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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Benton County'' <br>  
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Benton County'' {{Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}<br>  
  
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{{INDC}}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Benton County
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| county_map =  
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| state = Indiana
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| state_map = Indiana.png
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Indiana County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1907
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat wl= Fowler
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| building image = Benton county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Benton County, Indiana Courthouse|Benton County Courthouse]]'''<br>706 E. 5th Ste #12<br>Fowler, Indiana 47944-1556<br>Phone: 765.884.0320<br>[http://bentoncounty.in.gov '''Benton County Website''']
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[http://bentoncounty.in.gov/ Benton County Courthouse]<br>706 E 5th Ste #12<br>Fowler, IN 47944-1556<br>Phone. 765.884.0320 <br>  
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage reocrds from 1841,<br>divorce and&nbsp;court records from 1800’s, <br>probate records from 1852 and naturalization records;<br>County Recorder has land and military records<br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Indiana 211 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places ====
 
 
*History of Benton County, Indiana - [http://ingenweb.org/inbenton/benton_history.html INGenWeb]<br>
 
 
 
==== Parent County ====
 
 
 
'''1840--'''Benton County was created 18 February 1840&nbsp;from [[Jasper County, Indiana|Jasper]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Fowler <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[White County, Indiana|White]]
 
*[[White County, Indiana|White]]
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biographies  ====
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==== Business Records  ====
  
==== Census  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Index to Mortality Schedule for Benton County (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Mortality Schedule for Benton County (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Cemeteries<br> ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Genealogies ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Histories ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
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*History of Benton County, Indiana - [http://ingenweb.org/inbenton/benton_history.html INGenWeb]<br>
  
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/BentonCoIN.html Every Name Index to Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by F. A. Battey &amp; Co., 1883; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1973.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/BentonCoIN.html Every Name Index to Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by F. A. Battey &amp; Co., 1883; reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1973.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
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*F.A. Battey &amp; Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN&nbsp;: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.&nbsp;; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published&nbsp;: Chicago&nbsp;: F.A. Battey, 1883.) {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=36898&CISOSHOW=36088 Family History Archives]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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*F.A. Battey &amp; Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN&nbsp;: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.&nbsp;; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published&nbsp;: Chicago&nbsp;: F.A. Battey, 1883.) {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|951942}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
  
 
*''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|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;vol.1&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol.2&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google books] <br>
 
*''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|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;vol.1&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol.2&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google books] <br>
  
 
*History of Benton County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Benton/hist/ Linkpendium]
 
*History of Benton County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Benton/hist/ Linkpendium]
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*Map of Benton County Townships - [http://www.stats.indiana.edu/maptools/maps/boundary/townships_2000/benton_township.gif INGenWeb]
 
*Map of Benton County Townships - [http://www.stats.indiana.edu/maptools/maps/boundary/townships_2000/benton_township.gif INGenWeb]
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
Civil War  
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===== ''Civil War''  =====
  
<br>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.  
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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.  
  
 
*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company D  
 
*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company D  
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Civil War Books  
 
Civil War Books  
  
*"Military History of Benton County" in F.A. Battey &amp; Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN&nbsp;: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.&nbsp;; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published&nbsp;: Chicago&nbsp;: F.A. Battey, 1883.) page 252-271, &nbsp; {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|F206693[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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*"Military History of Benton County" in F.A. Battey &amp; Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN&nbsp;: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.&nbsp;; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published&nbsp;: Chicago&nbsp;: F.A. Battey, 1883.) page 252-271, &nbsp; {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|F206693}}[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945''  =====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://bentoncounty.in.gov/ Benton County Courthouse]<br>706 E 5th Ste #12<br>Fowler, IN 47944-1556<br>Phone. 765.884.0320 <br>
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage reocrds from 1841,<br>divorce and&nbsp;court records from 1800’s, <br>probate records from 1852 and naturalization records.<br>County Recorder has land and military records.<br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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===== Family History Centers =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
==== School Records  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*'''1780-1992''' Indiana Marriages[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
  
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*'''1802-1892''' Indiana Marriages[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.com]$ <br>
  
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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*'''1811-1959''' Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
  
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===== Death Records =====
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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*'''1882-1920''' Indiana Death Index[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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==== Voter Registration  ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com&nbsp;]&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/benton/index.htm USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/benton/index.htm USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Benton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Benton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  

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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
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Benton County Courthouse
706 E. 5th Ste #12
Fowler, Indiana 47944-1556
Phone: 765.884.0320
Benton County Website



Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

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

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • 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

Land and Property

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

Public Records

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

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voter Registration

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.