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Clark County, Indiana Facts

Clark County

When was Clark County, IN Created?
Clark County was established on February 3, 1801 from Knox County.

What is the County Seat of Clark County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Jeffersonville also, the county government website is www.co.clark.in.us/ .

What counties are adjacent to Clark County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Scott County, Jefferson County, White County, Floyd County, Miami County, Washington County, Oldam County, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Kentucky, Trimble County, Kentucky (southeast.


Clark County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Clark County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Clark 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 Clark 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 Clark County Department of Health, 1320 Duncan Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130-3723 ; Phone: 812-284-6609 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


Clark County, IN Census Records

What Clark 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 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Clark Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Clark Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Clark 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


Clark County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Clark County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Clark County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Clark 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 Clark 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.

  • Clark County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 501 E Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
  • Clark County Clerk
    • Phone: (812) 285-6244
    • Marriage Records: 1807
    • Probate Records: 1801
    • Court Records: 1801
  • Clark County Recorder
    • Phone: 812-285-6235
    • Land Records: 1801
  • BLM Land Records

Clark County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Clark County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Clark 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.

Clark Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clark Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Clark Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Clark Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Clark Co. IN General and History Websites

Clark Co. IN Military Records

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