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==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana''. (Indianapolis, Ind: Frederic Luther Co, 1980).977.26 H2b&nbsp; 977.26 H2b v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|710122|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-genealogical-history-of-wayne-fayette-union-and-franklin-counties-indiana/oclc/220833435&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol. 1 [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalgenein01lewi INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]<br>
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Revision as of 17:31, 31 May 2011

Template:Indiana-stubUnited States  > Indiana > Franklin County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1810--Franklin County was created 27 November 1810 from Dearborn, Clark and Jefferson Counties.
County seat: Brookville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Jerome Wiley's Journal Franklin County, Indiana 1841-1891


Local Histories

  • Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. (Indianapolis, Ind: Frederic Luther Co, 1980).977.26 H2b  977.26 H2b v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other libraries    vol. 1 INTERNET ARCHIVE



Civil War

Civil War service men from Franklin County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Franklin County



Probate records are court records created after an individual’s death that relate to a court’s decisions regarding the distribution of the estate to the heirs or creditors and the care of any dependents. These documents are important to family history researchers because they usually exist for time periods before civil birth and death records were kept. While probate records are one of the most accurate sources of genealogical evidence, they have limitations.

The Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Franklin County.

The following Franklin County probate records have been indexed and abstracted:


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).