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Henry County, Indiana
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Henry County, Indiana Facts

When was Henry County, IN Created?
Henry County was established on June 1, 1822 from Delaware New Purchase. This county was named for Patrick Henry, attorney, orator, and founding father .

What is the County Seat of Henry County, IN?
The County Seat is located in New Castle also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Henry County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Delaware CountyRandolph CountyWayne CountyFayette CountyRush CountyHancock CountyMadison County.

What cities and towns are in Henry County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Ashland, Blountsville, Cadiz, Corwin, Dunreith, Fayne SidingFoley, Grant City, Greensboro, Hillsboro, Honey Creek, Kennard, Knightstown, Lewisville, Luray, Maple Valley, Mechanicsburg, Messick, Middletown, Millville, Mooreland, Mount Lawn, Mount Summit, New Castle, New Lisbon, OgdenPierson Station, Raysville, Rogersville, Shirley, Spiceland, Springport, Stone Quarry Mills, Straughn, Sulphur Springs, Van Nuys, Westwood, Woodville.

What Townships are in Henry County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Blue River, Dudley, Fall Creek, Franklin, Greensboro, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson, Liberty, Prairie, Spiceland, Stoney Creek, Wayne.

Henry County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Henry County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Henry 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 Henry 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 Henry County Department of Health, 1201 Race Street, Ste 208, New Castle, IN 47362-4653 ; Phone: 765-521-7059 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.

Henry County, IN Census Records

What Henry 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 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Henry County, IN Courthouse and Government Records

Henry County Courthouse

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

  • Henry County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
  • Henry 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: 1215 Race Street, PO Box B, New Castle, IN 47362
    • Phone: (765) 529-6401
    • Marriage Records: 1823
    • Probate Records: 1822
    • Court Records: 1825
  • Henry 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: 101 S Main St Rm #106, New Castle, IN 47362
    • Phone: (765) 529-4304
    • Land Records: 1824
  • Henry 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

Henry County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Henry Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Henry Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Henry Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Henry Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Henry Co. IN General and History Websites

Henry Co. IN Military Records