Hancock County, Indiana
Genealogy, History & Facts
Hancock County, Indiana Facts
When was Hancock County, IN Created?
Hancock County was established on March 1, 1828 from Madison County. This county was named for John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence.
What is the County Seat of Hancock County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Greenfield also, the county government website is www.hancockcoingov.org/ .
What counties are adjacent to Hancock County, IN?
Bordering Counties are Madison County, Henry County, Rush County, Shelby County, Marion County, Hamilton County.
What cities and towns are in Hancock County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include Fortville, Greenfield, Maxwell, McCordsville, New Palestine, Shirley, Spring Lake, Wilkinson.
What Townships are in Hancock County, IN?
Townships located in the County include Blue River, Brandywine, Brown, Buck Creek, Center, Green, Jackson, Sugar Creek, Vernon.
Hancock County, IN Vital Records
Where can find Hancock County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hancock 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 Hancock 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 Hancock County Department of Health, 111 American Legion Place, Suite 150, Greenfield, Indiana 46140 ; Phone: 317-477-1125 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Indiana Marriage Project
- Indiana, Births and Christenings, 1773-1933
- Indiana Births, 1880-1920
- Indiana Marriage Records, Various Sources 1919 – 2001
- Indiana Marriages to 1850
- Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850
- Genealogy Database: Marriages: 1993-2004
- Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992
- Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
- Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959
- Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892
- Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920
- Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920
Hancock County, IN Census Records
What Hancock 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.
Hancock Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hancock Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hancock 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
Hancock County, IN Courthouse and Government Records
Hancock County Courthouse
What genealogical records can I find in the Hancock County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Hancock County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Indiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.
PLEASE READ FIRST!!! Please call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will guide individuals in locating the materials, however it's up to the person to carry out the research. Courthouse destroyed by Fire in Dec. 1940, No records harmed.
- Hancock 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.
- Address: 9 E. Main Street, Room 213, Greenfield, IN 46140
- Phone: 317-477-1109
- Marriage Records: 1828
- Probate Records: 1828
- Court Records: ?
- Hancock 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.
- Address: 111 S. American Legion Place, Suite 202, Greenfield, IN 46140
- Phone: Phone: 317-477-1142
- Land Records: 1827
- Hancock 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
Hancock County, IN Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hancock County, IN?
A list of Hancock County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Indiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Hancock County Historian, Joseph L. Skvarenina, 523 N. Swope St., Greenfield, IN 46140-1640; Home Phone: (317) 467-4835
- Hancock County Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 375, Greenfield, IN 46140-0375; Phone: (317) 462-7780
- Genealogical Society of Hancock , IN Inc., P.O. Box 122, Greenfield, IN 46140-0122
- Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House, P.O. Box 258, Shirley, IN 47384-0258; Phone: (765) 445-0062
- Shirley Historical Society, P.O. Box 93, Shirley, IN 47384-0093; Phone: (765) 785-6701
- 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 Hancock County, IN Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Hancock County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hancock 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.
Hancock Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Hancock Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications
Hancock Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records
Hancock Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Hancock Co. IN General and History Websites
Hancock Co. IN Military Records