Ohio County, Indiana Genealogy

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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Ohio County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1844 | founded date = January 4 | seat = Rising Sun | building image =

| building address =
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 Ohio County Courthouse
413 Main Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040
Phone 812.438.2610

County Courthouse

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 Ohio County Courthouse
413 Main Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040
Phone 812.438.2610

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate,
and court records from 1844. [1]


Parent County

1844--Ohio County was created 4 January 1844 from Dearborn County.  County seat:  Rising Sun [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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





Local Histories


  • Weakley, Harraman & Co. History of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties, Indiana: From Their Earliest Settlement, Containing a History of the Counties, Their Cities, Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, and Churches ... Biographies ... History of the North-West Territory, the State of Indiana, and the Indians. (Chicago: Weakley, Harraman & Co, 2008.)  other library    INTERNET ARCHIVE



Civil War

Civil War service men from Ohio 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 Ohio County.

article on the Civil War




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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).