Martin County Historical Society - Martin County Museum

   Welcome to Scenic and Historical Martin County. Martin County has the honor of having the most county seats, our courthouse has been moved 10 times and is now located on main street in Shoals Indiana. The eastern part of Martin County is well known for it's beautiful rolling hills and valleys. The western part is flat and resembled the prairie lands of the west.
Many fisherman and hunters come to the county each year to catch large catfish, hunt deer, turkeys and explore our caves and streams.

  Our Historical Society and Museum is located on Capital Ave in Shoals. We are also the caretakers of many old records and assessments. Many other old books and records starting in 1820 are shelved in our beautiful old courthouse building that was erected in 1876. This beautiful building was granted the honor of being accepted by the National Register of Historical places in the United States.

  Shoals is home to the famous Jug Rock, A self standing sandstone rock that stands 60 feet high. Please plan to visit us in the near future.
We are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
We are closed in the winter months.
Our phone number is: 812-247-1133
and our email address is-

Our volunteers are always glad to give you a tour of the building and answer your questions. We are also available for research and genealogy.


2006 Martin County Historical Society & Troy Bough of