Clark County Government Building

Clark County is located in southern Indiana and named after William Clark. William Clark was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States. Clark County was established in 1801 and is strategically positioned across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky.

Port of Indiana - JeffClark County is a major transportation hub with Interstate Highway Access, railroads, close proximity to the Clark Regional Airport and the Louisville International Airport, and direct access to shipping on the Ohio River with the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville facility.  The Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville is one of three State of Indiana ports that operate as Foreign Trade Zones. Approximately 2 million tons of cargo moves through the Ports of Indiana - Jeffersonville annually.   

River Ridge Commerce CenterClark County has diversified its economic base and continues to expand in exciting new directions. River Ridge Commerce Center© is an example of a new wave of economic redevelopment taking place in the county. The River Ridge Commerce Center© was formerly the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant. The plant manufactured gunpowder during World War II, the Korean War, and the Viet Nam War. Congress declared the property surplus to its needs in 1998 and authorized 6000 acres of the property to be conveyed to the River Ridge Development Authority for economic development and other parts of the property to be used for expansion of the Charlestown State Park.

We invite you to view and enjoy our website and we look forward to seeing you in Clark County.

Deadline Nears for First Families Project

August 1 is the deadline to submit applications to the “First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties Legacy Project.” Applicants who verify direct descent from pioneers living in the tri-county area before 1841 will receive First Families certificates and pins and be honored guests at the “Hoosier History and Heritage Celebration” in October. An initiative of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society (SIGS), the “First Families Project” honors the memory and spirit of the region’s early settlers, identifies their descendants, and preserves those families’ histories.

A “Finding Your First Families” workshop will be held in the Indiana History Room of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library on June 21 at 6 PM. SIGS members and an Indiana History Room genealogist will explain how to research and apply for First Families membership. Interested descendants should bring relevant genealogical information to the workshop.

Project applications are online at

For more information, please contact Donna Kepley Foster at 812-923-3492.

Community Events

Free Concert in Warder Park
06-30-2017 7:00 pm
Free Concert in Warder Park
07-07-2017 7:00 pm
Clark County 4-H Fair
07-14-2017 5:00 pm
Free Concert in Warder Park
07-14-2017 7:00 pm

Upcoming Meetings

Commissioners Meeting
06-29-2017 5:00 pm
Plan Commission Meeting
07-12-2017 5:00 pm
Commissioners Meeting
07-13-2017 5:00 pm
Drainage Board Meeting
07-18-2017 5:00 pm

Service/Education Events

All About Composting!
07-13-2017 7:00 pm
7th Annual Monarch Celebration
07-15-2017 12:00 pm
Sustainable Gardening – Basic Principles and Applications
07-27-2017 6:30 pm
Managing House Plants
08-17-2017 7:00 pm