Spencer County

Spencer County is named in honor of Captain Spier Spencer,

a Corydon sheriff and tavern keeper, who died after leading

his company of “Yellow Jackets” into the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and his sister, Sarah Lincoln, are buried in the county

and Lincoln himself spent his boyhood here from 1816 to 1830.

It was established in 1818 and its county seat is Rockport.

North Spencer Community Action Center


Holdings at the Indiana State Library

Cemetery Locator

County Records

County Histories

County Maps

City Directories

Manuscript Division Photos

Newspaper Holdings


County Clerk’s Office

PO Box 12
Rockport, IN 47635
(812) 649-6029 -- Fax: 812-649-6030


Local Health Departments

200 Main Street
Rockport, IN 47635
Phone: (812) 649-4441


                     Federal Depositories in the 8th Congressional District                    

Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library

University of Southern Indiana

Indiana State University


State Documents Depository Libraries



Demographic Data from the Census Bureau

         Hoosiers by the Numbers