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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Jefferson County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1810
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| founded date = November 23 | seat = Madison | building image = | building address = 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921[http://www.Jeffersoncounty.us/ '''Jefferson County Website'''] }}  
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
| county = Jefferson County
 
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| state = Indiana
 
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| founded year = 1810
 
| founded date = November 23
 
| seat = Madison
 
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| building address = 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921[http://www.Jeffersoncounty.us/ '''Jefferson County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse ==
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==== Populated Places ====
  
[[Image:Jefferson County Indiana Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Jefferson County Indiana Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;Jefferson county; 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b, d &amp; bur rec; Co Clk has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec; Co Redr has land rec)
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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'''1810--'''Jefferson County was created 23 November 1810 from [[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]] and [[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]] Counties.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
'''1810--'''Jefferson County was created 23 November 1810 from [[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]] and [[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]] | [[Jennings County, Indiana|Jennings]] | [[Ripley County, Indiana|Ripley]] | [[Scott County, Indiana|Scott]] | [[Switzerland County, Indiana|Switzerland]] | '''Kentucky''' counties: [[Carroll County, Kentucky|Carroll]] | [[Trimble County, Kentucky|Trimble]]
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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The fire came as crews were finishing restoration work on the courthouse for the city's bicentennial celebration. County officials said exterior work was nearly complete. A video is available at [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQRXvKP4Oc4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQRXvKP4Oc4 ]or click on the image below.  
 
The fire came as crews were finishing restoration work on the courthouse for the city's bicentennial celebration. County officials said exterior work was nearly complete. A video is available at [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQRXvKP4Oc4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQRXvKP4Oc4 ]or click on the image below.  
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Bible Records ====
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
  
[[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]] | [[Jennings County, Indiana|Jennings]] | [[Ripley County, Indiana|Ripley]] | [[Scott County, Indiana|Scott]] | [[Switzerland County, Indiana|Switzerland]] | '''Kentucky''' counties: [[Carroll County, Kentucky|Carroll]] | [[Trimble County, Kentucky|Trimble]]
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==== Biographies  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Cemeteries for Jefferson - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/cem/ Linkpendium]
 
*Cemeteries for Jefferson - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/cem/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Census  ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Jefferson County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/cen/ Linkpendium]
 
*Jefferson County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/cen/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Jefferson County (1858) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Jefferson County (1858) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogies  ====
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==== Histories ====
  
==== History ====
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===== Local Histories =====
  
 
*''Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1972.) FHL US/CAN Film 934899 Item 4 {{FHL|161588|item|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-souvenir-for-the-counties-of-clark-crawford-harrison-floyd-jefferson-jennings-scott-and-washington-indiana/oclc/6966330&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalhisto00inchic INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
 
*''Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1972.) FHL US/CAN Film 934899 Item 4 {{FHL|161588|item|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-souvenir-for-the-counties-of-clark-crawford-harrison-floyd-jefferson-jennings-scott-and-washington-indiana/oclc/6966330&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalhisto00inchic INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
  
 
*History of Jefferson County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/hist/ Linkpendium]
 
*History of Jefferson County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/hist/ Linkpendium]
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/maps/ Linkpendium]
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
 
*African American Veterans in Jefferson County, Indiana (1890) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*African American Veterans in Jefferson County, Indiana (1890) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
Civil War  
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'''Civil War '''
  
 
Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.  
 
Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.  
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Company E, and Addition Recruits for Colored Troop
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Company E, and Addition Recruits for Colored Troop
  
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''Civil War books and articles''
 
 
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article on the Civil War  
 
  
 
*Robertson, Middleton, "Recollections of Morgan's Raid", (''Indiana Magazine of History ''28, no. 2 (June 1932): 116-137.) 1863, Jefferson County (Deputy)&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/online_content/vcsfrmpst/voices_cvlwr/robertson.html Abstract and Bibliographic Information]&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imhfiles/Civil_War_VFP/Morgan_Raid.pdf article PDF] <br>
 
*Robertson, Middleton, "Recollections of Morgan's Raid", (''Indiana Magazine of History ''28, no. 2 (June 1932): 116-137.) 1863, Jefferson County (Deputy)&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/online_content/vcsfrmpst/voices_cvlwr/robertson.html Abstract and Bibliographic Information]&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imhfiles/Civil_War_VFP/Morgan_Raid.pdf article PDF] <br>
  
 
*Garber, Michael C., Jr., "Reminiscences of the Burning of Columbia, South Carolina" ,( Indiana Magazine of History 11, no. 4 (December 1915): 285-300.) 1865, Jefferson County (Madison)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/online_content/vcsfrmpst/voices_cvlwr/garber.html Abstract and Bibliographic Information]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imhfiles/Civil_War_VFP/Reminiscences_Burning.pdf article PDF]
 
*Garber, Michael C., Jr., "Reminiscences of the Burning of Columbia, South Carolina" ,( Indiana Magazine of History 11, no. 4 (December 1915): 285-300.) 1865, Jefferson County (Madison)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/online_content/vcsfrmpst/voices_cvlwr/garber.html Abstract and Bibliographic Information]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imhfiles/Civil_War_VFP/Reminiscences_Burning.pdf article PDF]
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[[Image:Jefferson County Indiana Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Jefferson County Indiana Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;Jefferson county; 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b, d &amp; bur rec; Co Clk has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec; Co Redr has land rec)
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== School Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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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>
 
*[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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===== Birth Records  =====
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===== Marriage Records  =====
  
 
*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 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 Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
 
*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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===== Death Records  =====
  
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
 
  
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/injefferson/indextwo.html USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/injefferson/indextwo.html USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Jefferson County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 23, 1810
County Seat Madison
Courthouse
Address 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921Jefferson County Website


Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

1810--Jefferson County was created 23 November 1810 from Clark and Dearborn Counties.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Clark | Jennings | Ripley | Scott | Switzerland | Kentucky counties: Carroll | Trimble

Record Loss

Jefferson County, Indiana Courthouse Damaged by Fire (20 May 2009) (multiple sources)
http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=10399782&nav=9Tai
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090522/NEWS02/905220388/County+records+likely+ruined+in+Madison+fire

Flames destroyed parts of the 154-year-old Jefferson County Courthouse today. The Indiana state fire marshal has completed a preliminary investigation, but has not yet issued a report.

Decades of history may have been lost as flames ripped through the courthouse. The third floor partially collapsed and the basement sustained significant water damage.

Local preservation experts have retrieved deeds and some other vital documents. Many of them will have to be frozen before they can be restored. However, there are some that were irreparably damaged in the fire.

The fire came as crews were finishing restoration work on the courthouse for the city's bicentennial celebration. County officials said exterior work was nearly complete. A video is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQRXvKP4Oc4 or click on the image below.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1972.) FHL US/CAN Film 934899 Item 4 FHL Collection  other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.

Civil War books and articles

  • Garber, Michael C., Jr., "Reminiscences of the Burning of Columbia, South Carolina" ,( Indiana Magazine of History 11, no. 4 (December 1915): 285-300.) 1865, Jefferson County (Madison)      Abstract and Bibliographic Information     article PDF

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse
Jefferson County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
 Jefferson county; 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b, d & bur rec; Co Clk has m, div, pro & ct rec; Co Redr has land rec)
Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

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)
Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records


References

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