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Newton County, Indiana Facts

Newton County

When was Newton County, IN Created?
Newton County was established on December 9, 1859 from Jasper County.

What is the County Seat of Newton County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Kentland also, the county government website is www.newtoncountyin.com/ .

What counties are adjacent to Newton County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Lake County, Jasper County, Benton County, Iroquois County, Illinois, Kankakee County, Illinois.


Newton County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Newton County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton County Department of Health, 4117 South 240 West, Ste 500, Morocco, IN 47963 ; Phone: 219-285-2052 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


Newton County, IN Census Records

What Newton 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 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Newton County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Newton County Courthouse

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

  • Newton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: One Courthouse Square, Kentland IN 47951
  • Newton County Clerk
    • Phone: (219) 474-6081
    • Marriage Records: 1860
    • Probate Records: 1860
    • Court Records: 1860
  • Newton County Recorder
    • Phone: 219-474-6081
    • Land Records: 1838
  • BLM Land Records

Newton County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Newton Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Newton Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Newton Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Newton Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Newton Co. IN General and History Websites

Newton Co. IN Military Records

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