Harrison County, Indiana Genealogy

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County Courthouse


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


  • Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Harrison County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)




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



  • Harrison County Military Index (Source: Genealogy Trails History Group)
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Harrison County, Indiana (Source: Internet Archive)
  • Some Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Harrison County  INGenWeb
  • African - American Veterans in Harrison County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
  • 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 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




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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