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Fayette County, Indiana
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Fayette County, Indiana Facts

When was Fayette County, IN Created?
Fayette County was established on December 28, 1818 from Franklin County and Wayne County. This county was named for Marquis de la Fayette, French noble who trained colonial soldiers in the American Revolutionary War.

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

What counties are adjacent to Fayette County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Henry CountyWayne CountyUnion CountyFranklin CountyRush County.

What cities and towns are in Fayette County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Connersville, Glenwood, Bentonville, Everton, Harrisburg.

What Townships are in Fayette County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Columbia, Connersville, Fairview, Harrison, Jackson, Jennings, Orange, Posey, Waterloo.

Fayette County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Fayette County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette County Department of Health, 401 North Central Ave., Connersville, IN 47331-1903 ; Phone: 765-825-4013; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1883 / 1829.

Fayette County, IN Census Records

What Fayette 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 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Fayette County, IN Courthouse and Government Records

Fayette County Courthouse

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

  • Fayette County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 401 Central Ave., Connersville, IN 47331
  • Fayette 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) 825-1813
    • Marriage Records: 1819
    • Probate Records: 1819
    • Court Records: 1819
  • Fayette 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: 765-825-3051
    • Land Records: 1816
  • Fayette 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

Fayette County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Fayette County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Fayette 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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Fayette Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

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Fayette Co. IN Military Records