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Kosciusko County, Indiana Facts

Kosciusko County

When was Kosciusko County, IN Created?
Kosciusko County was established on June 1, 1837 from Unorganized Land. This county was named for Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish-born hero of the American Revolutionary War and leader of a Polish nationalistic revolt against Russia .

What is the County Seat of Kosciusko County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Warsaw also, the county government website is www.kcgov.com/ .

What counties are adjacent to Kosciusko County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Elkhart County (north), Noble County (northeast), Whitley County (southeast), Wabash County (south), Fulton County (southwest), Marshall County (west)..

What cities and towns are in Kosciusko County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Atwood, Burket, Claypool, Etna Green, Leesburg, Mentone, Milford, North Webster, Pierceton, Sidney, Silver Lake, Syracuse, Warsaw, Winona Lake.

What Townships are in Kosciusko County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Clay, Etna, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Monroe, Plain, Prairie, Scott, Seward, Tippecanoe, Turkey Creek, Van Buren, Washington, Wayne.


Kosciusko County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Kosciusko County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Kosciusko 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 Kosciusko 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 Kosciusko County Department of Health, 100 W. Center St., 3rd Floor, Warsaw, IN 46580-2877 ; Phone: 574-372-2349  ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


Kosciusko County, IN Census Records

What Kosciusko 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.

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


Kosciusko County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Kosciusko County Courthouse

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

  • Kosciusko County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 W Center St, Warsaw 46580
  • Kosciusko 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.
    • Address: 121 North Lake Street, Warsaw, IN 46580
    • Phone: 574-372-2331
    • Marriage Records: 1830
    • Probate Records: 1836
    • Court Records: 1836
  • Kosciusko 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: 574-372-2360
    • Land Records: 1834
  • Kosciusko 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

Kosciusko County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Kosciusko Co. IN Military Records

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