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Benton County, Indiana Facts

Benton County

When was Benton County, IN Created?
Benton County was established on February 18, 1840 from Jasper County.

What is the County Seat of Benton County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Fowler also, the county government website is www.bentoncounty.in.gov .

What counties are adjacent to Benton County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Newton County, Jasper County, White County, Tippecanoe County, Warren County, Vermilion County, Illinois, Iroquois County, Illinois.


Benton County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Benton County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Benton County vital records can be found at the Indiana Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Indiana for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Benton County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Indiana Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Benton County Department of Health; Phone: (765) 884-1728; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


Benton County, IN Census Records

What Benton County, IN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Adams County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Benton Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Benton Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Benton Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Indiana Census Records Research Guide


Benton County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Benton County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Benton County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Benton County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Indiana courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Indiana residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Benton County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Indiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Benton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address:706 E 5th Street; Fowler, IN 47944
  • Benton County Clerk
    • Phone: (765) 884-0930
    • Marriage Records: 1840
    • Probate Records: 1840
    • Court Records: 1840
  • Benton County Recorder
    • Phone: (765) 884-1630
    • Land Records: 1840
  • BLM Land Records

Benton County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Benton County, IN?
A list of Benton County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Indiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Benton County, IN Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Benton County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Benton County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

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