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Daviess County

Daviess County was created in 1817 from Knox County.  It is located in southwest Indiana.  The county seat is Washington.

The courthouse experienced fires in  1891, 1927, and 1985 that resulted in some record losses.  Many sources also cite a fire in 1879, but there is no mention of that fire in the Washington newspapers of the time.

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, 1817-1850
ISLG 977.201 D256bo v. 1-2

Marriages from 1817-1850
ISLG 977.201 D256ihs

WPA Index to Marriage Records, 1850-1920
ISLG 977.201 D256u v. 4-6

Vital Records

Index to Death Records, 1921-1946
ISLG 977.201 D256m

WPA Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 D256u v. 1-2

WPA Index to Death Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 D256u v. 3

Wills and Probates

Abstract of Probate Records, 1817-1850
ISLG D256b Pt. 1-2

Other Library Materials

Online Resources

Cemeteries and Obituaries

Marriage Records


Locating Original Records

For Further Research

GEN JD 1-29-2024