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When was Decatur County, IN Created?
Decatur County was established on December 31, 1821 from Delaware New Purchase and Unorganized Land. This county was named for Commodore Stephen Decatur, hero of the War of 1812.
What counties are adjacent to Decatur County, IN?
Bordering Counties are Rush County (north), Franklin County (east), Ripley County (southeast), Jennings County (south), Bartholomew County (west), Shelby County (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Decatur County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include Greensburg, Milford, Millhousen, Newpoint, St. Paul, Westport, Clarksburg, Indiana.
What Townships are in Decatur County, IN?
Townships located in the County include Adams, Clay, Clinton, Fugit, Jackson, Marion, Salt Creek, Sand Creek, Washington.
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.
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
What genealogical records can I find in the Decatur County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Decatur County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Indiana Corthouse Records Research Guide
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.