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United States  Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Benton County

Guide to Benton County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Benton County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1907
County Seat Fowler
Courthouse
Address Benton County Courthouse
706 E. 5th Ste #12
Fowler, Indiana 47944-1556
Phone: 765.884.0320
Benton County Website
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Historical Facts


Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing Benton County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records. 


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Benton County, Indiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information.


  • History of Benton County, Indiana - INGenWeb


  • F.A. Battey & Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN : Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published : Chicago : F.A. Battey, 1883.) FHL Collection   FamilySearch Books Online   other library  Internet Archive
  • Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties, (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) FHL US/CAN Film 1731988 FHL Collection   other library   vol.1  Google books   vol.2   Google books

Local histories are available for Benton County, Indiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information.


Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.


Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Benton County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

  • Map of Benton County Townships - INGenWeb

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Benton 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 Benton County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History of Benton County" in F.A. Battey & Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN : Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published : Chicago : F.A. Battey, 1883.) page 252-271,   FHL Collection   FamilySearch Books OnlineInternet Archive
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.


Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration

Repositories

Courthouse

Benton County Courthouse
706 E 5th Ste #12
Fowler, IN 47944-1556
Phone. 765.884.0320

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage reocrds from 1841,
divorce and court records from 1800’s,
probate records from 1852 and naturalization records.
County Recorder has land and military records.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. [1]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers


Taxation

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.


For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Benton County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Benton County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Benton County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Places

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Indiana 211 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.