Fayette County, Indiana Genealogy

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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[1]

Barrows, Frederick Irving, History of Fayette County, Indiana :(Indianapolis, Ind. : B.F. Bowen) her people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families, 977.2623 H2b FHLCollection INTERNET ARCHIVE web site

Parent County

1818--Fayette County was created 28 December 1818 from Wayne and Franklin Counties.
County seat: Connersville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. (Indianapolis, Ind: Frederic Luther Co, 1980).977.26 H2b  977.26 H2b v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other libraries    vol. 1 INTERNET ARCHIVE



Civil War

Civil War service men from Fayette 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 Fayette County

Civil War Book

Barrows, Frederick Irving, Chapter 10, "Military Annals," History of Fayette County, Indiana :(Indianapolis, Ind. : B.F. Bowen),  page 301-323, 977.2623 H2b FHLCollection Iniernet Archive 




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. "Fayette County, Indiana," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).