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Indiana State Library

Library > Collections & Services > Collections > Genealogy > Indiana County Research Guides > Franklin County Franklin County

Franklin County was created in 1811 from Clark, Dearborn, and Jefferson Counties.  It is located on the Ohio border in southeast Indiana.  The county seat is Brookville.  The courthouse experienced a fire in 1852 but no records were lost.




Selected Holdings at the Indiana State Library

The following list is not complete.  Further resources may be found by searching the Indiana State Library online catalog.

Print Materials from the Genealogy Division

Court Records

Court Records, Franklin County, 1811-1842
ISLG 977.201 F831ho

Marriage Records

Franklin County Marriage Records, 1811-1852
ISLG 977.201 F831dm

WPA Index to Marriage Records, 1850-1920
ISLG 977.201 F831u v. 3-4

WPA Index to Supplemental Marriage Transcripts, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 F831u v. 5

Vital Records

WPA Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 F831u v. 1

WPA Index to Death Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 F831u v. 2

Wills and Probates

Franklin County Will Records, 1813-1936
ISLG 977.201 F831sL v. 1-3

Surname Index of Franklin County Will Records, 1813-1936
ISLG 977.201 F831sL INDEX

Other Library Materials

Online Resources

Cemeteries and Obituaries


Marriage Records

Vital Records

Wills and Probates

Locating Original Records

For Further Research

GEN JD 6-19-2017