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Clark County, Indiana Facts

When was Clark County, IN Created?
Clark County was established on February 3, 1801 from Knox County. This county was named for General George Rogers ClarkAmerican Revolutionary War hero.

What is the County Seat of Clark County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Jeffersonville also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Clark County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Scott CountyJefferson CountyWhite CountyFloyd CountyMiami CountyWashington CountyOldam County, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Kentucky, Trimble County, Kentucky (southeast).

What cities and towns are in Clark County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Borden, Charlestown, Clarksville, Jeffersonville, Sellersburg, Utica.

What Townships are in Clark County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Bethlehem, Carr, Charlestown, Monroe, Oregon, Owen, Silver Creek, Union, Utica, Washington, Wood.

Clark County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Clark County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Clark 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 Clark 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 Clark County Department of Health, 1320 Duncan Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130-3723 ; Phone: 812-284-6609 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.

Clark County, IN Census Records

What Clark 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 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Clark County, IN Courthouse and Government Records

Clark County Courthouse

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

  • Clark County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 501 E Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
  • Clark 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) 285-6244
    • Marriage Records: 1807
    • Probate Records: 1801
    • Court Records: 1801
  • Clark 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: 812-285-6235
    • Land Records: 1801
  • Clark 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

Clark County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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