org John Hay Center] and Washington County Historical Society,  
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*[http://www.cityofsalemin.com City of Salem, Indiana]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Washington/ Washington County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
99 Public Square
Salem, IN 47167
Phone: 812.883.5748

County Health Department birth and death from 1882.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, probate and court records from 1814
and newspapers from 1891.
County recorder has land records.
County Historical Society has many family records. [1]

History

Parent County

1813--Washington County was created 21 December 1813 from Clark, Harrison and Jefferson Counties.
County seat: Salem [2]

For more about the city of Salem, see the Wikipedia article Salem, Indiana

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem, Indiana is the largest cemetery in the county. Dating back to 1824, the cemetery has several thousand grave sites. The cemetery has an online database of burials on its web page at Crown Hill Cemetery.

BillionGraves

Census

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

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

Church

Court

Directories

Land

Local Histories

  • Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1972.) FHL US/CAN Film 934899 Item 4 FHL Collection  other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • History of Washington County Indiana: A Re-Production of the Original "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties" 1884. (Salem, Ind: Washington County Historical Society, 1999.) 977.226 H2Lc FHL FHL Collection   other libraries     INTERNET ARCHIVE

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Washington 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 Washington County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 7 in History of Washington County Indiana: A Re-Production of the Original "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties" 1884. (Salem, Ind: Washington County Historical Society, 1999.), (page 793-815, Regiment, Companies), 977.226 H2Lc FHL FHL Collection   other libraries     INTERNET ARCHIVE

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

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 

The Stevens Memorial Museum and Genealogy Library, 307 East Market Street, Salem, Indiana, 812-883-6495, is also home to the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS).

WCHS publishes a newsletter that contains events, news articles, and books and other items for sale by the library. The library and museum are open 9AM to 5PM daily, except for Sunday, Monday, and holidays.

The name has recently changed to The John Hay Center which encompasses the entire organization including the Stevens Memorial Museum, the Pioneer Village, John Hay Birthplace, and the Depot Railroad Museum. The web site is www.johnhaycenter.org.

Stevens Museum has cemetery records books, histories, marriage and divorce records, and miscellaneous materials such as 1800-1902 Abstract of Wills, 1882-1999 Death Records and others.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Indiana 217 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).