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Bartholomew County, Indiana

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Bartholomew County was formed in southern Indiana February 12, 1821 and was named for Lt. Col. Joseph Bartholomew, wounded at the Battle of Tippecanoe. The site of the county seat was chosen on February 15, 1821 by a team of commissioners, who suggested the name Tiptona, in honor of John Tipton; on March 20, the name Columbus was adopted.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Azalia
  • Burnsville
  • Clay
  • Clifford
  • Clifty
  • Columbus (County Seat)
  • Corn Brook
  • Edinburgh
  • Elizabethtown
  • Flat Rock
  • Garden City
  • German
  • Grammer
  • Harrison
  • Hartsville
  • Haw Creek
  • Hope
  • Jackson
  • Jonesville
  • Kansas
  • Lowell
  • Mount Healthy
  • Newbern
  • North Ogilville
  • Northcliff
  • Nortonburg
  • Ogilville
  • Ohio
  • Old Saint Louis
  • Petersville
  • Rock Creek
  • Rosstown
  • Rugby
  • Saint Louis Crossing
  • Sand Creek
  • South Bethany
  • Stony Lonesome
  • Taylorsville
  • Walesboro
  • Waymansville
  • Wayne
  • Waynesville



National Register of Historic Places

Genealogy Trails

IN Gen Web

Indiana Genealogical Society

New Horizons Genealogical Services

Bartholomew County Historical Society


Bartholomew County Genealogical Records