Harrison County, Indiana Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Harrison County; 300 N Capitol Ave; Corydon, IN 47112-1139; Ph. 812.738.4289 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b & d rec from 1882; Co Clk has m, pro & ct rec from 1809, div rec from 1815 & land rec from 1807


Parent County

1808--Harrison County was created 11 October 1808 from Knox and Clark Counties.
County seat: Corydon [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



  • Cemeteries for Harrison County - Linkpendium
  • Location of Harrison County Cemeteries By Township -INGenWeb


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

  • Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Harrison County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
  • Harrison County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - Linkpendium




Local Histories

  • Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1972.) FHL US/CAN Film 934899 Item 4 FHL Collection  other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Roose, William H. 2010.Indiana's birthplace: a history of Harrison County, Indiana. ([LaVergne, TN]: Kessinger Publishing.)   other libraries  Google books



  • List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Harrison County, Indiana (Source: Internet Archive)
  • Some Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Harrison County  INGenWeb

  • Civil War, 1861-1865
  1. Corydon Battle Summary 1863 (Source: American Battlefield Protection Program)
  • World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
  1. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Harrison County (Source: Explore Ancestry ) ($)
  • World War II, 1941-1945 
  1. Harrison County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy)
Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Harrison County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Indiana.

Civil War service men from Harrison 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 Harrison County.

article on the Civil War



School Records


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

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)