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Welcome! My name is Karen Creamer, and I'm the volunteer coordinator responsible for this Franklin County, INGenWeb site. Come on in and look around; there's a lot of research material here. Use the menu links on the left and start exploring! If you find a broken link, please Email Me and if possible tell me the page that contains the link so I can locate it. Thanks!

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Main Street, Brookville in 1910

Some Franklin County Facts
  • Franklin County was formed in 1811 from Dearborn and Clark counties, the sixth Indiana county.
  • The county was named for Benjamin Franklin.
  • Brookville is the county seat. It was first settled in 1804.
  • A person is considered a Franklin County "pioneer" if they resided here on or before 31 Dec 1825.
  • There are 13 townships in the county: Bath, Blooming Grove, Brookville, Butler, Fairfield, Highland, Laurel, Metamora, Posey, Ray, Salt Creek, Springfield and Whitewater.
  • Four Indiana governors had Franklin County connections, as did a governor of Kansas, one of Utah and one of Wyoming.

Visitors since 23 Aug 2008

What's New?

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3 Nov

Added several new researchers to the Surname Registry Pages. (Maybe they can help you!)
3 Nov

Added 2013 entries to the Restored Cemeteries Page. (Thanks, Don!)
15 Feb

Added Thomas ANTHONY, Lodisa HUNTER/RAMSEY and James OGLESBY to the Brick Walls Pages. (Thanks Glenn, Kay & Amy!)
29 Oct

Added new listings for Alden, Indian Creek, Hopewell, Scipio & Walker Chapel Cemeteries to the Cemeteries pages.
26 Oct

Added (finally) listing for Sims Cemetery to the "Cemeteries Moved for Brookville Lake" page.

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