Dedicated to Free Genealogy
Greene County Courthouse in Bloomfield
Welcome to Greene County, Indiana Genealogy
Our goal is to help you
track your ancestors through time by transcribing
genealogical and historical data
and placing it online for the free use of all
is available for hosting.
If you have a love for
history, a desire to help others, and basic
web-authoring skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our Volunteer Page.
[A desire to
transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic
webpage is required.]
If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in
More information can be found on the Volunteer Page.
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
Dust off your
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!
If you are interested in adding your families'
information to this website, Email
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries,
news items and other historical data find a home
at Indiana Genealogy Trails, where it will remain
free for all to view.
Bios: Who's Who in Finance, Banking, and
News: Dr. P.M. Meause shoots J.
Biographies: James Leonard Williams,
Bio and Chronology, submitted by Robert A.
Military: 1835 Pension List
additional Greene County History, listing of
Townships, Cities and Towns - Main Index
Lund Cemetery-transcribed by GT
an Obituary to Us
for any of our county sites.
We regret that we are unable to
perform personal research.
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
Don't miss an Update!
Join our Genealogy Trails Mailing
to get email notices when our county sites are
You never know who you might meet
and what family data they may share with you
-- it could start a whole new branch of the
We also use the mailing lists to announce our