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Wabash County, Indiana
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Wabash County, Indiana Facts

When was Wabash County, IN Created?
Wabash County was established on March 1, 1835 from Adams New Purchase and Unorganized Land. This county was named for the Wabash River.

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

What counties are adjacent to Wabash County, IN?
Bordering Counties are   Kosciusko CountyWhitley CountyHuntington CountyGrant CountyMiami CountyFulton County.

What cities and towns are in Wabash County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  La Fontaine, Lagro, Liberty Mills, North Manchester, Roann, Wabash.

What Townships are in Wabash County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Chester, Lagro, Liberty, Noble, Paw Paw, Pleasant, Waltz.

Wabash County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Wabash County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Wabash 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 Wabash 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 Wabash County Department of Health, 89 West Hill Street, Wabash, IN 46992; Phone: (260) 563-0661 x 248 or 283; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1899.

Wabash County, IN Census Records

What Wabash 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 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Wabash County, IN Courthouse and Government Records

Wabash County Courthouse

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

  • Wabash County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
  • Wabash 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: 69 W Hill St, Wabash, IN 46992
    • Phone: (260) 563-0661
    • Marriage Records: 1835
    • Probate Records: 1847
    • Court Records: ?
  • Wabash 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: 1 W Hill St Ste 105, Wabash, IN 46992
    • Phone: (260) 563-0661 ext: 253
    • Land Records: 1835
  • Wabash 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

Wabash County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Wabash Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wabash Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wabash Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Wabash Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wabash Co. IN General and History Websites

Wabash Co. IN Military Records