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Harrison County, Indiana
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Harrison County, Indiana Facts

When was Harrison County, IN Created?
Harrison County was established on December 1, 1808 from Clark County and Knox County. This county was named for William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory and U.S. President.

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

What counties are adjacent to Harrison County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Washington CountyFloyd CountyJefferson County, Kentucky, Hardin County, Kentucky, Meade County, Kentucky, Crawford County.

What cities and towns are in Harrison County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Bradford, Breckenridge, Bridgeport, Buena Vista, Central, Central Barren, Corydon, Corydon Junction, Crandall, Davidson, Depauw, Dixie, Dogwood, Elizabeth, Evans Landing, Fairdale, Fishtown, Frenchtown, Hancock Chapel, Hillcrest, Laconia, Lanesville, Little St. Louis, Locust Point, Lottick Corner, Macedonia, Mauckport, Moberly, Mott Station, New Amsterdam, New Boston, New Middletown, New Salisbury, Palmyra, Ramsey, Rosewood, Seven Springs, Sugar Grove, Titus, Valley City, and White Cloud. .

What Townships are in Harrison County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Blue River, Boone, Franklin, Harrison, Heth, Jackson, Morgan, Posey, Spencer, Taylor, Washington and Webster..

Harrison County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Harrison County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Harrison 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 Harrison 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 Harrison County Department of Health, 18030 Foundation Dr., Ste A, Noblesville, IN 46060; Phone: 317-776-8500; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.

Harrison County, IN Census Records

What Harrison 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.

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

Harrison County, IN Courthouse and Government Records

Harrison County Courthouse

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

  • Harrison County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
  • Harrison 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: 300 North Capitol Ave., Room #203 , Corydon, IN 47112
    • Phone: 812-738-4289
    • Marriage Records: 1809
    • Probate Records: 1809
    • Court Records: 1809
  • Harrison 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: 245 Atwood Street NE, Suite #201, Corydon, IN 47112
    • Phone: 812-738-3788
    • Land Records: 1807
  • Harrison 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

Harrison County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Harrison Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Harrison Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Harrison Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Harrison Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Harrison Co. IN General and History Websites

Harrison Co. IN Military Records