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Decatur County, Indiana
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Decatur County, Indiana Facts

Decatur County

When was Decatur County, IN Created?
Decatur County was established on December 31, 1821 from Delaware New Purchase and Unorganized Land.

What is the County Seat of Decatur County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Greensburg also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Decatur County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Rush County, Franklin County, Ripley County, Jennings County, Bartholomew County, Shelby County.

Decatur County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Decatur County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur County Department of Health, 781 E Base Road, Greensburg, IN 47240; Phone: (812) 663-2682; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.

Decatur County, IN Census Records

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

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

Decatur County, IN Courthouse and Government Records

Decatur County Courthouse

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

  • Decatur County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 150 Courthouse Square, Greensburg, Indiana 47240
  • Decatur County Clerk
    • Phone: 812-663-8223
    • Marriage Records: 1822
    • Probate Records: 1822
    • Court Records: 1822
  • Decatur County Recorder
    • Phone: 812-663-4681
    • Land Records: 1822
  • BLM Land Records

Decatur County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Decatur Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Decatur Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Decatur Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Decatur Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Decatur Co. IN General and History Websites

Decatur Co. IN Military Records

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