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Clay County

Clay County was created in 1825 from Owen, Putnam, Sullivan, and Vigo Counties.  It is located in south central Indiana.  The county seat is Brazil.

The courthouse experienced a fire in 1851 which resulted in a loss of all records created prior to that date except records from the Recorder’s office.

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

Marriage Records, 1851-1869
ISLG 977.201 C622se

WPA Index to Marriage Records, 1860-1920
ISLG 977.201 C622u v. 4-6

WPA Index to Supplemental Marriage Records, 1880-1920
ISLG 977.201 C622u v. 7

Vital Records

WPA Index to Birth Records, 1881-1920
ISLG 977.201 C622u v. 1-2

WPA Index to Death Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 C622u v. 3

Wills and Probates

Will Abstracts, 1848-1867
ISLG 977.201 C622f

Other Library Materials

Online Resources

Marriage Records


Locating Original Records

For Further Research

GEN JD 10-29-2019