Washington County, Indiana Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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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;">
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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 style="color: rgb(0, 43, 184); text-decoration: underline;" class="Apple-style-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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For more about the city of Salem, see the Wikipedia article [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem,_Indiana Salem, Indiana]  
  
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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==== Populated Places ====
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==== 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  ====
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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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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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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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).  
 
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.
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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.  
  
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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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].  
  
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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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.  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://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://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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*[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]  
*[http://www.johnhaycenter.org John Hay Center] and Washington County Historical Society,
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*[http://www.johnhaycenter.org John Hay Center] and Washington County Historical Society,  
 
*[http://www.cityofsalemin.com City of Salem, Indiana]
 
*[http://www.cityofsalemin.com City of Salem, Indiana]
  
 
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Revision as of 03:32, 28 August 2010

 United States  > Indiana > Washington County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1813--Washington County was created 21 December 1813 from Clark, Harrison and Jefferson Counties.
County seat: Salem [1]

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.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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.

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).