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.


Election Information & Sample Ballots

On November 3rd, 2015 Harrison County will hold elections in the towns of Corydon, Lanesville, New Amsterdam and Palmyra.  Only residents that are registered to vote within the town limits of those towns will be eligible to vote.  None of the other incorporated towns had contested races to require elections.

Absentee voting will be available in the Election Room of the Courthouse on Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-2pm from 10/6 – 10/31 and Monday 11/2 from 8am – noon.  Any voter wishing to vote early at the Courthouse, or in their respective polling location on November 3rd, must present a valid driver’s license or State ID card.   Each Town Hall will serve as the town’s polling location except for Palmyra.  The Senior Center will be the polling location in Palmyra. 

Voters that are unable to vote in person on Election Day may request an absentee ballot be mailed to their residence.  The Clerk’s office will accept mailed applications for Absentee ballots now through October 26th

Click here for an Absentee Ballot Application

Absentee Ballot Applications should be mailed to:

Harrison County Clerk
300 N. Capitol Ave., Rm. 204
Corydon, IN  47112 

Sample ballots for each town are provided below:


Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearer nominations are now open

Indiana BicentennialLt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) today announced the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is now accepting torchbearer nominations from the public. Torchbearer nominations recognize Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state.

“Being selected as an Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearer is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Hoosiers,” Lt. Governor Ellspermann said. “We look forward to honoring Indiana’s history while also optimistically looking forward to the future during this momentous event for Indiana.”

The online nomination form is available here:

The nomination period ends on December 31, 2015. Once all nomination forms are collected, a juried nomination process will be employed in each county to select torchbearers. Nomination committees have been formed in each county to manage this process on a county-by-county basis.



SBA Disaster Loans Available to Harrison County for April Severe Storms

As the result of a Presidential Disaster Declaration in Kentucky, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low interest disaster loans are available to Clark, Floyd and Harrison in Indiana.

The disaster was declared for several counties in Kentucky affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides on April 2-17, 2015.

Businesses and private non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. The SBA may increase a loan up to 20 percent of the total amount of disaster damage to real estate and/or leasehold improvements, as verified by SBA, to make improvements that lessen the risk of property damage by future disasters of the same kind.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.