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When was Wells County, IN Created?
Wells County was established on February 17, 1837 from Adams New Purchase (became effective May 1, 1837). This county was named for Capt. William A. Wells, Native American who became a hero in the War of 1812.
What counties are adjacent to Wells County, IN?
Bordering Counties are Allen County (north), Adams County (east), Jay County (southeast), Blackford County (south), Grant County (west), Huntington County (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Wells County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bluffton, Markle, Ossian, Poneto, Uniondale, Vera Cruz, Zanesville.
What Townships are in Wells County, IN?
Townships located in the County include Chester, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Lancaster, Liberty, Nottingham, Rockcreek, Union.
Where can find Wells County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Wells 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 Wells 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 Wells County Department of Health, 223 W. Washington St., Bluffton, IN 46714-1955 ; Phone: 260-824-6489 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1883.
What Wells 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 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Wells Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wells Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wells 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Wells County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Wells County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Indiana Corthouse Records Research Guide
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Wells County, IN?
A list of Wells County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Indiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Wells County, IN Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Wells County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Wells 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.