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Guide to Carroll County, Indiana ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Delphi
Organized: January 7, 1828
Parent County(s): Adams New Purchase (Hamilton), Wabash New Purchase (Fountain) and unorganized territory
Neighboring Counties
White  • Cass  • Howard  • Clinton  • Tippecanoe
See County Maps
Courthouse
Indiana, Carroll County Courthouse.png
Location Map
Indiana, Carroll County Locator Map.png
Adoption
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Charles Carroll, of Carrolton, then the only surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.[1] It is located in the Mid-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Carroll County Courthouse
101 W Main Street
Delphi, IN 46923
Phone: 765-564-4485
County Website

Carroll County Health Department
101 West Main Street, (Courthouse)
Delphi, IN, 46923
Health Officer: Jordan Dutter, MD
Phone Number: 765-564-3420
Fax: 765-564-6161
Email: healthd@carrollcountyin.gov
Health Department

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1828.
County Health Officer has birth and death and burial records from 1882.
County Recorder has land records from 1828
Public Library Delphi has newspapers from 1841.
County Historical Society has burial records. [3]
Health Department has birth records and death records.
Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.

Carroll County, Indiana Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1882 1828 1882 1828 1829 1828 1807
Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Townships
Ghost towns
  • Woodville

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Carroll County, Indiana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Carroll County census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 1,611
1840 7,819 385.4%
1850 11,015 40.9%
1860 13,489 22.5%
1870 16,152 19.7%
1880 18,345 13.6%
1890 20,021 9.1%
1900 19,953 −0.3%
1910 17,970 −9.9%
1920 16,315 −9.2%
1930 15,049 −7.8%
1940 15,410 2.4%
1950 16,010 3.9%
1960 16,934 5.8%
1970 17,734 4.7%
1980 19,722 11.2%
1990 18,809 −4.6%
2000 20,165 7.2%
2010 20,155 −0.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African American

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents. See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the Carroll County courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Carroll County. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information. For more information about local histories, see Indiana Local Histories.

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

White CountyCass CountyHoward CountyClinton CountyTippecanoe CountyIN CARROLL.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Civil War service men from Carroll County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Carroll County.

Civil War Books:
"Military History" Chapter 10 in Odell, John C.History of Carroll County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions. With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families. (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen & company, inc, 1916.) page 191-204. 977.294 H2o FHL US/CAN Book FamilySearch Digital Library; FHL Collection other library

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Indiana newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

For more Indiana newspaper information see the wiki page Indiana Newspapers.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the Carroll County courthouse. For more information, see Indiana Probate Records.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center
3224 Jasper St
West Lafayette IN 47906
Phone: 765-463-5079
Email: IN_Lafayette@familyhistorymail.org
Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Carroll County Historical Museum
700 N Washington St
P.O. Box 277
Delphi, IN 46923
Telephone Number: 765-564-5000
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

Carroll Historical Society
700 North Washington /PO Box 277
Delphi, IN 46923
Phone: 765-564-5000
E-mail: carrollcountyhistoricalsociety@ffni.com
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Carroll County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/carroll/history-county-orginization.htm accessed 3/01/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Carroll County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_County,_Indiana accessed 3/01/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Carroll County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Carroll County, Indiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_County%2C_Indiana, accessed 28 November 2019.