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Madison County, Indiana
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Madison County, Indiana Facts

When was Madison County, IN Created?
Madison County was established on July 1, 1823 from Delaware New Purchase. This county was named for U.S. President James Madison.

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

What counties are adjacent to Madison County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Grant CountyDelaware CountyHenry CountyHancock CountyHamilton CountyTipton County.

What cities and towns are in Madison County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Alexandria, Anderson, Chesterfield, Country Club Heights, Edgewood, Elmhurst, Elwood, Frankton, Ingalls, Lapel, Markleville, Orestes, Pendleton, River Forest, Summitville, Woodlawn Heights.

What Townships are in Madison County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Adams, Anderson, Boone, Duck Creek, Fall Creek, Green, Jackson, Lafayette, Monroe, Pipe Creek, Richland, Stony Creek, Union, Van Buren.

Madison County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Madison County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison County Department of Health, 206 E. 9th St., Anderson, IN 46016-1582 ; Phone: 765-641-9523   ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.

Madison County, IN Census Records

What Madison 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.

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

Madison County, IN Courthouse and Government Records

Madison County Courthouse

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

  • Madison County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 16 E. Ninth Street, Anderson, IN 46016
  • Madison 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) 641-9443
    • Marriage Records: 1853
    • Probate Records: 1879
    • Court Records: ?
  • Madison 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: 765-641-9616
    • Land Records: 1822
  • Madison 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

Madison County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Madison Co. IN Military Records

Madison Co. IN Schools & Directories