Johnson County, Indiana
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Johnson County Courthouse in Franklin, Indiana

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History of Johnson County


School Age Children in 1845

Edinburg High School Alumni Directory 1877-1919

History of the Townships


 Johnson County, Indiana

Johnson County was formed in 1823. It was named for John Johnson, a judge of the Indiana Supreme Court. This is probably John Johnson of Knox County, delegate to the State constitutional convention, appointed to the Supreme Court in 1816.

The south end of the county is also home to the Camp Atterbury military installation.

National Register of Historic Places in Johnson County
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 499 W. Madison St, Franklin
Edingurgh Commerical Historic District, roughly bounded by Thompson and main Sts, the alley north of Main Cross St and the former Conrail railroad tracks, Edingurgh
Franklin College Library (Shirk Hall), 600 E. Monroe St, Franklin
Franklin College - Old Main, 600 E. Monroe St, Franklin
Franklin Commercial Historic District, roughly E & W Court St and Jefferson, Monroe & Main, Franklin
Franklin Senior High School, 550 E. Jefferson St, Franklin
Furnas Mill Bridge, Pisgah Rd & Sugar Creek-Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area, NW of Edinburgh, Blue River Township
Greenlawn Cemetery, 100 W. South St, Franklin
Greenwood Commercial Historic District, 172-332 W. Main St & 147-211 S. Madison Ave, Greenwood
Heck-Hasler House, 6612 N. 575E, NE of Franklin, Clark Township
Herriott House, 696 N. Main St, Franklin
Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 548 W 100N, west of Franklin, Franklin Township
Johnson County Courthouse Square, Courthouse Square, Franklin
Martin Place Historic District, N & S sides of Martin Pl between Graham Ave & Water St & 500, 198 & 450 N Main St, Franklin
Masonic Temple, 135 N. Main St, Franklin
South Walnut Street Historic Distric, roughly both sides of S. Walnut St from Thompson St S to 507 & 514 S Walnut, plus the 100 block of W. Campbell, Edinburgh
Toner Historic District, E. Main Cross from the CSX tracks to White Oak Ln, Edinburgh
Van Nuys Farm, State Road 144, NW of Hopewell, Franklin Township
August Zeppenfield House, 300 W. Jefferson St, Franklin

Blue River - Clark - Franklin - Hensley - Needham - Nineveh - Pleasant - Union - White River

Bargersville - Edinburgh - Franklin - Greenwood - New Whiteland - Princes Lakes - Trafalgar - Whiteland


County Seat: Franklin
Year Organized: 1823
Square Miles: 321.79


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Where to find information in Johnson County, Indiana

Johnson County Historical Society & Museum
135 N. Main St.
Franklin, IN 46131-1720
Johnson County Health Department
86 W. Court St
Franklin, IN 46131
(birth & death records)
Edinburgh Public Library - Genealogy Room
119 W. Main Cross St.
Edinburgh, IN 46124-1499
Johnson County Recorder
86 W. Court St
Franklin, IN 46131
(land records)
Greenwood Public Library
310 S. Meridan St.
Greenwood, IN 46143

Johnson County Clerk
5 E. Jefferson St
Franklin, IN 46131
(marriage & court records)
Johnson County Public Library - Historical Room
401 S. State St
Franklin, IN 46131-2454

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