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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Indiana|Indiana]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Brown County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.browncounty.com/ Brown County Courthouse]<br>Main St and Van Buren Street<br>Nashville, IN 47448<br>Phone: 812.988.5510 <br>
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Some records lost in 1873 fire <br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.<br>County Clerk has marriage and probate and court records from 1836<br>divorce records from 1850, court ordered birth records from 1942.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1874. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Browne County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Brown County was created from Monroe, Bartholomew and Jackson Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Nashville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1836--'''Brown County was created 4 February 1836&nbsp;from [[Monroe County, Indiana|Monroe,]] [[Bartholomew County, Indiana|Bartholomew]] and [[Jackson County, Indiana|Jackson]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Nashville <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  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.'''
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Bartholomew County, Indiana|Bartholomew]]
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*[[Jackson County, Indiana|Jackson]]
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*[[Johnson County, Indiana|Johnson]]
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*[[Monroe County, Indiana|Monroe]]
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*[[Morgan County, Indiana|Morgan]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Brown County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Cemeteries of Browm County - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inbrown/AAA/brownco/page0001.htm INGenWeb]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Brown County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical'' <ref>Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Co, 1884.) 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/2069003&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results other library&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;]&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE] </ref>&nbsp; <br>
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*Brown County, Indiana:History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*Brown County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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Civil War
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<br>Civil War service men from Brown 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 Brown County.
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*[[22nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|22nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B
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*[[82nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|82nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies D, and H
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*[[120th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|120th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies I, and K
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*[[145th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|145th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
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Civil War Books
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*Indiana Genealogical Society. ''Indiana Veterans Enrollment List. 1890 Brown County''. [Indiana]: (Indiana Genealogical Society, 2006.) CD-ROM no. 4168 Computer US/CAN Desktop&nbsp; {{FHL|1395077|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/indiana-veterans-enrollment-list-brown-county-1890/oclc/432763552&referer=brief_results other library]
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*"Military History" in Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 1884.) page 703-713,&nbsp; 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/2069003&referer=brief_results other library<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" />]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Occupations ====
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*Roster of Civilian Conservation Corps, Nashville, Brown County, Indiana (1938) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*Tax List of Brown County, Indiana (1848, 1858, 1864, 1875, 1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/in/brown/webbbs_config.pl Brown County, Indiana Obituary and Death Notice Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Hamblen, Nashville, and Helmsburg areas. <br>
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*[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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== Societies and Libraries ==
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*[http://Browncountyhistory.info/ Brown County Indiana Historical Society]&nbsp; There is a tab for Historical Archives<br>
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*[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Brown-County-Genealogical-Society/147905291927996 Brown County Genealogical Society] Facebook Page
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inbcgs/title.htm Brown County Genealogical Society] Website
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inbrown/AAA/brownco/page0001.htm USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Brown|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/ Brown&nbsp;County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)&nbsp;<br>
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*Brown County, Indiana History, Records, Facts and Genealogy&nbsp;- [http://www.n2genealogy.com/indiana/in-county-brown.html N2genealogy]<br>
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;<br>
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=197129&subject_disp=Indiana%2C+Brown&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]&nbsp;
 
  
 
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County Courthouse

Brown County Courthouse
Main St and Van Buren Street
Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: 812.988.5510

Some records lost in 1873 fire
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.
County Clerk has marriage and probate and court records from 1836
divorce records from 1850, court ordered birth records from 1942.
County Recorder has land records from 1874. [1]

History

Parent County

1836--Brown County was created 4 February 1836 from Monroe, Bartholomew and Jackson Counties.
County seat: Nashville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Census

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

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Directories

Land

Local Histories

  • Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical [3] 

Maps

  • Brown County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - Linkpendium

Military

Civil War


Civil War service men from Brown 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 Brown County.


Civil War Books

  • Indiana Genealogical Society. Indiana Veterans Enrollment List. 1890 Brown County. [Indiana]: (Indiana Genealogical Society, 2006.) CD-ROM no. 4168 Computer US/CAN Desktop  FHL Collection   other library


  • "Military History" in Blanchard, Charles. Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 1884.) page 703-713,  977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other library    INTERNET ARCHIVE

Newspapers

Occupations

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Browne County, Indiana 211 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Blanchard, Charles. Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Co, 1884.) 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; other library&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; INTERNET ARCHIVE
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