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The Frederick Porter Griffin Center for Local History and Genealogy

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Harrison County Schools

The Harrison County School Collection consists of documents and images related to public schools in the county throughout their history. It reflects the evolution of education in Harrison County from the emergence of numerous rural one-room schoolhouses in the nineteenth century through the development of secondary schools and the rise …

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Harrison County Schools

Grand Army of the Republic Collection

This collection contains various records, documents, and other items related to the John T. Benson Post No. 527 of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Lanesville, Harrison County, Indiana. The GAR was a fraternal organization of Union Civil War veterans. The national organization formed in 1866 and developed state level "Departments" …

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Grand Army of the Republic Collection

Anderson Guards

This collection consists of records of the Anderson Guards, an independent military organization formed in Corydon, Indiana in 1861. The collection includes the organization's constitution and bylaws, as well as meeting minutes from March and April 1861. There is also a roll of members and notes to the Secretary regarding proper …

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Anderson Guards

Harrison County Agricultural Society

This collection contains a variety of items, documents, and images connected with the Harrison County Agricultural Society. A group of Harrison County residents interested in agricultural pursuits began to meet as early as 1839 and became known as the Harrison County Agricultural Society by 1851. The Society officially organized in …

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Harrison County Agricultural Society

Harrison Township Records

This collection contains local government records of Harrison Township, Harrison County, Indiana. Harrison Township is centrally located in the county and contains the town of Corydon, the county seat. 

Harrison Township Records

About the collections



The Frederick Porter Griffin Center for Local History and Genealogy is a special library within the Harrison County Public Library system. It is named in honor of local historian and genealogist Frederick Porter Griffin (1915-2008) and is housed in the county's original 1914 Carnegie Library building in Corydon, Indiana. The Griffin Center contains numerous resources on the families and history of Harrison County including over 5,000 vertical files and 2,000 books, as well as photographs, plat maps, and cemetery records. Early marriage, divorce, and probate records are available on microfilm/microfiche as are county newspapers dating to 1817. Of special interest is our extensive obituary collection, which spans from 1860 to the present. Much of our collection is comprised of donated genealogical records and local history items. Further donations of research are welcome.

 

 

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