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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Parke County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1821 | founded date = January 9 | seat = Rockville | building image = | building address = [http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/61.htm Parke County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;116 W High Street #204<br> Rockville, IN 47872<br> Phone: 765.569.5132 <br> [http://www.Parkecounty.us/ '''Parke County Website''']}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Parke County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1821 | founded date = January 9 | seat = Rockville | building image = | building address = [http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/61.htm Parke County Courthouse]<br>116 W High Street #204<br> Rockville, IN 47872<br> Phone: 765.569.5132 <br> [http://www.Parkecounty.us/ '''Parke County Website''']}}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== Historical Facts ==
 
 
[http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/61.htm Parke County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;116 W High Street #204<br> Rockville, IN 47872<br> Phone: 765.569.5132 <br>
 
 
 
County Health Department has birth records from 1902 and death records from 1882; County Auditor has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1833; County Recorder has land records from 1833
 
 
 
== History ==
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1821--'''Parke County was created 9 January 1821&nbsp;from [[Vigo County, Indiana|Vigo ]]County and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat: '''Rockville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1821--'''Parke County was created 9 January 1821 from [[Vigo County, Indiana|Vigo ]]County and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat: '''Rockville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
'''October 1833''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
 
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
 
 
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Vermillion County, Indiana|Vermillion]]  
 
*[[Vermillion County, Indiana|Vermillion]]  
 
*[[Vigo County, Indiana|Vigo]]
 
*[[Vigo County, Indiana|Vigo]]
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''October 1833''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Pioneer Settlers of Parke County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Pioneer Settlers of Parke County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
==== Directories  ====
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=== Directories  ===
  
 
*Directory of Businesses in Parke County (1858, 1868) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Parke County (1858, 1868) ($, [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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=== Land and Property ===
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===History===
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*''Portrait and biographical record of Montgomery, Parke and Fountain Counties, Indiana containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States''. (1893. Chicago: Chapman Bros.)&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/portrait-and-biographical-record-of-montgomery-parke-and-fountain-counties-indiana-containing-biographical-sketches-of-prominent-and-representative-citizens-together-with-biographies-and-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states/oclc/23361063&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/portraitbiographmont00chap INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
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*''Portrait and biographical record of Montgomery, Parke and Fountain Counties, Indiana containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States''. (1893. Chicago: Chapman Bros.)[http://www.worldcat.org/title/portrait-and-biographical-record-of-montgomery-parke-and-fountain-counties-indiana-containing-biographical-sketches-of-prominent-and-representative-citizens-together-with-biographies-and-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states/oclc/23361063&referer=brief_results other libraries][http://www.archive.org/details/portraitbiographmont00chap INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
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*B.F. Bowen &amp; Co. ''History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana: With Historical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families''. (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen, 1913.) 977.2 H2hpv FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|419697|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-parke-and-vermillion-counties-indiana-with-historical-sketches-of-representative-citizens-and-genealogical-records-of-many-of-the-old-families/oclc/11525997&referer=brief_results other libraries][http://www.archive.org/details/historyofparkeve00bfbo INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
  
*B.F. Bowen &amp; Co. ''History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana: With Historical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families''. (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen, 1913.) 977.2 H2hpv FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|419697|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-parke-and-vermillion-counties-indiana-with-historical-sketches-of-representative-citizens-and-genealogical-records-of-many-of-the-old-families/oclc/11525997&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofparkeve00bfbo INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
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*Beckwith, H. W., J. H. Beadle, and S. B. Gookins. 1880. ''History of Vigo and Parke Counties together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence and other authentic though, for the most part, out-of-the-way sources''. (Chicago: H.H. Hill &amp; N. Iddings.) {{FHL|317432|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://tinyurl.com/6xn4ga3 other libraries&nbsp;][http://tinyurl.com/6xn4ga3 Family History Archives]<br>
  
*Beckwith, H. W., J. H. Beadle, and S. B. Gookins. 1880. ''History of Vigo and Parke Counties together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence and other authentic though, for the most part, out-of-the-way sources''. (Chicago: H.H. Hill &amp; N. Iddings.) {{FHL|317432|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://tinyurl.com/6xn4ga3 other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://tinyurl.com/6xn4ga3 Family History Archives]<br>
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=== Maps  ===
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Military Records ===
  
==== Military  ====
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War of 1812
  
 
Civil War  
 
Civil War  
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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World War I
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World War II
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Obituaries  ===
  
 
*Parke County obituaries (1853-2006) are available by mail from the Rockville Public Library. An index to the obituaries is available online at [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/parke/Obituaries/Obituaries.html Parke County Obituaries].
 
*Parke County obituaries (1853-2006) are available by mail from the Rockville Public Library. An index to the obituaries is available online at [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/parke/Obituaries/Obituaries.html Parke County Obituaries].
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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===Public Records===
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===Repositories===
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====Archives====
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/61.htm Parke County Courthouse]<br>116 W High Street #204<br> Rockville, IN 47872<br> Phone: 765.569.5132 <br>
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County Health Department has birth records from 1902 and death records from 1882; County Auditor has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1833; County Recorder has land records from 1833
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==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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====Libraries ====
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====Museums====
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==== Societies====
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===School Records===
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=== Taxation  ===
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Vital Records ===
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, 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====
  
*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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====Marriage Records====
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*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 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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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
  
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
  
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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====Death Records====
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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===Voter Registration===
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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Parke County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1821
County Seat Rockville
Courthouse
Address Parke County Courthouse
116 W High Street #204
Rockville, IN 47872
Phone: 765.569.5132
Parke County Website


Historical Facts

Parent County

1821--Parke County was created 9 January 1821 from Vigo County and unorganized territory.
County seat: Rockville [1]

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

October 1833 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Resources

Cemeteries

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Land and Property

History

Local Histories

  • Portrait and biographical record of Montgomery, Parke and Fountain Counties, Indiana containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States. (1893. Chicago: Chapman Bros.)other librariesINTERNET ARCHIVE
  • B.F. Bowen & Co. History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana: With Historical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families. (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen, 1913.) 977.2 H2hpv FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collectionother librariesINTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Beckwith, H. W., J. H. Beadle, and S. B. Gookins. 1880. History of Vigo and Parke Counties together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence and other authentic though, for the most part, out-of-the-way sources. (Chicago: H.H. Hill & N. Iddings.) FHL Collectionother libraries Family History Archives

Maps

Military Records

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pike 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 Pike County.

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

  • Parke County obituaries (1853-2006) are available by mail from the Rockville Public Library. An index to the obituaries is available online at Parke County Obituaries.

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Archives

County Courthouse

Parke County Courthouse
116 W High Street #204
Rockville, IN 47872
Phone: 765.569.5132

County Health Department has birth records from 1902 and death records from 1882; County Auditor has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1833; County Recorder has land records from 1833

Family History Centers

Libraries

Museums

Societies

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Birth Records

Marriage Records

Death Records


Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

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