The Genealogy and Local History room at the main library in Rockport holds materials on the history and inhabitants of Spencer County and surrounding counties in Indiana and Kentucky including the Lincoln family. The collection includes:

  • Microfilm of local newspapers
  • Early courthouse records
  • Indexes of deeds, marriages, deaths, wills and probate
  • Early Sanborn maps of Rockport, Chrisney and Dale
  • Census records of Spencer, Perry and Warrick counties
  • Variety of church records and histories including the Catholic Diocese of Spencer County
  • Large collection of Family Files and Histories: family group sheets, census copies, obituaries, or other materials donated or researched by staff.
  • Cemetery records
  • Obituary indexes from Spencer County papers for 1844-2011 and is a continuing work in progress.
  • Obituary Indexes to some Perry county, Warrick county and Huntingburg newspapers.
  • Local Yearbook Collection
  • Some Indiana / Spencer County Civil War Records
Copy machine copy (B&W) 10 cents each page
Computer print out 25 cents per page
Microfilm print out 50 cents per page
Family Group Sheet 25 cents each page
Transcribed Death Certificate 50 cents each page
Mailing Fees
1-5 sheets of paper Plus envelope $ 1.60
6-19 sheets Plus envelope $ 2.00
20-39 sheets Plus envelope $ 2.65
40-59 sheets Plus envelope $ 3.40
60-100 sheets Plus envelope $ 5.75 flat rate shipping
101 + sheets Case by case basis

Spencer County Public Library
210 Walnut Street
Rockport , IN 47635

fax 812-649-4018

FindAGrave a listing of Spencer County Cemeteries, with Google Maps, where you can add a picture of a tombstone or see if one has already been shared.


Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Spencer County Historical Society

The SCHS meets the first Tuesday of each month except January. Click below to link to their page to find minutes of the meetings, upcoming events, the SCHS membership form and books available for sale by the society.

A history of the South Spencer School Corporation and a timeline of Rockport High School from 1867-1997 is available by clicking below. This site includes the latest information (with photos) about the Old Rockport Pioneer Cemetery.