Lawrence County, Indiana Genealogy Guide

Lawrence County, Indiana (Map It) was created on March 1, 1818 from Orange County. This county was named for Capt. James Lawrence,  hero of the War of 1812. Learn More About State of Indiana History

Lawrence County is bordered by  Monroe County (north), Jackson County (east), Washington County (southeast), Orange County (south), Martin County (west), Greene County (northwest).

Lawrence County Cities and Towns include  Bedford, Mitchell, Oolitic.

Lawrence County Townships include  Bono, Guthrie, Indian Creek, Marion, Marshall, Perry, Pleasant Run, Shawswick, Spice Valley. See Map of Lawrence County Townships.

Lawrence County, Indiana Courthouse Records

Lawrence County, Indiana Courthouse
Lawrence County, IN Courthouse

The Lawrence County Courthouse is located in Bedford, 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 Lawrence 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.

  • Lawrence County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1818, Probate Records from 1818 and Court Records from 1818. 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.
  • Lawrence County Recorder has Land Records from 1819. 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.
  • Lawrence 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.
  • Lawrence County Department of Health has Birth & Death Records from 1882. The County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records.

Lawrence County, Indiana Census Records

Lawrence County, Indiana Vital Records

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