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Gibson County, Indiana
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Gibson County, Indiana Facts

When was Gibson County, IN Created?
Gibson County was established on April 1, 1813 from Knox County. This county was named for John Gibson, secretary of the Indiana Territory.

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

What counties are adjacent to Gibson County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Knox CountyPike CountyWarrick CountyVanderburgh County (south central), Posey County (south southwest), White County, Illinois, Edwards County, Illinois, Wabash County, Illinois.

What cities and towns are in Gibson County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Oakland City, Princeton, Buckskin, Fort Branch, Francisco, Haubstadt, Hazleton , Mackey, Owensville, Patoka, Somerville.

What Townships are in Gibson County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Barton, Center, Columbia, Johnson, Montgomery, Patoka, Union, Wabash, Washington, White River.

Gibson County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Gibson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Gibson 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 Gibson 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 Gibson County Department of Health, 800 S. Prince St., Princeton, IN 47670-2664 ; Phone: 812-385-3831 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1880.

Gibson County, IN Census Records

What Gibson 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.

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

Gibson County, IN Courthouse and Government Records

Gibson County Courthouse

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

  • Gibson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 N Main St, Princeton 47670
  • Gibson 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: 812-386-6474
    • Marriage Records: 1813
    • Probate Records: 1813
    • Court Records: 1813
  • Gibson 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: 812-385-3332
    • Land Records: 1836
  • Gibson 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

Gibson County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Gibson Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

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Gibson Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Gibson Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Gibson Co. IN General and History Websites

Gibson Co. IN Military Records