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Crawford County, Indiana Facts

Crawford County

When was Crawford County, IN Created?
Crawford County was established on January 29, 1818 from Harrison County, Orange County and Perry County. This county was named for Col. William Crawford, surveyor of the Midwest and hero of the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War.

What is the County Seat of Crawford County, IN?
The County Seat is located in English also, the county government website is www.selectcrawfordcounty.com/ .

What counties are adjacent to Crawford County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Orange County (north), Washington County (northeast), Harrison County (east), Meade County, Kentucky (south), Perry County (southwest), Dubois County (west).

What cities and towns are in Crawford County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Alton, Eckerty, English, Leavenworth, Marengo, Milltown, Taswell.

What Townships are in Crawford County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Boone, Jennings, Johnson, Liberty, Ohio, Patoka, Sterling, Union, Whiskey Run.


Crawford County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Crawford County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Crawford 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 Crawford 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 Crawford County Department of Health, 306 Oakhill Circle, English, IN 47118-0246 ; Phone: 812-338-2302   ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


Crawford County, IN Census Records

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

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


Crawford County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Crawford County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Crawford County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Crawford County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Indiana Corthouse Records Research Guide

  • Crawford County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 715 Judicial Plaza Drive, English, IN 47118
  • Crawford County Clerk responsiblities include administering Court Records of all Court Cases, prepares the Court's permanent historical record, performs marriage ceremonies, process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses, processes and distributes documents for court cases, and keeps a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings. The County Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  The staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
    • Phone: (812) 338-2565
    • Marriage Records: 1818
    • Probate Records: 1818
    • Court Records: 1818
  • Crawford County Recorder maintains, preserves and Records Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetery Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Condominiums, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens, and Miscellaneous Instruments.
    • Phone: 812-338-2615
    • Land Records: 1818
  • Crawford County Treasurer's Office is responsible for collecting taxes. The treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state such as real estate tax, personal property tax, mobile home tax, state assessed tax, and the following miscellaneous taxes: auto excise tax, inheritance tax, and innkeeper's tax.
  • BLM Land Records

Crawford County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Crawford Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Crawford Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Crawford Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Crawford Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Crawford Co. IN General and History Websites

Crawford Co. IN Military Records

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