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Vermillion County, Indiana Facts

Vermillion County

When was Vermillion County, IN Created?
Vermillion County was established on January 2, 1824 from Parke County, Unorganized Land and Wabash New Purchase. This county was named for the Vermillion River.

What is the County Seat of Vermillion County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Newport also, the county government website is www.vermilliongov.us .

What counties are adjacent to Vermillion County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Warren County (north), Fountain County (northeast), Parke County (east), Vigo County (south), Edgar County, Illinois (southwest), Vermilion County, Illinois (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Vermillion County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Cayuga, Clinton, Fairview Park , Dana, Newport, Perrysville, Universal.

What Townships are in Vermillion County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Clinton, Helt, Highland, Vermillion, Eugene.


Vermillion County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Vermillion County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Vermillion 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 Vermillion 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 Vermillion County Department of Health, 825 S. Main St., Clinton, IN 47842-2201; Phone: 765-832-3622 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


Vermillion County, IN Census Records

What Vermillion 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.

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


Vermillion County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Vermillion County Courthouse

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

  • Vermillion County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 255 South Main, Newport, IN 47966
  • Vermillion 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: (765) 492-3500
    • Marriage Records: 1824
    • Probate Records: ?
    • Court Records: ?
  • Vermillion 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: (765) 492-5380
    • Land Records: ?
  • Vermillion 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

Vermillion County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Vermillion County Historian, Eliza Porter, 3218 N. State Road 63, Cayuga, IN 47928-8155; Home Phone: (765) 492-9187
  • Vermillion County Historical Society, 220 E Market St , P.O. Box 273, Newport, IN 47966-0273
  • Indiana State Archives, 6440 E. 30th St., Indianapolis, IN 46219; (317) 591-5222
  • Indiana State Library, 140 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2296
  • Indiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10507, Fort Wayne IN 46852
  • Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St, Indianapolis,IN 46202

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

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