This county, formed September 1814 from parts of Gibson and Vanderburgh counties, was named in honor
of General Thomas Posey,
who was appointed governor of the Indian Territory to succeed General Harrison.
Posey county is located in the southwest corner of the State of Indiana where the Ohio and Wabash rivers meet.
Mount Vernon, the county seat, is located on the Ohio river. It is a city of nearly five thousand inhabitants, with excellent public improvement, fine literary and educational institutions and increasing commercial interest.
New Harmony, located on the Wabash River, is also a flourishing town of Posey County.
It is a historic town noted for the literary taste of its citizens, and for its education and refinement.
Other towns are Cynthiana, Griffin and Poseyville.
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UpdatesDec 2017 - Marriages Volume 1 1814-1831(complete thru 1824)
Nov 2017 Links to 1850 Census added
September 2017 - Marriages Volume 1 1814-1831(complete thru 1823)
July 2017 - Marriages Volume 1 1814-1831(first 300 now complete)
Dec 2016 - Marriages Volume 1 1814-1831(under construction)
July 2016 - Marriage License page added
June 2016 - Obituaries,
Mar 2016 - Obituaries New Harmony
Feb 2016 - 1820 Census Smith Township
1820 census Black Township
1820 Census Marrs Township
Jan 2016 - 1820 census Robb Township
Dec 2015 - Colvin Cemetery Transcriptions
10-22-2015 Cities and towns page added,
Local resources moved from main page.
10-21-2015 Harmony Township 1820 Census added
10-3-2015 New Harmony and Workingman Institute page added
9-20-2015 "1882 Directory" completed
9-8-2015 Mt Vernon (city) 1820 census added
9-5-2015 Posey County gets new Host - J. Mike
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