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Perry County, Indiana
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Perry County, Indiana Facts

Perry County

When was Perry County, IN Created?
Perry County was established on November 1, 1814 from Gibson County and Warrick County. This county was named forCommodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the War of 1812 .

What is the County Seat of Perry County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Tell City also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Perry County, IN?
Bordering Counties are   Crawford County (northeast), Meade County, Kentucky (east), Breckinridge County, Kentucky (southeast), Hancock County, Kentucky (southwest), Spencer County (west), Dubois County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Perry County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Cannelton, Tell City, Troy.

What Townships are in Perry County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Anderson, Clark, Leopold, Oil, Tobin, Troy, Union.

Perry County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Perry County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Perry 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 Perry 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 Perry County Department of Health, 8th Street, Courthouse Annex, Cannelton, IN 47520-1251 ; Phone: 812-547-2746 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.

Perry County, IN Census Records

What Perry 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 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Perry County, IN Courthouse and Government Records

Perry County Courthouse

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

  • Perry County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 2219 Payne Street, Tell City, IN 47586
  • Perry 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.
    • Phone: (812) 547-3741
    • Marriage Records: 1814
    • Probate Records: 1813
    • Court Records: 1815
  • Perry 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: 812-354-6747
    • Land Records: 1815
  • Perry 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

Perry County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Perry Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

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Perry Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

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Perry Co. IN General and History Websites

Perry Co. IN Military Records

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