Johnson County, Indiana Records
Johnson County, Indiana (Map It) was created on May 5, 1823 from Delaware New Purchase. Johnson County was named for John Johnson, first Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.
Johnson County Cities and Towns include Bargersville, Edinburgh, Franklin, Greenwood, New Whiteland, Princes Lakes, Trafalgar, Whiteland.
Johnson County Townships include Blue River, Clark, Franklin, Hensley, Needham, Nineveh, Pleasant, Union, White River. See Map of Johnson County Townships.
MapGeeks.org has is a collection of old Indiana maps.
Johnson County, Indiana Courthouse Records
Johnson County, IN Courthouse
The Johnson County Courthouse is located in Franklin, Indiana. Courthouse destroyed by Fire in May 1849 and Dec. 1874, Records that survived: marriages from 1830, "complete" court records from 1823; recorder's entry book from 1822 and deeds and deed indexes from 1824. Learn More About State of Indiana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 Johnson county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Johnson County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1830, Probate Records from 1821 and Court Records from 1823. 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.
- Johnson County Recorder has Land Records from 1825. 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.
- Johnson 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.
- Johnson County Department of Health has Birth & Death Records from 1882. The County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records.
Johnson County, Indiana Census Records
- Learn More: State of Indiana Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
- State Population Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Johnson County, Indiana Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Indiana Vital Records
- Birth Records: from October 1907 to present.
- Marriage Records: from 1958 to present.
- Death Records: from January 1900 to present.
- Divorce Records: None. See the County Clerk.
- Locations: Indiana State Department of Health, 2 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204; PH: (317) 233-1325
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Johnson County, Indiana Resources
- State of Indiana Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Indiana
- Johnson County Historian, Max Fitzpatrick, 975 Smock Drive, Greenwood, IN 46143-2424; Home Phone: (317) 881-5295
- Johnson County Historical Society and Museum
- Johnson County, Indiana Message Boards
Johnson County, Indiana External Links
- Indiana Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Johnson County, Indiana Books - Amazon
- Internet Archives online books for Johnson County
- Johnson County Newspaper Holdings at the Indiana State Library
- Johnson Co., Indiana - FindaGrave
- Indiana Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Johnson County, Indiana Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Indiana (1817 - 1930)
- Johnson Co. INGenweb
- Johnson County, Indiana Ancestry Database Collections
- Johnson County, Indiana Military Records