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{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Clark County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1801 | founded date = February 3 | seat = Jeffersonville | building image = | building address = [http://www.co.clark.in.us/ Clark County Courthouse]<br>City Court Bldg 501 E Ct Avenue<br>Jeffersonville, IN 47130<br>Phone: 812.285.6244 | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
=== Historical Facts ===
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Indiana. Page 211-218 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 208-211.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Indiana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Indiana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Indiana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Indiana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Indiana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Indiana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Indiana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.</center>
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 3 February 1801 from [[Knox County, Indiana Genealogy|Knox]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
*'''County Seat: ''' Jeffersonville <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clark County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
==== Description ====
The county was named for General George Rogers Clark. The county seat is Jeffersonville. Clark County was organized in 1870. The County is located in the South-central part of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Clark County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/clark/ accessed 3/02/2017.</ref>
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Floyd County, Indiana Genealogy|Floyd]]{{•}} [[Washington County, Indiana Genealogy|Washington]]{{•}} [[Scott County, Indiana Genealogy|Scott]]{{•}} [[Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jefferson]]{{•}} [[Trimble County, Kentucky Genealogy|Trimble]]{{•}} [[Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy|Oldham]]{{•}} [[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson]]
==== Boundary Changes ====
For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
==== Record Loss ====
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
=== Resources ===
==== Bible Records ====
==== Biographies ====
==== Business Records ====
==== Cemeteries ====
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|502649|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Indiana/Clark-County?id=county_801 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclark/ INGenWeb]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Clark+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/clark/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/clark.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/in/clark.htm Indiana Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| colspan="3" bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Indiana Cemeteries|Indiana Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census Records ====
{{Census|Indiana}}
*Selected Residents of Clark County, Indiana Territory (1809) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Clark County (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
==== Church Records ====
{{IN Church Intro}}
{{IN Church Repositories|Clark|553952}}
==== Court Records ====
==== Directories ====
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
==== Gazetteers ====
==== Genealogies ====
==== Histories ====
===== Local Histories =====
{{IN History}}
 
*Clark County, Indiana: History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clark/hist/ Linkpendium]
 
''Online County Histories''
{{IN History End}}
==== Land and Property ====
{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Clark|477346}}
==== Maps ====
{{IN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IN Clark County}}}}
 *[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
*Clark County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clark/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
==== Military Records ====
*Selected Members of Militia in Clark County, Indiana Territory (1812) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
*African American Veterans in Clark County (1890) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
===== ''Civil War'' =====
Civil War service men from Clark County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clark County.
*[[4th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|4th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company D&nbsp; *[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company M *[[5th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|5th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, K, and H *[[6th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry]], Companies A and C *[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company E *1[[11th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|1th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company G, and I *[[12th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|12th Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery *[[13th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company M *[[22nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|22nd Regiment]], Indiana InfantryCompany D *[[23rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|23rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, and I *[[30th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|30th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company A *[[38th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|38th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies F, and H *[[49th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|49th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, C, and D *[[53rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|53rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D *[[81st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|81st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, C, and&nbsp;I *[[133rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|133rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I *[[137th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|137th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies *[[144th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|144th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, C, and G
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Company E, and Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
*"The Military History of Clark County" chapter 18-19 in Baird, Lewis C. 1972. ''Baird's history of Clark County, Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic) (page 178-205,&nbsp;Regiment, Compaies)&nbsp; 977.2185 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159286|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/bairds-history-of-clark-county-indiana/oclc/3557887&referer=brief_results other libraries]''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/bairdshistoryofc00bair#page/198/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918'' =====
*'''1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2968238|Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
===== ''World War II, 1941-1945'' =====
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
==== Newspapers ====
==== Obituaries<br> ====
==== Occupations<br> ====
*Roster of Civilian Conservation Corps, Henryville (1938) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
==== Probate Records ====
{{IN Probate Intro|Clark}}
'''Online Records'''
 
*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
{{IN Probate Repositories|Clark|461157}}
==== Public Records ====
===== School Records =====
*Directory of Teachers (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
===== Voter Registration =====
*Voters of Clark County, Indiana Territory (1802) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
==== Repositories ====
===== Courthouse =====
[http://www.co.clark.in.us/ Clark County Courthouse]<br>City Court Bldg 501 E Ct Avenue<br>Jeffersonville, IN 47130<br>Phone: 812.285.6244 <br>
County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1850 and court records. <br> County Recorder has land records.<br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
===== Archives ===== =====Libraries=====[[Jeffersonville Township Public Library]] 211 East Court Avenue Jeffersonville, IN 47130 Phone: 812-285-5641 [https://jefflibrary.org/local-history/ Website]
===== Libraries Museums=====
===== Museums =====
*'''The Howard Steamboat Museum'''<br>1101 East Market Street<br>Jeffersonville, IN 47130<br>Phone: 812-283-3728<br>[http://www.howardsteamboatmuseum.org/ Website]
===== Societies =====
*'''Clark County Historical Society'''<br>1101 E. Market Street<br> PO Box 606<br> Jeffersonville, IN 47131<br>Phone: 812-256-4685
*'''Clarksville Historical Society'''<br>2000 Broadway Street<br>Clarksville, IN 47129-7762<br>Phone: 812-288-7155 Ext 373<br>Email: [mailto:info@clarksvillehistoricalsociety.com info@clarksvillehistoricalsociety.com]<br>[https://clarksvillehistoricalsociety.net/ Website]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/clarksvillehistoricalsociety/ Facebook]
==== Family History Centers ====
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[New Albany Indiana Family History Center|New Albany Indiana Family History Center]]
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator family history center directory].
==== Taxation ====
{{IN Tax Intro}}
{{IN Tax Repositories WC|Clark}}
==== Vital Records ====
{{IN Vital Intro}}
Clark County Court House Clerks Office<br> 501 East Court Avenue<br> Jeffersonville, IN 47130<br> 812) 282-7765
===== Birth Records =====
Record Cost Dates Ordering Notes Birth $10.00 since 1882 Order Online Mail Order from Health Dept Death $10.00 since 1882 Order Online Mail Order from Health Dept Genealogy Request $5.00 for up to 5 names since 1882 Mail Order from Health Dept Marriage $2.00 certified copy since 1807 from Clerks Office
===== Marriage Records ===== 
*'''1800s-2007''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=indiana%2cin Indiana, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
===== Death Records =====
*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] - Index only
*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index and images <br>
*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/icpr/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
{{IN Vital Repositories|Clark|460909}}
==== Websites ====
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+] *[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook] *[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/clark/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Clark|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clark/ Clark County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
=== Places ===
Quick Facts:&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/18/18019.html Clark County QuickFacts]
(Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report )
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