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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




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




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



  • Franklin County Military Records - INGenWeb
  • - see - Military Records and Histories - Linkpendium

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

Civil War Books

  • "Civil War" in "Military History of Franklin County" Chapter 12 of Reifel, August J. History of Franklin County, Indiana; Her People, Industries and Institutions. (Indianapolis, Ind: B.F. Bowen, 1915.), (page 292-315, Regiment, Companies, some Name's)  FHL US/CAN Film 934904 Item 3 FHL Collection  other libraries    INTERNET ARCHIVE



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

  • Franklin County Vital Record - INGenWeb
  • Franklin County Census Records - INGenWeb
  • 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

Web Sites


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