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'''1813--'''Washington County was created 21 December 1813&nbsp;from [[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]], [[Harrison County, Indiana|Harrison]] and [[Jefferson County, Indiana|Jefferson ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Salem <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
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'''1813--'''Washington County was created 21 December 1813&nbsp;from [[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]], [[Harrison County, Indiana|Harrison]] and [[Jefferson County, Indiana|Jefferson ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Salem <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>  
  
 
For more about the city of Salem, see the Wikipedia article [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem,_Indiana Salem, Indiana]  
 
For more about the city of Salem, see the Wikipedia article [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem,_Indiana Salem, Indiana]  
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=== Washington County, Indiana Resources  ===
 
=== Washington County, Indiana Resources  ===
  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=32401 Winslow Cemetery, Salem]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=32401 Winslow Cemetery, Salem]
  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Washington County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Washington County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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*Directory of Businesses in Washington County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Washington County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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===== Local Histories  =====
 
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*''History of Washington County Indiana: A Re-Production of the Original "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties" 1884''. (Salem, Ind: Washington County Historical Society, 1999.) 977.226 H2Lc FHL {{FHL|477890|item|disp=FHL Collection}}
 
*''History of Washington County Indiana: A Re-Production of the Original "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties" 1884''. (Salem, Ind: Washington County Historical Society, 1999.) 977.226 H2Lc FHL {{FHL|477890|item|disp=FHL Collection}}
[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-washington-county-indiana-a-re-production-of-the-original-history-of-lawrence-orange-and-washington-counties-1884/oclc/436936422&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyoflawrenc00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
  
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[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-washington-county-indiana-a-re-production-of-the-original-history-of-lawrence-orange-and-washington-counties-1884/oclc/436936422&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyoflawrenc00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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==== Maps  ====
 
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===== County Courthouse  =====
 
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[http://www.washingtoncounty.in.gov/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>99 Public Square<br>Salem, IN 47167<br>Phone: 812.883.5748<br><br>County Health Department birth and death from 1882. <br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, probate and court records from 1814 <br>and newspapers from 1891. <br>County recorder has land records.<br>County Historical Society has many family records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Indiana 217 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.washingtoncounty.in.gov/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>99 Public Square<br>Salem, IN 47167<br>Phone: 812.883.5748<br><br>County Health Department birth and death from 1882. <br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, probate and court records from 1814 <br>and newspapers from 1891. <br>County recorder has land records.<br>County Historical Society has many family records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Indiana 217 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
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===== Libraries, Museums and Societies =====
===== Libraries, Museums and Societies =====
 
  
 
The Stevens Memorial Museum and Genealogy Library, 307 East Market Street, Salem, Indiana, 812-883-6495, is also home to the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS).  
 
The Stevens Memorial Museum and Genealogy Library, 307 East Market Street, Salem, Indiana, 812-883-6495, is also home to the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS).  
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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 Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <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 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, Death Index, 1882-1920-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
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=== Washington County, Indiana Web Sites  ===
 
=== Washington County, Indiana Web Sites  ===

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Washington County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1813
County Seat Salem
Courthouse
Address Washington County Courthouse
99 Public Square
Salem, IN 47167
Phone: 812.883.5748
Washington County Website


Historical Facts

Parent County

1813--Washington County was created 21 December 1813 from Clark, Harrison and Jefferson Counties.
County seat: Salem [1]

For more about the city of Salem, see the Wikipedia article Salem, Indiana

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Washington County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem, Indiana is the largest cemetery in the county. Dating back to 1824, the cemetery has several thousand grave sites. The cemetery has an online database of burials on its web page at Crown Hill Cemetery.

BillionGraves

Census Records

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

  • Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Washington County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

History

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 Collectionother libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • History of Washington County Indiana: A Re-Production of the Original "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties" 1884. (Salem, Ind: Washington County Historical Society, 1999.) 977.226 H2Lc FHL FHL Collection

other libraries     INTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Washington 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 Washington County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 7 in History of Washington County Indiana: A Re-Production of the Original "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties" 1884. (Salem, Ind: Washington County Historical Society, 1999.)(page 793-815, Regiment, Companies)977.226 H2Lc FHL FHL Collection other libraries     INTERNET ARCHIVE

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupation

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Archives
County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
99 Public Square
Salem, IN 47167
Phone: 812.883.5748

County Health Department birth and death from 1882.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, probate and court records from 1814
and newspapers from 1891.
County recorder has land records.
County Historical Society has many family records. [2]

Family History Centers
Libraries, Museums and Societies

The Stevens Memorial Museum and Genealogy Library, 307 East Market Street, Salem, Indiana, 812-883-6495, is also home to the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS).

WCHS publishes a newsletter that contains events, news articles, and books and other items for sale by the library. The library and museum are open 9AM to 5PM daily, except for Sunday, Monday, and holidays.

The name has recently changed to The John Hay Center which encompasses the entire organization including the Stevens Memorial Museum, the Pioneer Village, John Hay Birthplace, and the Depot Railroad Museum. The web site is www.johnhaycenter.org.

Stevens Museum has cemetery records books, histories, marriage and divorce records, and miscellaneous materials such as 1800-1902 Abstract of Wills, 1882-1999 Death Records and others.

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

Voting Registration

Washington County, Indiana Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Indiana 217 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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