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Some points of history for Elkhart County Indiana

Elkhart County is located in Northern Indiana, 150 miles north/northeast of Indianapolis, 100 miles east of Chicago and 50 miles northwest of Fort Wayne.
Elkhart County was one of the first areas settled in Northern Indiana, being settled on April 1, 1830. The original county was in Dunlap. In 1830, the county held its first election.
At that time, 75 votes were cast by citizens of the county and its surrounding territory. These voters elected eight people who served as the only county employees.

The City of Goshen serves as the county seat.
Other Incorporated cities and towns within Elkhart County are
Cleveland Township; Osolo Township; Washington Township; York Township; Baugo Township;
Concord Township; Jefferson Township; Middlebury Township;
Olive Township; Harrison Township; Elkhart Township; Clinton Township; Locke Township;
Union Township; Jackson Township;and Benton Township

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Where to find information in Elkhart County Indiana

Elkhart County Courthouse
Elkhart County Clerk's Office
101 N. Main Street Room 204
Attn: Bev
Goshen, IN 46526
(574) 535-6427
County Clerk has marriage records from 1831,
court records from 1853 and probate records from 1852
Elkhart County Health Dept.,
Vital Records
608 Oakland Ave.Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 523-2283
FAX (574) 295-6186
has birth & death records from about 1882-present.
Elkhart County Genealogy Society
Elkhart County Historical Museum,
304 W. Vistula St. in Bristol, Indiana
Elkhart Public Library
300 S Second St.
Elkhart, IN 46514
(574) 522-5669

Surrounding Counties
St. Joseph County, Michigan(northeast)
Lagrange County(east)
Noble County(southeast)
Kosciusko County(south)
Marshall County(southwest)
St. Joseph County(west) >
Cass County, Michigan (northwest)


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