Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy Guide2016-06-30T21:43:52+00:00

Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy Guide

Jefferson County, Indiana (Map It) was created on November 23, 1810 from Clark County and Dearborn County. This county was named for U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. Learn More About State of Indiana History

Jefferson County is bordered by  Ripley County (north), Switzerland County (east), Carroll County, Kentucky (southeast), Trimble County, Kentucky (south), Clark County (southwest), Scott County (west), Jennings County (northwest).

Jefferson County Cities and Towns include  Brooksburg, Dupont, Hanover, Madison.

Jefferson County Townships include  Graham, Hanover, Lancaster, Madison, Milton, Monroe, Republican, Saluda, Shelby, Smyrna. See Map of Jefferson County Townships.

Jefferson County, Indiana Courthouse Records

Jefferson County, Indiana Courthouse
Jefferson County, IN Courthouse

The Jefferson County Courthouse is located in Madison, 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 Jefferson 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.

  • Jefferson County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1811, Probate Records from 1811 and Court Records from 1811. 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.
  • Jefferson County Recorder has Land Records from 1811. 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.
  • Jefferson 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.
  • Jefferson County Department of Health has Birth & Death Records from 1882. The County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records.

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Jefferson County, Indiana Vital Records

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