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|Whitley County, Indiana|
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
|County Seat||Columbia City|
|Address|| Whitley County Courthouse|
101 W Van Buren Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
Whitley County, Indiana Resources
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
- Genealogical Society of Whitley County Cemeteries List
- Find A Grave Whitley County Cemetery List
- Find A Grave Whitley County Cemetery Map
- Photos of Tombstones in Jefferies Cemetery, Smith Township (free, Indiana Genealogical Society)
For tips on accessing Whitley County, Indiana census records online, see: Indiana Census.
- Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Whitley County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic and Religious Groups
- 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 COLLECTIONother library INTERNET ARCHIVE FamilySearch Books Online
- Gradeless, Donald E. 1979. Index, History of Whitley County Indiana, Weston A. Goodspeed Charles Blanchard.([s.l.]: Gradeless.) 977.275 H22i FHL US/CAN BookFHL Collectionother librariesINTERNET ARCHIVRGoogle books
Land and Property
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.
- 4th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
- 12th Regiment,Indiana Cavalry, Company I
- 13th Regiment,Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company A
- 14th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
- 23rd Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
- 30th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company C
- 74th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company B
- 88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies E and K
- 100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company F
- 152th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies C and I
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 ),977.27 H2g FHL US/CAN Book FHL COLLECTIONother library INTERNET ARCHIVEFamilySearch Books Online
World War I
World War II
Whitley County Courthouse
101 W Van Buren Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
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. 
Family History Centers
See Web Sites below, Genealogical Society of Whitley County
- Students and Teachers of Columbia City High School (1929) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
- Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
- Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - Ancestry.con $
- Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992-FamilySearch
- Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959-FamilySearch
- Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -FamilySearch
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.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Whitley County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Genealogical Society of Whitley County
- INGenWeb Project Whitley County (This is the USGenWeb project site for Whitley County)
- USGenWeb Archives Whitley County
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ 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.
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