Switzerland County, Indiana

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Switzerland County

Switzerland County was founded on October 1, 1814 from Dearborn County and Jefferson County. This county was named for the home country of many of the early settlers, Switzerland.

The Switzerland County Seat is located in Vevay also, the county government website is www.switzerland-county.com/ .

Counties bordering Switzerland County are  Ohio County (north), Gallatin County, Kentucky (east), Carroll County, Kentucky (south), Jefferson County (west), Ripley County (northwest).

Cities, Towns & Communities located in Switzerland County include  Patriot, Vevay.

Townships located in Switzerland County include  Cotton, Craig, Jefferson, Pleasant, Posey, York.

Switzerland 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 Switzerland 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 Application to mail.

Switzerland County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Switzerland Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Switzerland Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Switzerland Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Switzerland County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Switzerland County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Switzerland County Courthouse and Government Records


Switzerland County Courthouse

Genealogist typically overlook the importance of Switzerland County court, probate, and land records data as a resource of genealogical information and facts. Buried away in Indiana courthouses and archives just about everywhere tend to be the desires and frustrations of many Indiana inhabitants.

The odds are great that your chosen ancestors have left a comprehensive record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Switzerland County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which may have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

The below details shows what birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and legal records are typically in Switzerland County. The dates indicated listed below are the first widely known records for this particular county.

You need to speak to the clerk's department to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other facts in advance of visiting or asking for information because of in some cases changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are accessible to interested parties, barring private issues. The majority of staff will assist people in obtaining the materials, but it is up to the person to do the research.
  • Switzerland County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 212 West Main Street, Vevay, In 47043
  • Switzerland 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: 812.427.4415
    • Marriage Records: 1814
    • Probate Records: 1814
    • Court Records: 1814
  • Switzerland 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: 812.427.4460
    • Land Records: 1814
  • Switzerland 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.
  • Switzerland County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records
    • Address: 1190 W. Main St., Vevay, IN 47043
    • Phone: 812.427.3220
    • Birth & Death Records: 1882

Switzerland County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Switzerland County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a directory which has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to provide your own most liked Switzerland County genealogy or family history related sites.

Switzerland Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

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Switzerland Co. IN Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Switzerland Co. IN Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Switzerland Co. IN Census Records

Switzerland Co. IN Cemeteries & Graveyards

Switzerland Co. IN Church & Bible Records

Switzerland Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Switzerland Co. IN General and History Websites

Switzerland Co. IN Military Records

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