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Indiana State Library

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

Benton County was created in 1840 from Jasper County.  It is located on the Illinois border in northwest Indiana.  The county seat is Fowler.

 

 

 

 


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

Marriage Records

Benton County Marriages, 1840-1858
ISLG 977.201 B478s
Benton Review Weekly Newspaper Marriage Records Index
ISLG 977.201 B478rf v. 1-2
WPA Index to Marriage Records, 1850-1922
ISLG 977.201 B478u v. 3
WPA Index to Supplemental Marriage Records, 1846-1905
ISLG 077.201 B478u v. 4

Vital Records

Benton County Deaths, 1938-1994
ISLG 977.201 B478bed
WPA Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 B478u v. 1
WPA Index to Death Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 B478u v. 2

Wills and Probates

Benton Review Weekly Newspaper Index of Wills and Estates, 1920-1995
ISLG 977.201 B478re

Other Library Materials

Online Resources

Cemeteries and Obituaries

Marriage Records

Military

Locating Original Records

For Further Research

GEN JD 5-13-2016