Guide To Local Resources Online

Here are links to various government and non-governmental organizations and resources in the local area. For help with Local History & Genealogy email us.
Public Schools 
Private Schools
Other Facilities & Resources
More Local Info from a variety of websites

How To Find a House or Structure History, particularly in Jackson County, by Charlotte Sellers, Jackson County Historian

Jackson County Properties on the ...
Historic Structures in Jackson County ...
Directories, Seymour & Jackson County
  • Chandler & Co Business Directory for Indiana, 1868, transcripts on US Genweb:
CrothersvilleSeymour, Sparksville

Freeman Field ...
Seymour Yearbooks
Shields HS from Archive.Org 1917, 1918, 1919, 1922, 1923
related to Jackson County:

JCPL-S has files and books related to many of these subjects
  • Index to Traces articles mentioning Brownstown, Clearspring, Crothersville, Medora, Seymour, Spraytown, and Jackson County
  • History of the Jackson County Banner, Brownstown
  • History of the Montgomery, Elsner, Pardieck Law Firm, Seymour
  • History of the Robertson Corporation headquartered in Brownstown
  • Letter 1822 from Jesse B. Durham, Vallonia area
  • Papers 1941-1954 regarding Carmichael Family of the Freetown area
  • Papers 1930-1979 regarding Indiana and Jackson County covered bridges & folder on bridges
  • Papers 1922-1978 regarding D.C. Stephenson, briefly a Seymour resident after heading the Ku Klux Klan
  • Papers 1828-1838 regarding John Tipton, militia leader at Vallonia and Indian agent whose mother is buried at Seymour
  • Papers 1864-1923 regarding Noah Salmon Weddle, Medora native and Civil War veteran
  • Photograph of Lustron Home, Brownstown, Indiana
  • Postcards showing Seymour
  • Postcards 1902-1986 showing Brownstown, Crothersville, Medora, Seymour, Vallonia 
  • Records 1820-1952 of Driftwood Friends Sand Creek Monthly Meeting and other Quaker meetings
  • Records of Centennial Farm Families 1947-1950
  • Records of the Jackson County Medical Society, no dates, and members 1976-1936
  • Reminiscences of Jackson County Homemakers included in oral history project of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association
  • Research regarding Jackson County Courthouse
  • Research regarding Jackson County in papers of William Holden English Family
  • and others
Local History & Genealogy

JC Digital History 

History of Jackson County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present [1886]...
Jackson County Interim Report (from Indiana Historic Sites & Structures Inventory)
Indiana Magazine of History searchable online index includes articles on Jackson County and various towns and surnames
Jackson County ...
First Documented History of Jackson County 
by Edwin J. Boley -- Guide to contents

(appointed by the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau)
(appointed by the Indiana Genealogical Society)
Charlotte Sellers
  • Jackson County Brief History by Charlotte Sellers
  • Jackson County People, Places & Events
  • Pauley's Camp & the 1913 Tipton Monument
  • Pauley's Camp brochure 
  • James Bland, blacksmith 
  • John Edwards, Revolutionary War drummer buried near Kurtz 
  • Kate Hollis Letters 1909 letters from a mother to her daughter about growing up in the 1850s & 1860s in the Jackson County area 
  • Sadie Moehlenkamp Letters 1971-1979, edited by the late Maxine Kruse, regarding families and early days in western Jackson County 
  • J.H. Nentrup, trader 
  • H. Vance Swope, artist Crothersville native gave Seymour an art gallery while living in Manhattan

Reno Gang

Notorious and feared in the Midwest at the end of the Civil War, the Reno Gang made its headquarters in Seymour and Rockford in Jackson County, Indiana. We believe the full story has not yet been learned, but that has not stopped legends arising with contradictions. Research has been done that traces the family back several centuries. 
Jackson County History Center
formed by merger of historical & genealogical societies

Subpages (1): Boley Contents Guide