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List of 1883

Here's where you can find information for Washington County:

Birth & Death Records
Washington Co Health Dept
806 Martinsburg Rd,
Suite 100

Salem, Indiana 47167
Marriage & Land Records
Washington Co Clerk
99 Public Square,
Suite 102

Salem, Indiana 47167
Salem-Washington Township  
Public Library
212 N. Main Street
Salem, Indiana 47167
(812) 883-5600
Washington Co
Historical  Society
c/o Steven's Memorial Museum
307 E. Market Street
Salem, Indiana 47167
(812) 883-6495
The City of Salem Washington Co Government

Here is a little History for Washington County Indiana
Washington County was organized December 21, 1813, by an act of the Legislature, which became
effective on January 17, 1814.  Washington County was created out of Clark and Harrison Counties.  Orange
and Jackson counties were taken from it in 1815, and Scott was carved out in 1820, reducing
Washington County to it's present boundaries.  Salem is the County Seat.
The soil is fully diversified.  The range of hills called the knobs, described in the sketch of the adjoining counties,
passes along the east line of Washington County, separating it from Clark and Scott counties. 
In the south are extensive barrens, parts of which are thickly matted with brush and grubs.  Other parts
have wild grass, and other parts are curiously diversified with sink-holes, varying in shape and size,
but all showing cavernous nature of Earth underneath. 
In other parts of the county are swelling ridges, ever changing their features as you advance along them.
This presents beautiful groves of walnut, sugar tree and chestnut.

Cities and Towns found in Washington County are:
Campbellsburg | Fredericksburg | Hardinsburg | Little York | Livonia | New Pekin | Salem | Saltillo
Unincorporated Communities include:
Beck's Mill | Blue River | Bunker Hill | Canton | Claysville
| Daisy Hill | Fairview | Farabee  Haleysbury | Highland
Hitchcock | Kossuth | Martinsburg | McKinley | Millport
 Mount Carmel | New Philadelphia | New Salem | Organ Springs Pekin | Plattsburg | Prowsville |  Pumpkin Center | Rosebud
Rush Creek | Valley | Smedley | South Boston
Washington County is divided into the following 13 Townships:
Brown | Franklin | Gibson | Howard | Jackson
Jefferson | Madison | Monroe Pierce | Polk
Posey | Vernon | Washington

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Neighboring counties are:
Crawford, Orange, Jackson, Scott, Clark, Floyd, and Harrison.

Neighboring States are:
Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, and Ohio.

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