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Welcome to Jackson County!

About the County

Photo of the Jackson County Courthouse

Jackson County was founded in 1814 and was formed from Washington and Jefferson counties. It was the 14th county to be formed in Indiana. Brownstown is the county seat. Jackson County is divided into 12 Townships; Brownstown, Carr, Driftwood, Grassy Fork, Hamilton, Jackson, Owen, Pershing, Redding, Salt Creek, Vernon and Washington. It covers an area of 514 square miles. In 2010, the population was 42,376.

If you would like to adopt this county, please go to the "Becoming a Volunteer" page.

Surrounding counties are; Bartholomew Adoptable, Brown by Sarah Clevenger, Jennings by Sheila L. Kell, Lawrence by Treva E. Peckham & Chuck Carey, Monroe by James D. VanDerMark, Scott is Adoptable and Washington by Dee Pavey.

This Is News!
March 5, 2020:

NEW!  Added Obituaries, items in the Marriage section, and in Schools!

The Indiana Facebook group is for comments and questions about Indiana research. Karen Zach is there every day to help!

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The Jackson and Bartholomew INGenWebs Facebook Group is for questions, comments and general discussion about these two counties.

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If you find something you need for your research, remember to: right click > save image as. Things do disappear online, as you know.
Remember, always cite your sources!

What Is Here Now
graphic 1912 Jackson County Directory
Complete directory of 1912.
graphic Bibles
4 bibles now online! Just uploaded the Hilliard Bible!
graphic Cemeteries
graphic Census
 1850 census transcribed by Carol Stultz is onling. Also 1870 Mortality Schedule Census is online, with the images as well as transcript.
graphic Death
Death records, funeral homes and information.
graphic Families of Jackson County
Submitted families. You can submit yours.
NEW! Elbridge Blish Thompson
graphic Funerals
Want to help build this area? Just email me!
graphic Maps of Jackson County
Were submitted by Sandi Shockley.
graphic Marriages
These are all the marriages. You can add to them. Email me.
graphic Military
-from the Indiana World War Records
The Gold Star Honor Roll
~for Jackson County.
graphic Obituaries
Death notices are included in this.
graphic Organizations
If you would like to add to this area, just email me!
graphic Schools
Our Yearbooks plus The Library Collection. Go to the bottom of the School page.
graphic Scrapbooks
Bridges, People, Places and Reno Brothers Graves.
graphic Sports graphic Towns and Communities
graphic Wills and Probate

In the County


Seymour Tribune


Jackson County Library

Chambers of Commerce

Seymour Chamber of Commerce
Brownstown Chamber of Commerce


Jackson County Marriages Prior to 1850
Indiana Digital Archives
Jackson County DNA Projects
Old Jobs
Old Medical Terms
Deciphering Old Handwriting
Colonial Occupations
Birth Date Calculator
Inflation Calculator
Jackson County History

Hoosier Heritage Alliance
National Register of Historic Places in Jackson Co.
Poorhouse Story, Jackson Co.
Poorhouse Photo, Brownstown
Historic Bridges of Jackson Co.
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
History of Jackson County, Indiana (book)
Indiana 1926 History Book on INGenWEb
Sparksville 1868
1886: History of Jackson County, Indiana. Brant and Fuller
History of Jackson County, Indiana : from the earliest time to the present (Allen County Library)
Jackson County Prior to 1850 (IU)
County History Online(Library)

Thank you for visiting the Jackson County INGenWeb site. It is my mission to provide helpful information about the people and history of Jackson County. The information on this site may be copied for use in personal family records, with source citation. The pages in entirety may not be duplicated for publication in any fashion. All persons contributing material for posting on these pages does so in recognizing their free, non-commercial distribution, and is responsible to assure that no copyright is violated by their submission.
~Thank you

Betty Sellers Awards
Betty Sellers Award Betty Sellers Award

Carolyn J. Stultz
-former CC of Jackson County.
January 14, 1935 - January 12, 2007

This site last updated - March 5, 2020