Starke County, Indiana Genealogy Guide2016-06-30T22:30:26+00:00

Starke County, Indiana Genealogy Guide

Starke County, Indiana (Map It) was created on January 15, 1844 from St. Joseph County and Unorganized Land. This county was named for Gen. John Stark, hero of the American Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Indiana History

Starke County is bordered by   LaPorte County (north), St. Joseph County (northeast), Marshall County (east), Fulton County (southeast), Pulaski County (south), Jasper County (west), Porter County (northwest).

Starke County Cities and Towns include  Hamlet, Knox, North Judson.

Starke County Townships include  California, Center, Davis, Jackson, North Bend, Oregon, Railroad, Washington, Wayne. See Map of Starke County Townships.

Starke County, Indiana Courthouse Records

Starke County, Indiana Courthouse
Starke County, IN Courthouse

The Starke County Courthouse is located in Knox, 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 Starke 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.

  • Starke County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1840, Probate Records from 1850 and Court Records from ?. 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.
  • Starke County Recorder has Land Records from 1850. 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.
  • Starke 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.
  • Starke County Department of Health has Birth & Death Records from 1894. The County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records.

Starke County, Indiana Census Records

Starke County, Indiana Vital Records

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