Benton County, Indiana Genealogy Guide

Benton County, Indiana (Map It) was created on February 18, 1840 from Jasper County. This county was named for Thomas H. Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri. Learn More About State of Indiana History

Benton County is bordered by  Newton County (north), Jasper County (northeast), White County (east), Tippecanoe County (southeast), Warren County (south), Vermilion County, Illinois (southwest), Iroquois County, Illinois (west).

Benton County Cities and Towns include  Fowler, Earl Park,  Boswell, Oxford , Ambia, Otterbein.

Benton County Townships include  Bolivar, Center, Gilboa, Grant, Hickory Grove, Oak Grove, Parish Grove, Pine, Richland, Union, York. See Map of Benton County Townships.

Benton County, Indiana Courthouse Records

Benton County, Indiana Courthouse
Benton County, IN Courthouse

The Benton County Courthouse is located in Fowler, Indiana. Learn More About State of Indiana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Benton county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Benton County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1840, Probate Records from 1840 and Court Records from 1840. The County Clerk responsiblities include administering Court Records of all Court Cases, prepares the Court's permanent historical record, performs marriage ceremonies, process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses, processes and distributes documents for court cases, and keeps a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings.
  • Benton County Recorder has Land Records from 1840. The County Recorder maintains, preserves and Records Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetery Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Condominiums, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens, and Miscellaneous Instruments.
  • Benton County Treasurer's Office is responsible for collecting taxes. The treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state such as real estate tax, personal property tax, mobile home tax, state assessed tax, and the following miscellaneous taxes: auto excise tax, inheritance tax, and innkeeper's tax.
  • Benton County Department of Health has Birth & Death Records from 1882. The County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records.

Benton County, Indiana Census Records

Benton County, Indiana Vital Records

Benton County, Indiana Resources

Benton County, Indiana External Links

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