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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Indiana|Indiana]]&nbsp;&gt; Jefferson County''<br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jefferson County''' <br>  
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{{Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Jefferson County
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| state = Indiana
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| state_map = Indiana.png
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| founded year = 1810
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| founded date = November 23
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| seat = Madison
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| building image =
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| building address = 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921[http://www.Jeffersoncounty.us/ '''Jefferson County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History ==
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[[Image:Jefferson County Indiana Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Jefferson County Indiana Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;Jefferson county; 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b, d &amp; bur rec; Co Clk has m, div, pro &amp; ct rec; Co Redr has land rec)
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== Quick Facts ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1810--'''Jefferson County was created 23 November 1810&nbsp;from [[Clark_County,_Indiana|Clark]] and [[Dearborn_County,_Indiana|Dearborn]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1810--'''Jefferson County was created 23 November 1810 from [[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]] and [[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
 
*[[Carroll_County,_Kentucky|Carroll County, Kentucky]]
 
*[[Clark_County,_Indiana|Clark<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1230499774115_473"></span>]]
 
*[[Jennings_County,_Indiana|Jennings]]
 
*[[Ripley_County,_Indiana|Ripley]]
 
*[[Scott_County,_Indiana|Scott]]
 
*[[Switzerland_County,_Indiana|Switzerland]]
 
*[[Trimble_County,_Kentucky|Trimble County, Kentucky]]
 
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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Jefferson County, Indiana Courthouse Damaged by Fire (20 May 2009) (multiple sources)<br>http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=10399782&amp;nav=9Tai<br>[http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090522/NEWS02/905220388/County+records+likely+ruined+in+Madison+fire http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090522/NEWS02/905220388/County+records+likely+ruined+in+Madison+fire]<br>
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Flames destroyed parts of the 154-year-old Jefferson County Courthouse today. The Indiana state fire marshal has completed a preliminary investigation, but has not yet issued a report.
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Decades of history may have been lost as flames ripped through the courthouse. The third floor partially collapsed and the basement sustained significant water damage.
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Local preservation experts have retrieved deeds and some other vital documents. Many of them will have to be frozen before they can be restored. However, there are some that were irreparably damaged in the fire.
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The fire came as crews were finishing restoration work on the courthouse for the city's bicentennial celebration. County officials said exterior work was nearly complete. A video is available at [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQRXvKP4Oc4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQRXvKP4Oc4 ]or click on the image below.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]] | [[Jennings County, Indiana|Jennings]] | [[Ripley County, Indiana|Ripley]] | [[Scott County, Indiana|Scott]] | [[Switzerland County, Indiana|Switzerland]] | '''Kentucky''' counties: [[Carroll County, Kentucky|Carroll]] | [[Trimble County, Kentucky|Trimble]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Cemeteries for Jefferson - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/cem/ Linkpendium]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Jefferson County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Early Settlers of Jefferson County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Jefferson County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/cen/ Linkpendium]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Jefferson County (1858) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== History ====
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*''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|161588|item|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-souvenir-for-the-counties-of-clark-crawford-harrison-floyd-jefferson-jennings-scott-and-washington-indiana/oclc/6966330&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalhisto00inchic INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
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*History of Jefferson County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/hist/ Linkpendium]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*African American Veterans in Jefferson County, Indiana (1890) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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Civil War
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Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.
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*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company L
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*[[3rd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|3rd Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company E
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*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, K, E, and Reorganized Company A, E, F, and K
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*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company M
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*[[8th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|8th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company H
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*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company H
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*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D, and Reorganized Companies B, C, D, and E
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*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Companies D, and F
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*[[51st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|51st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B
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*[[82nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|82nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, B, C, G, and K
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*[[91st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|91st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I
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*[[93rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|93rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, and E
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*[[128th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|128th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A
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*[[132nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|132nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company D
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*[[137th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|137th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies B, F, and I
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*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K
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*[[149th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|149th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Company E, and Addition Recruits for Colored Troop
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article on the Civil War
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*Robertson, Middleton, "Recollections of Morgan's Raid", (''Indiana Magazine of History ''28, no. 2 (June 1932): 116-137.) 1863, Jefferson County (Deputy)&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/online_content/vcsfrmpst/voices_cvlwr/robertson.html Abstract and Bibliographic Information]&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imhfiles/Civil_War_VFP/Morgan_Raid.pdf article PDF] <br>
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*Garber, Michael C., Jr., "Reminiscences of the Burning of Columbia, South Carolina" ,( Indiana Magazine of History 11, no. 4 (December 1915): 285-300.) 1865, Jefferson County (Madison)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/online_content/vcsfrmpst/voices_cvlwr/garber.html Abstract and Bibliographic Information]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.indiana.edu/~imhfiles/Civil_War_VFP/Reminiscences_Burning.pdf article PDF]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://ingenweb.org/injefferson/indextwo.html USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=197581&subject_disp=Indiana%2C+Jefferson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Jefferson_County,_Indiana]]
 
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Jefferson County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 23, 1810
County Seat Madison
Courthouse
Address 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921Jefferson County Website


County Courthouse

Jefferson County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
 Jefferson county; 300 E Main St #203; Madison, IN 47250; Ph. 812.265.8921 Details: (Co Hlth Dept has b, d & bur rec; Co Clk has m, div, pro & ct rec; Co Redr has land rec)

Quick Facts

Parent County

1810--Jefferson County was created 23 November 1810 from Clark and Dearborn Counties.
County seat: Madison [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Jefferson County, Indiana Courthouse Damaged by Fire (20 May 2009) (multiple sources)
http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=10399782&nav=9Tai
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090522/NEWS02/905220388/County+records+likely+ruined+in+Madison+fire

Flames destroyed parts of the 154-year-old Jefferson County Courthouse today. The Indiana state fire marshal has completed a preliminary investigation, but has not yet issued a report.

Decades of history may have been lost as flames ripped through the courthouse. The third floor partially collapsed and the basement sustained significant water damage.

Local preservation experts have retrieved deeds and some other vital documents. Many of them will have to be frozen before they can be restored. However, there are some that were irreparably damaged in the fire.

The fire came as crews were finishing restoration work on the courthouse for the city's bicentennial celebration. County officials said exterior work was nearly complete. A video is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQRXvKP4Oc4 or click on the image below.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Clark | Jennings | Ripley | Scott | Switzerland | Kentucky counties: Carroll | Trimble

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Directories

Land

History

  • 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

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.



article on the Civil War

  • Garber, Michael C., Jr., "Reminiscences of the Burning of Columbia, South Carolina" ,( Indiana Magazine of History 11, no. 4 (December 1915): 285-300.) 1865, Jefferson County (Madison)      Abstract and Bibliographic Information     article PDF

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

References

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