Madison County, Indiana Genealogy

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Template:Indiana-stubUnited States  > Indiana > Madison County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1823--Madison County was created 4 January 1823 from unorganized territory and Marion County.
County seat: Anderson [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

December 1880 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Forkner, John L., and Byron H. Dyson. 1974. Historical sketches and reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana: a detailed history of the early events of the pioneer settlement of the county, and many of the happenings of recent years, as well as a complete history of each township. (Tucson, Arizona: Americana Unlimited.) 977.257 H2fj FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries   INTERNET ACHIVE   Google books
  • HARDEN, S. (1874).History of Madison County, Indiana, from 1820 to 1874 giving a general review of principal events, statistical and historical items, derived from official sources. (Markleville, Ind, [s.n.].) 977.257 H2h FHL US/CAN Book  other libraries   INTERNET ACHIVE    Google books
  • 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
  • FORKNER, J. L. R. (1970). History of Madison County, Indiana; a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. (Evansville, Ind, Unigraphic.)  other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE

Maps

Military

  • List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Madison County, Indiana (Source: Internet Archive)
  • World War I  (The Great War), 1914-1918 
  1. Gold Star Honor Roll (Source:Genealogy Trails History Group)
  2. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Madison County (Source: Ancestry com) ($)
  • World War II, 1941-1945 
  1. Madison County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy)

Civil War

Civil War service men from Madison 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 Madison County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 17 in FORKNER, J. L. R. (1970). History of Madison County, Indiana; a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. (Evansville, Ind, Unigraphic.), (page 283-308, Regiment,Companies, Name's) other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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).