Greene County, Indiana
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 Greene County, Indiana

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 Wright.

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 Piankeshews.

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.


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Where to find information in Greene County, Indiana

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
(land records)
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
(marriage records)

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