Benton County, Indiana Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Benton County; 706 E 5th Ste #12; Fowler, IN 47944-1556; Ph. 765.884.0320 Details: (Clk Cir Ct has m rec from 1841, div & ct rec from 1800’s, pro rec from 1852 & nat rec; Co Redr has land & ml rec; Co Hlth Dept has b & d rec from 1882)

History

  • History of Benton County, Indiana - INGenWeb

Parent County

1840--Benton County was created 18 February 1840 from Jasper County.  County seat: Fowler [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Census

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


  • Benton County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - Linkpendium
  • Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Benton County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • F.A. Battey & Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN : Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published : Chicago : F.A. Battey, 1883.) FHL Collection   Family History Archives   other library  Internet Archive
  • Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties, (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) FHL US/CAN Film 1731988 FHL Collection   other library   vol.1  Google books   vol.2   Google books

Maps

  • Map of Benton County Townships - INGenWeb

Military

Civil War


Civil War service men from Benton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Benton County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History of Benton County" in F.A. Battey & Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN : Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published : Chicago : F.A. Battey, 1883.) page 252-271,   FHL Collection   Family History Archives   other library  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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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