A guide and directory to Boone County Indiana genealogy, containing both online and offline resources for genealogy and historical research. This website contains sources of genealogical data about Boone County such as biographies, cemetery records, census records, church records, court records, family records, land records, military records, naturalization records, and vital records.

This site is a member of the American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP) an unincorporated not-for-profit network of independent sites devoted to History and Genealogy and covering North American Countries and Territories. For more information about our group, including how you can join us, please see our about page. My name is Dennis N. Partridge, and I along with Judy White are the host of this county. To see what else is available for Indiana genealogy on AHGP visit the Indiana AHGP website.

Boone County is bounded north by Clinton, east by Hamilton, south by Marion and Hendricks, and west by Montgomery. It is twenty-four miles long from east to west, and seventeen miles wide, and contains 408 square miles. The south-eastern, western and north-western portions are agreeably undulating; the interior generally level. The county was organized in 1830, and was named after the celebrated Daniel Boone, whose love of forest life, enterprise and disinterestedness were prototypes of much that is still admirable in western manners. It is divided into eleven civil townships, Marion, Clinton, Washington, Sugar Creek, Jefferson, Centre, Union, Eagle, Perry, Harrison and Jackson.1

Boone County Cemeteries

Boone County Indiana Census Records

A “Census for Indiana Territory for 1807”, compiled by Rebah Fraustein, was published by the Indiana Historical Society in 1980. In truth this manuscript is actually a “voter’s list”. No other state censuses exist, although state enumerations of males (without names) above age twenty-one were taken at various intervals beginning in 1820. Boone County Indiana first came into existence in 1830 and that is also when the first official census was taken of it’s inhabitants. From then on, a census was taken every 10 years up to the present time.

Boone County Indiana Church Records

Boone County Indiana Court Records

Boone County Indiana Directories

Boone County Indiana History

Boone County occupies a central position in the great State of Indiana. It is bounded on the north by Clinton County, on the east by Hamilton on the west by Montgomery and on the south by Marion and Hendricks Counties. It is twenty-four miles from east to west and seventeen and a half miles from north to south. It contains about 268,000 acres, two-thirds of which is in cultivation. Its central position, excellent soil, water power, and other advantages, natural and improved, ranks it among the first counties of the state.

Boone County Indiana Land Records

Boone County Indiana Maps and Atlases

Boone County Indiana Military Records

Boone County Indiana Newspaper Records

Boone County Historical Photos

Boone County Archives, Libraries and Societies

Boone County School Records

Boone County Vital Records

Boone County Indiana Death Records

Boone County Indiana Funeral Records

Boone County Indiana Divorce Records

Boone County Indiana Marriage Records

Boone County Indiana Yearbooks

Additional Genealogy Websites

The following websites are curated by the CC’s and reflect the best free online genealogy websites which can assist you with your Boone County Indiana research.

Footnotes

  1. Chamberlain, E. “Topography of Boone County Indiana.” Extracted fromThe Indiana gazetteer, or, Topographical dictionary of the state of Indiana. Indianapolis: E. Chamberlain, 1850. Information transcribed and contributed by Sheryl McClure, 2015.