Hancock County, Indiana
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Hancock  County Courthouse in Greenfield


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History of Hancock County

Blue River Township

 Brandywine Township

Brown Township

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925


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 Hancock County, Indiana

Hancock County was officially formed on March 1, 1828. It was named for John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, who signed his name prominently to the Declaration of Independence.

Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 70,002. The county seat is Greenfield. Hancock County is included in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

News for Hancock County is covered by the Daily Reporter. Edward E. Moore, Indiana State Senator and Los Angeles City Council member.

National Register of Historic Places in Hancock County include:
Charles Barr House, 25 W. Walnut St. Greenfield
Rufus and Amanda Black House, 222 S200W at Philadelphia, Sugar Creek Township
Browne-Rafert House, 534 N. Merrill St., near Fortville, Vernon Township
Greenfield Courthouse Square Historic District, roughly bounded by North, Hinchman, South & Pennsylvania Sts., Greenfield
Greenfield Residential Historic District,
roughly bounded by Hendricks, South & Wood Sts. and Boyd Ave.,Greenfield
Lilly Biological Laboratories, West of Greenfield off U.S. Route 40, Greenfield
Lincoln Park School, 600 W.  North St., Greenfield
Frank Littleton Round Barn, near the junction of County Roads 600N & 500W, NE of Mount Comfort, Vernon Township
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon No. 37396, 3867 N. Aviation Way, Buck Creek Township
Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House, 400 S. Railroad St., Shirley
James Whitcomb Riley House, 250 W. Main St., Greenfield

 TOWNSHIPS
Blue River - Brandywine - Brown - Buck Creek - Center - Green - Jackson - Sugar Creek - Vernon

 CITIES AND TOWNS
Cumberland - Fortville - Greenfield - Maxwell - McCordsville - New Palestine - Shirley - Spring Lake - Wilkinson

 

County Seat: Greenfield
Year Organized: 1828
Square Miles: 307.02

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Website Updates:
2016Nov
Hancock County History, National Register of Historic Places in Hancock County; listing of Townships, Cities and Towns - Main Index Page

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Where to find information in Hancock County, Indiana

Hancock County Indiana Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 122
Greenfield, IN 46140
Hancock County Historical Society
P.O. Box 375
Greenfield, IN 46140
Hancock County Public Library
900 W. McKenzie Road
Greenfield, IN 46140
County  Clerk
9 East Main, Room 201
Greenfield, IN 46140
(marriage & probate from 1828)
County Recorder
Courthouse, 9 East Main, Room 204
Greenfield, IN 46140
(land records from 1827)
County Health Department
Courthouse, 110 SS. State St., Suite A, Room 105
Greenfield, IN 46140
(birth & death records)

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