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Greene County Courthouse in Bloomfield
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History of Greene
Prisons Cemetery, Jeffersonville
1939 Linton Directory
Indians of Greene
Iron Ores of Greene
County was formed in 1821. It was named for Gen.
Nathanael Greene, who commanded the southern
theater in the Revolutionary War, eventually
forcing the British army under Charles Cornwallis
to retreat to Yorktown. There it was forced to
surrender, ensuring American independence.
Greene County is divided into 15 Civil Townships
as follows: Beech Creek, Cass, Center, Fairplay,
Grant, Highland, Jackson, Jefferson, Richland,
Smith, Stafford, Stockton, Taylor, Washington and
Green County was established on February 5, 1821,
from organized land and Sullivan County. County
seat is Bloomfield. Before that Greene County,
with a large portion of the State of Indiana,
belonged to a tribe of Indians called the
Bloomfield has not always been the County Seat.
The first County Seat was located at Burlington.
The locating commissioners had selected this site
March 10, 1821, and Thomas Bradford, Frederick
Shepherd and Zebulon Hogue had donated the land.
It became necessary to relocate in 1824 for the
reason that an adequate supply of water was not
obtainable at this point. At this time, not a
vestige remains of this former County Seat. Peter
C. Van Slyke, a wealthy landowner, offered to
donate the land for the location of a County Seat,
which the commissioners accepted, and Bloomfield
came into being.
The first old pioneer settlers in t his locality
were: old Isaac Stalcup, Ephraim Owen, John H.
Owen, Evan Owen, John L. Buskirk, Colonel Jack
Stokely, James Jackson, Timothy Jessup, Robert
Baber and John Kelly. Afterward came William J.
McIntosh, Jacob McIntosh, Moore McIntosh, Samuel
Keishaw, Thomas Osborn, Edward Buckner, Richard
Buckner, David Deem, Rev. Samuel Meddley, Dr.
Simon Snyder, Bailey McCutchan, Grandfather Baber,
George Baber, John Hunter, John Cloud, William
Bland, Jesse Martin.
Beech Creek - Cass - Center - Fairplay - Grant -
Highland - Jackson - Jefferson - Richland -
Smith - Stafford - Stockton - Taylor -
Washington - Wright
CITIES AND TOWNS
County Seat: Bloomfield
Bloomfield - Jasonville - Linton - Lyons -
Solsberry - Newberry - Switz City - Worthington
Year Organized: 1821
Square Miles: 545.92
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Where to find information in Greene County,
|Greene Co. Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 164
Bloomfield, IN 47242-0164
|Greene Co. Historical Society
P.O. Box 301
Bloomfield, IN 47424-0301
|Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Co. Public Library
125 S. Franklin St.
Bloomfield, IN 47424-1406
|Greene Co. Recorder
P.O. Box 309
Bloomfield, IN 47424
|Greene Co. Health Dept.
217 E. Spring St., Suite 1
Bloomfield, IN 47424-1469
(birth and death records)
|Green Co. Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 229
Bloomfield, IN 47242
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