county bears the name of General E. W. Ripley, a
distinguished officer of the war of 1812.
The general surface of the county may be called
level, except in the vicinity of the water courses,
where the hills are abrupt and high.
The bottom lands along Laughery, and other streams,
are rich and fertile, but they are, for the most
part, quite small;
the uplands, when dry, usually produce well, and
much of them is based on beds of blue limestone;
but large tracts incline to be wet, and will be
adapted to grass only, until drained.
Versailles is the
county seat, and is located nearly in the centre of
Ripley county has made very good success in
agriculture and education.
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Tyson Library Inc.
325 West Tyson Street
Versailles, Indiana 47042,
Ripley County Historical Society
125 Washington Street
P. O. Box 525 - Versailles, Ind. 47042
(For Marriage & Divorce Records)
Courthouse: Main & Tyson Streets
P. O. Box 177
115 N Main Street
Health Department (For Birth &
Death Records from 1882)
P.O. Box 423, Courthouse
Versailles, Indiana 47042-0423
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