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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana Genealogy|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ripley County''' <br>
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Guide to '''Ripley County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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Guide to '''Ripley County, Indiana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}}  {{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Ripley County
 
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| state = Indiana
 
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| founded year = 1816
 
| founded date = December 27
 
| seat =  Versailles
 
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| building address = [http://www.ripleycounty.com/ Ripley County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 177<br>Versailles, IN 47042<br>Phone: 812.689.6115<br>[http://www.Ripleycounty.us/ '''County Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society }}
 
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ripley County, Indiana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ripley County, Indiana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ripley County, Indiana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ripley County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ripley County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1818</center>
 
 
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try... [[Ripley County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Ripley County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Ripley County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= December 27, 1816
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|county seat= Versailles
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|parent county= [[Dearborn County, Indiana Genealogy|Dearborn]], [[Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jefferson]] <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Decatur County, Indiana Genealogy|Decatur]]
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|county2= [[Franklin County, Indiana Genealogy|Franklin]]
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|county3= [[Dearborn County, Indiana Genealogy|Dearborn]]
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|county4= [[Ohio County, Indiana Genealogy|Ohio]]
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|county5= [[Switzerland County, Indiana Genealogy|Switzerland]]
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|county6= [[Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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|county7= [[Jennings County, Indiana Genealogy|Jennings]]</br><center>[[Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[File:Indiana, Ripley County Courthouse.png|229px]]
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|county location in state= [[File:Indiana, Ripley County Locator Map.png|180x180px]]
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|adoption= {{Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society }}
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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Ripley County was named for Gen. Eleazer Wheelock Ripley, an officer in the War of 1812, who was mainly remembered for the Battle of Lundy's Lane and the Siege of Fort Erie, in 1814. The county is located in the east-central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ripley County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley_County,_Indiana accessed 04/03/2017.</ref>
  
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 27 December 1816 from [[Dearborn County, Indiana Genealogy|Dearborn]] and [[Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jefferson]] Counties.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== County Courthouse ===
*'''County Seat: ''' Versailles <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ripley County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>  
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{{IN Courthouse Intro|Ripley}}
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''' Ripley County Courthouse'''<br>PO Box 177<br>Versailles, IN 47042<br>Phone: 812-689-6115<br>[http://www.ripleycounty.com/ County Website]<br><br>
  
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'''Ripley County Health Department'''<br>
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102 West 1st North Street, Suite 106 / PO Box 745<br>
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Versailles, IN, 47042<br>
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Health Officer: David Welsh, MD<br>
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Phone Number: 812-689-5751<br>
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Fax: 812-689-3909<br>
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Email: hrose@<br>
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[https://www.ripleyhealth.com Health Department]<br><br>
  
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County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1818.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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.<br><br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Ripley County, Indiana Record Dates ===
[[Decatur County, Indiana Genealogy|Decatur]] {{•}}
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{{IN Record Dates Intro|Ripley}}
[[Franklin County, Indiana Genealogy|Franklin]] {{•}}
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[[Dearborn County, Indiana Genealogy|Dearborn]] {{•}}
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[[Ohio County, Indiana Genealogy|Ohio]] {{•}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
[[Switzerland County, Indiana Genealogy|Switzerland]] {{•}}
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[[Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jefferson]] {{•}}
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
[[Jennings County, Indiana Genealogy|Jennings]]
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1818
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1918
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1818
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1818
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{IN Boundary Changes Intro|Ripley}}
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 27 December 1816 from [[Dearborn County, Indiana Genealogy|Dearborn]] and [[Jefferson County, Indiana Genealogy|Jefferson]] Counties.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*'''County Seat: ''' Versailles <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ripley County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Interactive Map of Indiana County Formation History] (1790-1897) - animated maps illustrating Indiana county boundary changes
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*[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/IN_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Indiana Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{IN Populated Places Intro|Ripley}}
  
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://indiana.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,137,c,ripley.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ripley County, Indiana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley_County,_Indiana, accessed 02 January 2020.</ref>
  
<center>{{INRipley,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batesville,_Indiana Batesville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holton,_Indiana Holton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan,_Indiana Milan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon,_Indiana Napoleon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood,_Indiana Osgood]
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunman,_Indiana Sunman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versailles,_Indiana Versailles]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Crossing,_Indiana Allen Crossing]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballstown,_Indiana Ballstown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behlmer_Corner,_Indiana Behlmer Corner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benham,_Indiana Benham]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Clinton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correct,_Indiana Correct]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Plains,_Indiana Cross Plains]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Roads,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Cross Roads]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dabney,_Indiana Dabney]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware,_Indiana Delaware]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewberry,_Indiana Dewberry]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elrod,_Indiana Elrod]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship,_Indiana Friendship]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haney_Corner,_Indiana Haney Corner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Jackson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolleyville,_Indiana Jolleyville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughery_Switch,_Indiana Laughery Switch]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laugheryville,_Indiana Laugheryville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lookout,_Indiana Lookout]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris,_Indiana Morris]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negangards_Corner,_Indiana Negangards Corner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Carrollton,_Indiana New Carrollton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Marion,_Indiana New Marion]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Milan,_Indiana Old Milan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olean,_Indiana Olean]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otter_Village,_Indiana Otter Village]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penntown,_Indiana Penntown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierceville,_Indiana Pierceville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prattsburg,_Indiana Prattsburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rexville,_Indiana Rexville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spades,_Indiana Spades]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stringtown,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Stringtown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stumpke_Corner,_Indiana Stumpke Corner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_Township,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Adams]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Township,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Brown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_Township,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Center]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_Township,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Delaware]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Township,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Franklin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Jackson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Township,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Johnson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughery_Township,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Laughery]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otter_Creek_Township,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Otter Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_Township,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Shelby]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Ripley_County,_Indiana Washington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Magdalen,_Indiana Saint Magdalen]
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</div>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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{{IN Historical Timeline Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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*''History and Directory of Ripley County.'' 1888. By Ed. C. Jerman. [Versailles, Indiana : Republican Print]. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/408067-history-and-directory-of-ripley-county-index-to-directory?offset=2 FamilySearch Digital Library]. Brief history begins page 64; county historical timeline pages 69-88.
For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/in-counties/#courthouse Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
  
=== Ripley County, Indiana Resources ===
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== Resources ==
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{{IN Resources Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Bible Records ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{IN Bible Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Biographies  ====
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{IN Biographies Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Business Records  ====
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* [https://digital.statelib.lib.in.us/legacy/search.aspx?index=1 Indiana Biography Index] at [https://www.in.gov/library/ Indiana State Library]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{IN Business Records Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{IN Cemeteries Intro|Ripley}}
  
Ripley County Cemeteries and Locations [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inripchs/graves.html rootsweb]
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==== Census Records  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Ripley County, Indiana''' online and in print</center>
 
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Ripley County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Ripley%2C+County%2C+Indiana%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_860 Find A Grave]
 
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* [http://theusgenweb.org/in/ripley/cemeteries/cem_index.shtml USGenWeb]
==== Church Records  ====
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/in/ripley/ripley.html INGenWeb Archives]
 
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/ripley.html Tombstone Project]
{{IN Church Intro}}  
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* [http://www.interment.net/US/in/ripley.htm Indiana Interment]
 
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Indiana&cemetery_county=Ripley&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|466221|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ripley+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Indiana/Ripley-County?id=county_860 Findagrave.com]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See [[Indiana Cemeteries|Indiana Cemeteries]] for more information.<center>
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~inripchs/graves.html Ripley County Cemeteries and Locations] at [https://loricase.com/RCHS/links.html Lori's Ripley County, Indiana Genealogical Data page]
  
*'''1847-1915''' - Methodist Episcopal Church, Batesville, Baptism Index 1847-1915 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C761331}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igiindianah.pdf.</ref>
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=== Census Records ===
*'''1847-1916''' - Methodist Episcopal Church, Batesville, Marriage Index 1847-1916 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M761331}}.<ref name="vr1" />
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{{IN Census Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{IN Church End}}  
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley_County,_Indiana#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1820 |1822
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|1830 |3989
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|1840 |10392
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|1850 |14820
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|1860 |19054
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|1870 |20977
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|1880 |21627
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|1890 |19350
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|1900 |19881
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|1910 |19452
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|1920 |18694
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|1930 |18078
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|1940 |18898
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|1950 |18763
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|1960 |20641
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|1970 |21138
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|1980 |24398
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|1990 |24616
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|2000 |26523
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|2010 |28818
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{{IN Church Repositories|572187}}
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* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Ripley Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Ripley County, Indiana (1880)]  at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{IN Church Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Directories  ====
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'''''Methodist'''''<br>
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*'''1847-1915''' - Methodist Episcopal Church, Batesville, Baptism Index 1847-1915 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]. Batch {{IGI|C761331}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igiindianah.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igiindianah.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1847-1916''' - Methodist Episcopal Church, Batesville, Marriage Index 1847-1916 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?q.batchNumber=M761331&m.defaultFacets=on&m.queryRequireDefault=on&m.facetNestCollectionInCategory=on&count=20&offset=0 Batch M761331].
  
*Directory of Businesses in Ripley County, Indiana (1858, 1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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=== Court Records ===
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{{IN Court Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{IN Directories Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Ethnic and religious Groups ====
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* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Ripley Directory of Businesses in Ripley County, Indiana (1858, 1868)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{IN Emigration Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Genealogies  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{IN Ethnic Groups Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Histories ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{IN Funeral Homes Intro|Ripley}}
  
===== Local Histories =====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{IN Genealogies Intro|Ripley}}
  
*History of Ripley County[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Ripley/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{IN Guardianship Intro|Ripley}}
  
*Ripley County History Book Committee, Ripley County Historical Society (Ripley County, Ind.), and Daughters of the American Revolution. ''Ripley County History, 1818-1988, Ripley County, Indiana.'' (Osgood, IN: Ripley County History Book Committee, 1989.) 977.214 H2r FHL US/CAN Book 977.214 H2r v. 2 {{FHL|587636|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/ripley-county-history-1818-1988-ripley-county-indiana/oclc/20473066&referer=brief_results other libraries]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{IN Land Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{IN Histories Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
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*''History of Ripley County, Indiana.'' 1968. Compiled by the Business and Professional Women of Osgood, Versailles, Milan and Holton.  Batavia, Ohio : Clermont Pub. Co.  Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/607435-history-of-ripley-county-indiana?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library].
  
{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Ripley|438108}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{IN Maps Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{IN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IN Ripley County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Indiana]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Indiana]
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
 
==== Migration  ====
 
  
==== Military Records  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{IN Migration Intro|Ripley}}
  
War of 1812
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=== Military Records ===
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{{IN Military Intro|Ripley}}
  
Civil War
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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/Home/Search?RecordSeriesId=3 Military Record Series Index] at [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives]
  
Civil War service men from Ripley County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Ripley County.  
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
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Civil War service men from Ripley County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Ripley County.
  
*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company H  
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*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company H
*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company K  
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*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company K
*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies C, and D  
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*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies C, and D
*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company B  
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*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company B
*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company B  
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company B
*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F  
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*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company G  
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*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company G
*[[37th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|37th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A, D, and Reorganized Company A  
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*[[37th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|37th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A, D, and Reorganized Company A
*[[44th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|44th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K  
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*[[44th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|44th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
*[[68th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|68th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, E, and K  
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*[[68th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|68th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, E, and K
*[[83rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|83rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, E, F, G, and K  
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*[[83rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|83rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, E, F, G, and K
*[[91st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|91st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I  
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*[[91st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|91st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I
*[[123rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|123rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D  
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*[[123rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|123rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D
*[[146th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|146th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H  
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*[[146th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|146th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H
*[[156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|156th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C  
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*[[156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|156th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
World War I  
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
 
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*'''1919''' {{RecordSearch|2968238|Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*Residents of Ripley County who served in WWI ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Ripley Residents of Ripley County who served in WWI]  at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 
 
World War II
 
 
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
 
 
==== Occupation  ====
 
 
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
 
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
 
 
{{IN Probate Intro|Ripley}}
 
'''Online Records'''
 
*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
 
 
 
 
 
Probate records are court records created after an individual’s death that relate to a court’s decisions regarding the distribution of the estate to the heirs or creditors and the care of any dependents. These documents are important to family history researchers because they usually exist for time periods before civil birth and death records were kept. While probate records are one of the most accurate sources of genealogical evidence, they have [[United States Probate Limitations|limitations]].
 
 
 
The Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Ripley County.
 
 
 
The following Ripley County probate records have been indexed and transcribed:<br>
 
 
 
*[http://www.umw.edu/cas/historicpreservation/research_resources/default.php The University of Mary Washington] has indexed and transcribed probate inventories for Dearborn, Franklin, and Ripley counties.
 
 
 
{{IN Probate Repositories}}
 
 
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
 
 
===== School Records  =====
 
 
 
*Directory of Teachers for Ripley County&nbsp;(1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
 
 
===== Voting Registration &nbsp;  =====
 
 
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
 
 
 
 
===== Archives  =====
 
 
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
 
 
 
[http://www.ripleycounty.com/ Ripley County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 177<br>Versailles, IN 47042<br>Phone: 812.689.6115<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1818.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ripley County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{IN Naturalization Intro|Ripley}}
  
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* [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/Home/Search?searchNow=True&defaultCollectionId=&RecordSeriesId=5&Keywords=&County=Ripley&SeriesCollectionId=0&PhotographTitle=&PhotographSubject=&FirstName=&LastName=&CourtType=&CourtDisposition=&StartDate=0&EndDate=0&UseSoundex=false Naturalization Record Series (for this county)]  at [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives]. Search by names.
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{IN Newspapers Intro|Ripley}}
  
*[[Batesville Indiana Family History Center|Batesville Indiana Family History Center]]
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* '''1804-2010''' [https://newspapers.library.in.gov/?a=p&p=regionbrowser&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN------- Hoosier State Chronicles 1804-2011]
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{IN Obituaries Intro|Ripley}}
  
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
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=== Other Records ===
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{{IN Other Records Intro|Ripley}}
  
===== Libraries  =====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{IN Periodicals Intro|Ripley}}
  
===== Museums  =====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{IN Probate Intro|Ripley}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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*'''1798-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
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*[http://resources.umwhisp.org/inventories/1st_read_me.htm Probate Inventories] at [http://resources.umwhisp.org The University of Mary Washington]
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{IN Schools Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{IN Tax Intro}}  
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* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#Ripley Directory of Teachers for Ripley County&nbsp;(1936)]  at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{IN Tax Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{IN Tax End}}  
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{IN Vital Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{Template:IN Tax Repositories WC}}  
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==== Birth ====
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{{IN Birth Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{IN Marriage Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{IN Vital Intro}}  
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]<br>
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*'''1800-2007''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=indiana%2cin Indiana, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast]  ($)
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*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1892] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Marriage Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives]  <br>
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==== Death ====
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{{IN Death Intro|Ripley}}
  
===== Birth Records  =====
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*'''1750-1993''' {{RecordSearch|3559081|Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1750-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]] <br>
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*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Indiana, Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]<br>
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*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
  
===== Marriage Records  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{IN Divorce Intro|Ripley}}
  
*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{IN Research Facilities Intro|Ripley}}
  
*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>
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=== Archives ===
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{{IN Archives Intro|Ripley}}
  
*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} - FamilySearch <br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
===== Death Records  =====
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'''Batesville Indiana Family History Center'''<br>Township Line Rd <br>Batesville IN 47006<br>812-934-3443<br>E-mail:IN_Batesville@familyhistorymail.org<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Batesville_Indiana_Family_History_Center Website]
  
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{IN Libraries Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{IN Vital Repositories|Ripley|376300}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{IN Museums Intro|Ripley}}
  
==== Ripley County, Indiana Web Sites  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{IN Societies Intro|Ripley}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/ripley-county/ Ripley County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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'''Ripley County Historical Society'''<br>125 Washington St.<br>PO Box 525<br>Versailles, IN 47023<br>812-689-3031<br>[http://www.rchslib.org/ Website]<br><br>
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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'''Batesville-Area Historical Society'''<br>15 W. George St.<br>Batesville, IN 47006<br>812-932-0999<br>E-mail: [mailto:bahs@etczone.com bahs@etczone.com]<br>[http://www.batesvilleareahistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/inripley/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Ripley|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Ripley/ Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
=== Places  ===
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== Websites ==
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{{IN Websites Intro|Ripley}}
  
=== Ripley County, Indiana References  ===
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* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Ripley/ Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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* [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives] Search by name in all records or specific collections
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* [http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm Indiana Historical Society Digital Collections] Extensive - keyword searches suggested
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* [https://digital.library.in.gov/Web/CollectionsAcrossIndiana Indiana Memory] Click the map or select a statewide collection
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* [https://digital.statelib.lib.in.us/legacy/indexes.aspx List of indexes and databases] at [https://www.in.gov/library/ Indiana State Library]
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* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society Databases] Select a county
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*[https://www.everynameindex.com/free_indexes/indiana_counties Every Name Index.com] Online indexes for county histories. Select a county
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* [https://www.indianasgore.com/ Ripley County Resources on IndianasGore]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/in/ripley/ INGenWeb] , Ripley County
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/ripley/ripley.html USGenWeb], Ripley County
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|197995|Indiana|Ripley}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{IN Research Guides Intro|Ripley}}
  
{{Indiana|Indiana}}
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 19:47, 2 September 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Versailles
Organized: December 27, 1816
Parent County(s): Dearborn, Jefferson [1]
Neighboring Counties
Decatur  • Franklin  • Dearborn  • Ohio  • Switzerland  • Jefferson  • Jennings
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Ripley County was named for Gen. Eleazer Wheelock Ripley, an officer in the War of 1812, who was mainly remembered for the Battle of Lundy's Lane and the Siege of Fort Erie, in 1814. The county is located in the east-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Ripley County Courthouse
PO Box 177
Versailles, IN 47042
Phone: 812-689-6115
County Website

Ripley County Health Department
102 West 1st North Street, Suite 106 / PO Box 745
Versailles, IN, 47042
Health Officer: David Welsh, MD
Phone Number: 812-689-5751
Fax: 812-689-3909
Email: hrose@
Health Department

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1818.
County Recorder has land 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.

Ripley 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 1818 1882 1918 1818 1818 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]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Townships
Ghost towns


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • History and Directory of Ripley County. 1888. By Ed. C. Jerman. [Versailles, Indiana : Republican Print]. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library. Brief history begins page 64; county historical timeline pages 69-88.

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 Ripley 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 Ripley County census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 1,822
1830 3,989 118.9%
1840 10,392 160.5%
1850 14,820 42.6%
1860 19,054 28.6%
1870 20,977 10.1%
1880 21,627 3.1%
1890 19,350 −10.5%
1900 19,881 2.7%
1910 19,452 −2.2%
1920 18,694 −3.9%
1930 18,078 −3.3%
1940 18,898 4.5%
1950 18,763 −0.7%
1960 20,641 10.0%
1970 21,138 2.4%
1980 24,398 15.4%
1990 24,616 0.9%
2000 26,523 7.7%
2010 28,818 8.7%
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.

Methodist

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

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

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 Ripley County courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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

  • History of Ripley County, Indiana. 1968. Compiled by the Business and Professional Women of Osgood, Versailles, Milan and Holton. Batavia, Ohio : Clermont Pub. Co. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Decatur CountyFranklin CountyDearborn CountyOhio CountySwitzerland CountyJefferson CountyJennings CountyIN RIPLEY.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Civil War service men from Ripley County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Ripley County.

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 Ripley County courthouse. For more information, see Indiana Probate Records.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security 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]

Listed below are archives in Ripley County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Indiana Archives and Libraries.

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

Batesville Indiana Family History Center
Township Line Rd
Batesville IN 47006
812-934-3443
E-mail:IN_Batesville@familyhistorymail.org
Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Ripley County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Indiana Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Ripley County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Indiana Societies.

Ripley County Historical Society
125 Washington St.
PO Box 525
Versailles, IN 47023
812-689-3031
Website

Batesville-Area Historical Society
15 W. George St.
Batesville, IN 47006
812-932-0999
E-mail: bahs@etczone.com
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Ripley County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley_County,_Indiana accessed 04/03/2017.
  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, "Ripley County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Ripley County, Indiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley_County,_Indiana, accessed 02 January 2020.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igiindianah.pdf.