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Grant County, Indiana Facts

Grant County

When was Grant County, IN Created?
Grant County was established on April 1, 1832 from Madison County, Adams New Purchase and Unorganized Land.

What is the County Seat of Grant County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Marion also, the county government website is www.grantcounty.net/ .

What counties are adjacent to Grant County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Huntington County, Wells County, Blackford County, Delaware County, Madison County, Tipton County, Howard County, Miami County, Wabash County.


Grant County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Grant County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Grant 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 Grant 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 Grant County Department of Health, 401 S. Adams St., Marion, IN 46953-2031 ; Phone: 765-668-8871 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


Grant County, IN Census Records

What Grant 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.

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


Grant County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Grant County Courthouse

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


Grant County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Grant County Historian, William F. Munn, 800 W. Euclid Ave., Marion, IN 46952-3489; Home Phone: (765) 662-3753
  • Grant County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1951, Marion, IN 46952-8351; Phone: (765) 664-6520
  • Grant County Genealogy Club, 1429 W. 11th St., Marion, IN 46952
  • Gas City Historical Society, P.O. Box 192, Gas City, IN 46933-0192; Phone: (765) 674-1892
  • Jonesboro Historical Society, P.O. Box 195, Jonesboro, IN 46938-0195
  • Matthews Covered Bridge Historical Society, P.O. Box 153, Matthews, IN 46957-0153
  • Mississinewa Battlefield Society, P.O. Box 1812, Marion, IN 46952-8212; Phone: (765) 662-1809
  • Upland Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 577, Upland, IN 46989-0577
  • Indiana State Archives, 6440 E. 30th St., Indianapolis, IN 46219; (317) 591-5222
  • Indiana State Library, 140 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2296
  • Indiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10507, Fort Wayne IN 46852
  • Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St, Indianapolis,IN 46202

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Grant County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Grant 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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Grant Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

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Grant Co. IN Military Records

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