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Welcome to Harrison County Indiana!

Harrison County has a wonderfully rich history in the emergence of Indiana as our 19th state and the establishment of Corydon as Indiana's first state capital. Just as the early representatives met under the Constitution Elm in Corydon to draft Indiana's first Constitution, the current members of Harrison County government are working hard to represent the needs and will of the people of Harrison County Indiana. Harrison County provides residents with a progressive business community, active social, civic and religious organizations and a friendly small town feel.

Harrison County's rural location is just 25 minutes from the city center of Louisville, Kentucky, the nation's 16th largest city. The outstanding location and growing economy has made Harrison County one of the Indiana's fastest growing counties in recent years. For business or for pleasure we invite you to explore Harrison County Indiana and see for yourself why our community is an ideal place to live, work and play.

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General Election

The General Election will be held on November 6th, 2018. Provided below is a list of candidates. Polling sites are open from 6:00am - 6:00pm. For more information please contact the Harrison County Clerk's Office. 

2018 General Election Candidates (pdf)

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Deadline Nears for First Families Applications

August 15 is the deadline to submit applications to the “First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties Legacy Project.” Applicants who verify direct descent from pioneers living in the tri-county area before 1841 will receive First Families certificates and pins and be special guests at the October “Celebration.” The project honors the spirit and legacy of the region’s early settlers, identifies their direct descendants, and preserves those families’ histories. First Families is an initiative of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society (SIGS).

A First Families Workshop will be held Saturday, July 21 at 10 AM at the Harrison County Fred Griffin Genealogy Library. SIGS genealogists will explain the application process and strategies for researching early area settlers with emphasis on Harrison County. SIGS members will help with Floyd County First Families research by appointment in the Indiana Room of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. Assistance with Clark County First Families research is available in the Indiana Room of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library.

The SIGS August 2 program will be “Stories of the First Families of Clark, Floyd and Harrison Counties.” The reasons early settlers came to the area, their routes of migration and modes of transportation used will be discussed. Pioneer biographies submitted by First Families Legacy Project applicants will be shared. A “meet and mingle” with light refreshments will start at 6:15 PM with program at 6:30 in the auditorium at the New Albany Public Library.

The annual “Hoosier History and Heritage Celebration” will be held October 4 at the Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds Newlin Hall. A drop-in pioneer social will begin at 6 PM with music by Indian Creek Bluegrass Band and local history and First Families displays. Guests will include genealogists, historians, and reenactors. At 7 PM, First Families certificates will be awarded to the year’s honorees.

For more information about the First Families Legacy Project, workshop or programs, please visit sigsweb.org or call Donna Kepley Foster at 812-923-3492.

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School Board Candidate Filing Period

The filing period to run for Harrison County School Board is July 25th through August 24th at noon.  Each candidate must collect at least 10 signatures of registered voters that reside within their school corporation boundaries (not just their district but the whole corporation). Please see the related forms below for more information.