The surface of the county is high and generally level, except near the streams.
The soil is generally excellent; some of the best farms in the State are to be found here.
The " block coal" of Vermillion county is among its most substantial resources.
The county has made wonderful progress in agriculture, mining, and commerce.
Newport is the county seat, and is a thriving town.

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Vermillion County, Indiana

Established / Formed - 1824
Named for the Vermilion River

West To The Wabash
by Harriet (Hicks) Dale

Historical Markers of Vermillion County


Clinton Township

Eugene Township

Helt Township

Highland Township

Vermillion Township

Cities & Towns

Alta Blanford
Cayuga Centenary
Clinton Crompton Hill
Dana Fairview Park
Helt; Highland
Hillsdale Jacksonville
Jonestown Newport
Perrysville Quaker
Saint Bernice Sandytown
Summit Grove Syndicate


Vermillion County Public Libraries

Clinton Public Library
313 South 4th Street
Clinton, IN 47842
765 - 832 - 8349
Newport-Vermillion County Public Library
385 East Market Street
Newport, IN 47966
765 - 492 - 3555


Vermillion County Resources

Birth & Death Records

Vermillion County Health Department
825 South Main Street
Clinton, IN 47842-2201

Marriage Records

Vermillion County Clerk
P.O. Box 8
Newport, IN 47966-0008

Land Records

Vermillion County Recorder
250 South Main Street
Newport, IN 47966

Vermillion County Indiana Historical Society , Inc.
220 East Market Street
P.O. Box 273
Newport, Indiana 47966

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 236
Terre Haute, IN 47808-0236

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Vermillion County Cemeteries
Partial List

Andrews Cemetery
Ater Cemetery
Gorton Cemetery
Groenendyke Cemetery
Hall Cemetery
Patrick Cemetery
Pisgah Cemetery
Reynolds Cemetery
Jackson Cemetery


Surrounding Counties

Warren - Fountain - Vigo - Parke



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