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Parke County, Indiana Facts

Parke County

When was Parke County, IN Created?
Parke County was established on April 2, 1821 (effective April 2, 1821) from Vigo County, Unorganized Land and Wabash New Purchase.

What is the County Seat of Parke County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Rockville also, the county government website is www.parkecounty-in.gov/ .

What counties are adjacent to Parke County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Fountain County, Montgomery County, Putnam County, Clay County, Vigo County, Vermillion County.


Parke County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Parke County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Parke 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 Parke 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 Parke County Department of Health ; Phone: 765-569-6665 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


Parke County, IN Census Records

What Parke 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.

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


Parke County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Parke County Courthouse

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

  • Parke County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 116 West High Street, Rockville, IN 47872
  • Parke County Clerk
    • Phone: (765) 569-5132
    • Marriage Records: 1829
    • Probate Records: 1833
    • Court Records: 1833
  • Parke County Recorder
    • Phone: (765) 569 - 3419
    • Land Records: 1816
  • BLM Land Records

Parke County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Parke Co. IN Military Records

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