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== Resources  ==
== Resources  ==
==== The [http://www.in.gov/library/3160.htm Hendricks County government home page] is constantly adding new databases.  It would be well to check periodically for new records. ====
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Revision as of 02:32, 9 July 2009

United States  > Indiana > Hendricks County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1823--Hendricks County was created 20 December 1823 from unorganized territory and Putnam County.
County seat: Danville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 page 72 - cemetery located in Hendricks County

Hendricks County Cemetery Locater Online.  Chart gives the cemetery name, township, and location of each cemetery.

Hendricks Surname andCemeteries Index.  Search by surname or cemetery name.



Commissioner's Meeting Minutes Books, 1831-2003.  Many of the books are indexed.



Local Histories

Surname index to the Family History Files found at the Plainfield/Guilford Township Public Library.

Hendricks County/Plainfield, Indiana Biography Index. Articles are indexed from local newspapers. Fairly recent dates.


1865 map of Hendricks County, with mileage chart between townships, and individual township maps, showing owners of properties. 


World War 1 Veterans Hendricks County, Indiana

Naval Veterans of World War 1 Hendricks County, Indiana

Hendricks County, Indiana Enrollment Records  This index is a list of military enrollment records filed in Hendricks County. Indiana law required that the Township Assessor enroll every person employed in the late armies of the United States, of the War of 1812, of the War with Mexico, Indian tribe wars, and the Civil War.



The Judicial Books date from 1825. These books contain Probate court records from the Hendricks County Courts.


Vital Records

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates (1860s - 1890s).  This is a work in progress.

Hendricks County Anniversaries Index.

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites


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