Wells County, Indiana Genealogy Guide

Wells County, Indiana (Map It) was created on February 17, 1837 from Adams New Purchase. This county was named for Capt. William A. Wells, Native American who became a hero in the War of 1812. Learn More About State of Indiana History

Wells County is bordered by  Allen County (north), Adams County (east), Jay County (southeast), Blackford County (south), Grant County (west), Huntington County (northwest).

Wells County Cities and Towns include  Bluffton, Markle, Ossian, Poneto, Uniondale, Vera Cruz, Zanesville.

Wells County Townships include  Chester, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Lancaster, Liberty, Nottingham, Rockcreek, Union. See Map of Wells County Townships.

Wells County, Indiana Courthouse Records

Wells County, Indiana Courthouse
Wells County, IN Courthouse

The Wells County Courthouse is located in Bluffton, 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 Wells 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.

  • Wells County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1837, Probate Records from 1838 and Court Records from 1838. 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.
  • Wells County Recorder has Land Records from 1838. 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.
  • Wells 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.
  • Wells County Department of Health has Birth & Death Records from 1883. The County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records.

Wells County, Indiana Census Records

Wells County, Indiana Vital Records

Wells County, Indiana Resources

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