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Gibson County, Indiana
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Gibson County was formed 1813 from Knox County. This county was named in honor of General John Gibson, secretary of the territory from 1801 to 1816, and repeatedly acting governor in the absence of Governor Harrison. The surface of the county is pleasantly undulating. A considerable portion of the soil is river bottoms on the Wabash, Patoka and White rivers. The balance was originally heavily timbered with walnut, beech, hickory, ash, oak, etc. The soil is generally loam and sand, and very productive in corn, wheat and oats. Princeton was named the county seat in 1814, originally named Prince Town after William Prince.


Gibson Co. Townships:
Barton ~ Center ~ Columbia ~ Johnson ~ Montgomery ~ Patoka ~ Union ~ Wabash ~ Washington
White River

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Gibson Co. Health Dept.
Vital Records
800 S. Prince St.
Princeton, IN 47670-2664
Phone (812) 385-3831

Gibson County Historical Society
P.O. Box 515
Princeton,Indiana 47670

Marriage Records
Gibson County Clerk
Gibson County Courthouse
101 N. Main St.
Princeton, IN 47670



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