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At the bottom of the Cemeteries page is a link to all names in Jennings County on Find A Grave.

Cemetery names in old newspaper articles and obituaries may not be the same as they are now. As an example, City Cemetery in North Vernon is now Hillcrest. Also we have duplicate names for some cemeteries such as Bear Creek, there are at least three in the county, plus two that are called Hopewell.

Most of the items are taken from old documents so spelling and punctuation errors are common. Use various possible spellings when searching.

When the search engine takes you to a very long page you can simplify your search by entering Ctrl and the letter F and using the search box that pops up to enter the word you are looking for.

Be sure to check neighboring counties for both records and burials. Jennings County is bordered by Decatur, Bartholomew, Jackson, Jefferson, Ripley and had connections early on to Scott & Clark Counties.

No formal Birth or Death records were kept in Jennings County prior to 1882 so you will not find those records through our local agencies.

Prior to the 1940's Adoption records were not sealed, you can find information on them mixed in with civil court records.

I try to put any notes I add to pages in this color purple.

I get more requests to find early graves than anything else, many people were buried on the family farm and if anything was used to mark the grave it was a wooden marker which has vanished with time or a "field stone", more commonly known as a rock. I would love to find all the burial places for our early settlers but in many cases it is just not possible. My own 3rd great grandparents died here and although I am pretty sure I know where they are buried, their are no markers for either of them.

If you have questions please feel free to contact me (Sheila Kell) at or

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