Whitley County Files Department

Older county files, estates, marriages & other records.
220 West Van Buren Street
Columbia City, IN 46725-2056

Archives/Record Area hours

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Other hours by appointment.

Clerk's Records
  • Marriages (ledgers, 1838 to present, indexed to 1910 and available on the online thanks to GSWC volunteers; others indexed by individual ledger)
  • Estates (packets partially indexed and sorted from 1838; ledgers accessible)
  • Guardianships (packets indexed and sorted from 1838 to present; ledgers accessible)
  • Circuit Court Civil (packets indexed from 1838-1873; others available with some searching through docket sheets and civil order books %u2014 Civil Order Books and some case packets remain in the clerk's office. Includes divorces.)
  • Circuit Court Criminal (packets indexed from 1839-1873)
  • Insanity Proceedings (packets and ledgers, indexed from 1850-1958)
  • Coroner's Inquests (not indexed, 1883-circa 1970)
  • Physician's licenses (ledgers, indexed, 1882-circa 1970)
  • Nurse's licenses (ledgers and certificates, indexed)
  • Court of Common Pleas (packets indexed 1853-1871; additional two years yet to index; includes divorces)
  • Probate Proceedings (includes partitions, claims against estates, permission to sell real estate, and misc., ledgers and packets, not sorted or indexed)
Auditor's Records
  • Transfer Books (1853-1915)
  • Commissioner's Records (1838-August, 1970)
  • County Council Records (1899-1963)

Treasurer's Records

  • Tax Duplicates (1859; 1881-present; not often utilized)

Recorder's Records

  • Mortgages (ledgers indexed by individual ledger, 1843-1942)
  • Entry Books (circa 1877-March, 1992, some years missing)
  • Chattel Mortgage (1885-1902)

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact Merrie Frankle.

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Columbia City, IN 46725
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