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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Posey County''' <br>  
  
[[Category:Posey County, Indiana]]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Posey County
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| state = Indiana
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| founded year = 1814
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| founded date = September 7
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| seat = Mt Vernon
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| building address =  Posey County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 606; <br>Mt. Vernon, IN 47620<br> Phone: 812.838.1306<br> [http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/65.htm '''Adams County Website'''] }}
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/65.htm Posey County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 606; <br>Mt. Vernon, IN 47620<br> Phone: 812.838.1306<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1815.<br>County health department Dept has <br>birth and divorce records from 1882.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1815 <br>and some military discharge records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Posey County, Indiana 215 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1814--'''Posey County was created 7 September 1814&nbsp;from [[Warrick County, Indiana|Warrick]], [[Knox County, Indiana|Knox]] and [[Gibson County, Indiana|Gibson ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Mt.Vernon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin County, Illinois]]
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*[[Gibson County, Indiana|Gibson]]
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*[[Henderson County, Kentucky|Henderson County, Kentucky]]
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*[[Union County, Kentucky|Union County, Kentucky]]
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*[[Vanderburgh County, Indiana|Vanderburgh]]
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*[[White County, Illinois|White County, Illinois]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>US Vol. 24 page 78 - Bethlehem Cemetery
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Posey County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*African American Residents of Posey County, Indiana (1882) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Register of Negroes in Posey County, Indiana (1853-1855) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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[http://www.in.gov/icpr/2744.htm Circuit Court] historical records of Posey County in the State Archives. This online searchable database indexes cases for the years 1815-1841.
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofposeyco00leff History of Posey County, Indiana (1913)] by John C. Leffel - free at the Internet Archive
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*Leonard, William P. 1986. ''History and directory of Posey County''. (Kokomo, Ind: Selby Pub. &amp; Printing.)&nbsp;&nbsp;977.234 H2Le FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp;{{FHL|167589|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.gengateway.com/indiana/history_and_directory_of_posey_county.htm GenGateway]&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-and-directory-of-posey-county/oclc/17941920&referer=brief_results other libraies&nbsp;]&nbsp; <br>
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*Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1974. ''History of Posey County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic). 977.234 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|292185|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-posey-county-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/7275263&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924028803406 INTERNET ACHIVE]
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
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*African American Veterans of Posey County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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Civil War
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Civil War service men from Posey 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 Posey County.
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*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|1st Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies C, D, H, and Reorganized Company B
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*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company M
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*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment,]] Indiana Cavalry, Companies A, B, and K
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*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B, C, and D
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*[[25th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|25th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and F
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*[[38th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|38th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H
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*[[58th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|58th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A
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*[[65th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|65th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A
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*[[80th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|80th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
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*[[91st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|91st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A, D, and G
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*[[136th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|136th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company G
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*[[144th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|144th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
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*[[Wilder Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|Wilder Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery<br>
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Civil War Books
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*"Military History" Chapter 6 in Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1974. ''History of Posey County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic). (page 441-445), &nbsp;977.234 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|292185|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-posey-county-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/7275263&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924028803406 INTERNET ACHIVE]
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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*Cholera Deaths in Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana (1873) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Other Records  ====
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*African Americans in Civilian Conservation Corps, Wadesville, Posey County, Indiana (1938) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Posey|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Posey/ Posey County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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Posey County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 7, 1814
County Seat Mt Vernon
Courthouse
Address Posey County Courthouse]
PO Box 606;
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
Phone: 812.838.1306
Adams County Website


County Courthouse

Posey County Courthouse
PO Box 606;
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
Phone: 812.838.1306

County Clerk has marriage, divorce,
probate and court records from 1815.
County health department Dept has
birth and divorce records from 1882.
County Recorder has land records from 1815
and some military discharge records. [1]

History

Parent County

1814--Posey County was created 7 September 1814 from Warrick, Knox and Gibson Counties.
County seat: Mt.Vernon [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
US Vol. 24 page 78 - Bethlehem Cemetery

Census

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

Church

Court

Circuit Court historical records of Posey County in the State Archives. This online searchable database indexes cases for the years 1815-1841.

Land

Local Histories

  • Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1974. History of Posey County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic). 977.234 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries    INTERNET ACHIVE

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Posey 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 Posey County.


Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 6 in Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1974. History of Posey County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic). (page 441-445),  977.234 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other libraries    INTERNET ACHIVE

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Other Records

  • African Americans in Civilian Conservation Corps, Wadesville, Posey County, Indiana (1938) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Posey County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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