Hamilton County, Indiana Genealogy

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Hamilton County, Indiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded January 8, 1823
County Seat Noblesville
Address Hamilton County Courthouse
Public Square
Noblesville, IN 46060
Phone: 317.776.9629

County Courthouse

Hamilton County Courthouse
Public Square
Noblesville, IN 46060
Phone: 317.776.9629

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divoce, probate and court records from 1833
County Recorder has land records. [1]


Hamilton County, Indiana lies just to the north of Indianapolis. Two courthouses are located in the historic center of Noblesville. The older courthouse contains a variety of publicly available records.

Parent County

1823--Hamilton County was created 8 January 1823 from unorganized territory and Marion County.
County seat:  Noblesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Arcadia Cemetery: located in northern Hamilton County at lat: 40.1752° lon: -86.0080°.
Baker Cemetery:  40° 07' 55.67" N 86° 08' 16.48" W
Boxley Cemetery: located in northwestern Hamilton County at lat: 40.1632° lon: -86.1768°.
Chester Friends Cemetery:  40° 04' 18"N 86° 07' 43.09"W
Cicero Cemetery:  40° 07' 53.90" N 86° 01' 42.12" W
Crownland Cemetery: located in Noblesville, Indiana at lat: 40.0529° lon: -86.0025°.
Crown View Cemetery:  40° 08' 37.87" N 86° 13' 49.07" W
Mt Pleasant '(Pettyjohn) 'Cemetery:  40° 07' 47.02" N 86° 06' 28.30" W
Pleasant Grove Cemetery:   located at Broadway & 106th St - Home Place, Clay Twp, Hamilton Co, IN
Prairie Baptist Cemetery: located in eastern Hamilton County at lat: 40.0881° lon: -85.9051°.
Spicewood Cemetery:  40° 07' 58.01" N 86° 09' 59.05" W
West Grove Cemetery:  40° 06' 50.55" N 86° 06' 51.55" W

Transcriptions and other data:


LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 page 70 - Daubenspeck Cemetery


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




Local Histories

  • 1973).Portrait and biographical record of Madison and Hamilton counties, Indiana: containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States. (Evansville, Ind, Unigraphic, Inc. )  other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE

Bevelhimer, Susan. Abstracts of the will records of Hamilton County, Indiana1824-1901. Owensboro, Ky. : Cook & McDowell, 1981. - Repository: HEPL 977.256 WILLS BEV LCCN: 02802310

Burgess, Joe H. Hamilton County and the Civil War. United States: 1968 - Repository:  HEPL - Call# 977.256 Histroy BUR

Campbell, Frank S. The Story of Hamilton County Indiana. Noblesville, Indiana: Hudler Press, Inc, 1962.

Cline & McHaffie. The People's Guide: a business, political and religious directory of Hamilton Co., Ind. . . .Indianapolis, Ind: Indianapolis Printing and Pub House, 1874. - Repository: HEPL 977.256 Directory 1874 LCCN: 02827329

Correll, James L & Velma B. Hamilton County, Indiana, small cemeteries, Jackson Township. Kokomo, Indiana: Selby Pub & Printing, c1986.

Evans, Nellie E, compiler. Hamilton County Cemeteries, Vol 1. Sheridan, Indiana: Nellie E Evans, nd.

Haines, John F. History of Hamilton County, Indiana...... Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen, 1915. Repository: Hamilton East Public Library Call#: 977.256 - LCCN: 02829814

Helm, T B. History of Hamilton County, Indiana, Reprint . Chicago, Evansville, IN: Kingman Brothers, Unigraphic, 1880, 1976.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Madison and Hamilton Counties, Indiana. Chicago Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co, 1893. - Repository: Anderson Public Library - Call# 977.2578

Shirts, Augustus Finch. A History of the Formation, Settlement and Development of Hamilton County, Indiana, from the year 1818 to the close of the Civil War. 1901. - Repository:  Archive.org - www.archive.org/stream/historyofformati00shir#page/n9/mode/2up

WPA. Index to birth records, Hamilton County, Indiana, 1880-1920 inclusive. Indiana: WPA, 1941. 2 vol.

WPA. Index to death record, Hamilton County, Indiana, 1882-1920 inclusive. Indiana: WPA, 1942.

WPA. Index to supplemental record, marriage transcript, Hamilton County, Indiana, 1880-1905. United States: Works Progress Administration, Indiana, 1941 - Repository: HEPL - Call# 977.256 MARRIAGE SUPPL LCCN: 02796658

Woodard, Marian Cody, Copiler. Names in Hamilton County Death Notices: An Index to the Noblesville Ledger Sept 11, 1874 to March 20, 1881. Noblesville, Indiana: Noblesville Public Livrary, 1978. - Repository: Hamilton East Public Library - 977.256 Deaths Woo



Civil War

Civil War service men from Hamilton 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 Hamilton County

Civil War Book

  • "The Record of Hamilton County in the Civil War" in Shirts, Augustus Finch. A History of the Formation, Settlement and Development of Hamilton County, Indiana, From the Year 1818 to the Close of the Civil War. 1901. (page 305-368 has Regiment, Companies, Name's) 977.256 H2s FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other library   Google books  Internet Archive
  • Indiana Genealogical Society (Fort Wayne, Indiana, Indiana veterans enrollment list, Hamilton County, 1890  ([S.l.] : Indiana Genealogical Society, 2006 )  CD-ROM no. 4177 Computer US/CAN Desktop  FHL Collection
  • Burgess, Joe H. 1968. Hamilton County and the Civil War.([S.l. : s.n.], 1967),  977.256 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection    other library



School Records


Vital Records


Index from Newspapers in Noblesville Southeastern Public Library (in Hamilton County)
The Indiana Room has an Obituary File Index that indexes obituaries published in newspapers which they have on microfilm. This is kept current and as of Sep  2008 seems to be accessible only to patrons.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hamilton County, Indiana 213 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).