LaGrange County Library and Resources  

LaGrange County Library and Resources Page

LaGrange County Library
203 W. Spring Street
LaGrange, IN 46761
The LaGrange County Library does have a county history section. From Amanda Wisler, Technology Coordinator for LaGrange County Library:

We have microfilm copies of the LaGrange Standard from 1857 to the present, as well as the LaGrange News, the Topeka Journal, and scattered copies of other county newspapers.  We have microfilm copies of county census records from 1830 to 1920, including 1890 (the county kept duplicate records that year).  We also have various indexes to the county's birth, death, marriage, and land records, as well as local history books and a number of family histories donated by local genealogists.

In addition, we have a large number of county histories from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and a few other states, thanks to a local genealogist who willed her collection to us two years ago.

You might also like to tell genealogists that the actual birth and death records to which we have indexes are kept by the County Health Department, which is located in the County Office Building, and the marriage records are kept at the courthouse, in the County Clerk's office.  (It seems to cause some confusion when researchers find the indexes at the library, but not the records.) See below for the addresses and phone numbers.

The library, courthouse, and County Office Building are all only a short walk apart, and genealogists can easily visit all three in one day. (See the map on the LaGrange Library website)

If you know of other LaGrange County resources that should be listed here, contact Patti Norton.

Records are available at:
LaGrange County Health Dept. (For Birth & Death Certificates from ca. 1882)
114 West Michigan Street
Lagrange, IN 46761-1860
Phone: (260) 463-2183

Lagrange County Recorder Office (Land Records)
114 West Michigan Street
Lagrange, IN 46761-1860
Phone: (260) 463-7807

Lagrange County Clerk Office  (For Marriage, Divorce & Probate Records)
105 North Detroit Street
Lagrange, IN 46761
Phone: (260) 463-3442

Write to the Historical Society at:
LaGrange County Historical Society
P.O. Box 134
LaGrange, IN 46761

Books available for sale:

Cemeteries of LaGrange County  1832-1982        $35.00
LaGrange County Court House                             .50 cents
My Town Your Town of LaGrange County            $20.00
Pictorial of LaGrange County                                 $35.00
1882 History of LaGrange County
includes Biographies                                              $20.00
1874  LaGrange County Atlas                                $15.00

NOTICE: Postage is not included in cost of book
Consider joining the Society- about $10 per year.

Topeka Area Historical Society Museum
123 Indiana Street
Topeka, IN 46571
(260) 593-3613

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Email: Patti Norton