Welcome to Indiana’s Gore

This website is designed to help you through research your ancestors in Indiana’s “Gore”. Guides are available to help you learn where your ancestors’ records are. Free databases point you directly to your ancestors’ records. Databases focus on Dearborn County, Ohio County and Switzerland County, Indiana.

What is Indiana’s “Gore”? Map of Indiana's Gore

Indiana’s “Gore” is a triangle of land in the southeastern corner of Indiana. The area is bounded by the Ohio River to the south, the Indiana-Ohio border to the east, and the Greenville Treaty line to the west. This part of Indiana stayed part of the Northwest Territory even after Indiana Territory was formed. The “Gore” became a part of Indiana Territory only after Ohio became a state. It contains the present Indiana counties of Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Randolph, Switzerland, Union and Wayne.


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