Whitley County, Indiana

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| building address = [http://whitleygov.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>101 W Van Buren Street<br>Columbia City, IN 46725<br>Phone: 219.248.3102<br><br>[http://www.Whitleycounty.us/ '''Whitley County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = [http://whitleygov.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>101 W Van Buren Street<br>Columbia City, IN 46725<br>Phone: 219.248.3102<br><br>[http://www.Whitleycounty.us/ '''Whitley County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
 
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[http://whitleygov.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>101 W Van Buren Street<br>Columbia City, IN 46725<br>Phone: 219.248.3102<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1836<br>divorce and court records from 1853 and probate records.<br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Indiana 218 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1835--'''Whitley County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Elkhart County, Indiana|Elkhart]]&nbsp;and&nbsp;[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp; '''Columbia City <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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'''1835--'''Whitley County was created 7 February 1835from [[Elkhart County, Indiana|Elkhart]]and[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''Columbia City <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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== Places/Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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*[[Wabash County, Indiana|Wabash]]
 
*[[Wabash County, Indiana|Wabash]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Whitley County, Indiana Resources  ===
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====Biographies====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Photos of Tombstones in Jefferies Cemetery, Smith Township (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Photos of Tombstones in Jefferies Cemetery, Smith Township (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Census ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Whitley County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Whitley County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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==== Land  ====
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====Directories====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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====Emigration and Immigration====
  
*Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. 1970.''Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical, illustrated.'' (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, inc.) 977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|186584|item|disp=FHL COLLECTION}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725&referer=brief_results other library&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|56981}} <br>
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====Ethnic and Religious Groups====
  
*Gradeless, Donald E. 1979. ''Index, History of Whitley County Indiana, Weston A. Goodspeed &amp; Charles Blanchard.&nbsp; (''[s.l.]: Gradeless.) 977.275 H22i FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|382161|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-history-of-whitley-county-indiana-weston-a-goodspeed-charles-blanchard/oclc/6604787&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwhitley00kale INTERNET ARCHIVR]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=-hUVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=36#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]
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===== Local Histories  =====
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*Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. 1970.''Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical, illustrated.'' (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, inc.) 977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|186584|item|disp=FHL COLLECTION}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725&referer=brief_results other library&nbsp;][http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE] {{FSbook|56981}} <br>
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*Gradeless, Donald E. 1979. ''Index, History of Whitley County Indiana, Weston A. Goodspeed Charles Blanchard.(''[s.l.]: Gradeless.) 977.275 H22i FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|382161|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-history-of-whitley-county-indiana-weston-a-goodspeed-charles-blanchard/oclc/6604787&referer=brief_results other libraries][http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwhitley00kale INTERNET ARCHIVR][http://books.google.com/books?id=-hUVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=36#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~23016~790040:Map-of-Whitley-County---Published-b David Rumsey Map of Whitley County 1876 Shows Townships]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~23016~790040:Map-of-Whitley-County---Published-b David Rumsey Map of Whitley County 1876 Shows Townships]
  
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War of 1812
  
 
*Civil War
 
*Civil War
  
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Whitley 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;Whitley County.&nbsp;<br>  
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Civil War service men from Whitley 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 Whitley County.<br>  
  
 
*[[4th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|4th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
 
*[[4th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|4th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|12th Regiment]],&nbsp;Indiana Cavalry, Company I  
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*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|12th Regiment]],Indiana Cavalry, Company I  
*&nbsp;[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]],&nbsp;Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company&nbsp;A  
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]],Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company A  
 
*[[14th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|14th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
 
*[[14th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|14th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
 
*[[23rd Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|23rd Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
 
*[[23rd Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|23rd Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
*[[30th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|30th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reoganized Company C  
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*[[30th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|30th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company C  
 
*[[74th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|74th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B  
 
*[[74th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|74th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B  
 
*[[88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|88th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies E and K  
 
*[[88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|88th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies E and K  
 
*[[100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|100th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F  
 
*[[100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|100th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F  
 
*[[152nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|152th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C and I
 
*[[152nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|152th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C and I
 
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Civil War Books  
 
Civil War Books  
  
*"War History" Chapter 4 in Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. 1970.''Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical, illustrated.'' (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, inc.) (page 76-97, Regiment ),&nbsp;977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|186584|item|disp=FHL COLLECTION}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725&referer=brief_results other library&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|56981}}
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*"War History" Chapter 4 in Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, and Charles Blanchard. 1970.''Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical, illustrated.'' (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, inc.) (page 76-97, Regiment ),977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|186584|item|disp=FHL COLLECTION}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-whitley-and-noble-indiana-historical-and-biographical-illustrated/oclc/424016725&referer=brief_results other library&nbsp;][http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofwhitle00good INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]{{FSbook|56981}}
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World War II
  
 
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===== County Courthouse =====
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[http://whitleygov.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>101 W Van Buren Street<br>Columbia City, IN 46725<br>Phone: 219.248.3102<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1836<br>divorce and court records from 1853 and probate records.<br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Indiana 218 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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See Web Sites below, Genealogical Society of Whitley County
  
 
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==== 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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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
  
*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 Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
  
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]<br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
  
<br> See Web Sites below, Genealogical Society of Whitley County
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959-[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 -[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]<br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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====Voter Registration====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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==   Whitley County, Indiana 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.  

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Whitley County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February, 1835
County Seat Columbia City
Courthouse
Address Whitley County Courthouse
101 W Van Buren Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
Phone: 219.248.3102

Whitley County Website

Contents

Historical Facts

Parent County

1835--Whitley County was created 7 February 1835from ElkhartandAllen Counties.
County seat:Columbia City [1]

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Whitley County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a number of on-line cemetery databases for Whitley County.

Albright Evangelical Church Cemetery
Bayless Cemetery
Boggs Cemetery
Burch-Ditton Cemetery
Broxson Cemetery BillionGraves, spelled 'Broxon'
Cleveland Cemetery
Coesse Lutheran Cemetery
Compton-Oak Grove Cemetery
Concord (Concordia) Cemetery
County Line Lutheran Cemetery
Eberhard Cemetery
Garrison Cemetery
Grumlich Cemetery
Hell's Half Acre Cemetery
Hopkins Cemetery
Jacob Hively Cemetery
Jeffries Cemetery
Kelsey Family Cemetery
Mitchell Cemetery
Nolt Cemetery
Otis Miner Cemetery
Ream-Bethel Cemetery
Rousseau-Pence Cemetery
St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery
St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery
Samuel Leaman Cemetery
Samuel Miner Cemetery
Scott Cemetery
Scott Keister Cemetery
Shank Cemetery
South Park Cemetery
Stough Cemetery
Thompson Cemetery
Universalist Church Cemetery
Wigent-Taylor Cemetery

Other Cemetery Listings

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

History

Local Histories

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

  • Civil War

Civil War service men from Whitley 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 Whitley County.

Civil War Books

World War I

World War II

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupation

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives
County Courthouse

Whitley County Courthouse
101 W Van Buren Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
Phone: 219.248.3102

County Clerk has marriage records from 1836
divorce and court records from 1853 and probate records.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.
County Recorder has land records. [2]

Family History Centers
Societies and Libraries

See Web Sites below, Genealogical Society of Whitley County

School Records

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

Voter Registration

Whitley 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), Whitley County, Indiana 218 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.