Brown County, Indiana Genealogy

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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

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 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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 & Co, 1884.) 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other library<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" />    INTERNET ARCHIVE
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