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New 126 Page Booklet. Early days in Warren County, Indiana -- which today encompasses the following towns: Williamsport, West Lebanon, State Line City, State Line, Marshfield, Pence and Pine Village; and twelve townships: Adams, Jordan, Kent, Liberty, Medina, Mound, Pike, Pine, Prairie, Steuben, Warren, and Washington -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this booklet, a reprint of a Warren County history written by Westan Goodspeed. The 8 1/2 x 11" spiral-bound booklet is printed on 60# paper, with the 3-color front cover protected with a vinyl sheet. The original book, printed in 1883, was called Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana, Historical and Biographical. Topics covered in the first part of the booklet are: Natural Advantages, Drainage, The Landscape, Topography, Surface Geology, The Bowlders, Sandstone, Coal, The Mound-Builders, The Indians, Zachariah Cicott, first white resident, traded with Indians, possibly as early as 1802, Cicott and the Harrison Campaign (War of 1812), Cicott after the War, The Chatterlie Reservation, The Black Hawk War (1832), Settlement by the whites (Names of many and locations of land purchases in early 1820s.), Old Time Customs, Early Mills, Factories, etc., Wild Animals, Vigilant Companies, McClure Workingmen’s Institute (with names of members, organized to secure a library), The County Library, Railroads, Mound, Pike, Washington, Warren, Pine, and Medina Townships (names of voters in 1836), County Organization, Establishment of Warrenton as the county seat, Organization of the County (First election in 1827 with names of 108 voters), Re-location of the County Seat (at Williamsport), County Boundary Alterations, First Sitting of the Circuit Court (with cases and names of grand jury), Second Session and Subsequent Sessions of the Circuit Court (with cases), First and Second Probate Court (with names of early Justices of the Peace (1827-40), Creation of Townships, Township Boundary Alterations, Miscellaneous Acts of the Commissioners, Court Houses, Jails, Population and name of the county, The First County Paupers, Poor Farm, Warren County Fair, Old Settlers’ Association founded 1876), County Statistics of 1840, County Politics (with many names, discussion of the Fugitive Slave Law, Presidential Elections of 1840-1880etc.), Gravel Roads, Cutter Bar Manufacturing Company, Medical Society, The Grangers, names of County Officers (1827-1882), and County Finances. FOLLOWING THIS ARE SEPARATE SECTIONS ON: TOWNS AND VILLAGES: Early town history with many names of early settlers given for Williamsport, West Lebanon, Independence, State Line City, Pine Village, Milford or Green Hill, Rainsville, Marshfield, and Baltimore. Mentioned briefly are the villages of Warrenton, Carbondale, Johnsonville, Point Pleasant, Hedrick and Chesapeake. MILITARY HISTORY: 22 of 23 pages devoted to the Civil War with names of many officers and names of those killed. EDUCATION: The Early Schools, Schoolhouses and School Funds, High Schools, the Warren County Seminary, the State Line City Seminary, the West Lebanon Seminary, the Green Hill Seminary, the Williamsport Debating Society (with an interesting election detailed) and the Moot Legislature of Indiana. RELIGION: Early church organizations, the Circuit Riders, Churches at Independence, the Gopher Hill, West Lebanon, State Line City Marshfield, Rainsville, Pine Village and Williamsport; and Grand Prairie Harmonial Association.

Warren County, IN
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Cover of Warren County History

Sources: Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana / WARREN COUNTY, INDIANA USA
Authors: Westan Goodspeed
Original Publication Year: 1883
Original Publisher: Goodspeed Publishing Co.
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