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ADAMS COUNTY,
INDIANA

HISTORY & GENEALOGY

 

County Courthouse
313 W Jefferson Street,
Decatur, IN 46713
http://www.co.adams.in.us

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BRIEF HISTORY

     Adams County was created by statute on February 7, 1835, and organized March 1, 1836. Its name honors the sixth President of the United States, John Quincy Adams. The site of the county seat was chosen May 18, 1836.
     The first non-Native American settlers arrived in what is now Adams County in 1835. They arrived as a result of the end of the Black Hawk War as well as the completion of the Erie Canal. They consisted entirely of settlers from New England. These were "Yankee" settlers, that is to say they were descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the colonial era. They were primarily members of the Congregational Church though due to the Second Great Awakening many of them had converted to Methodism and some had become Baptists before coming to what is now Adams County. The Congregational Church subsequently has gone through many divisions and some factions are now known as the Church of Christ, United Church of Christ and Church of God [disambiguation needed]. When the New England settlers arrived in what is now Adams County there was nothing but a dense virgin forest and wild prairie.
     The New England settlers commissioned the first courthouse in 1839, it was a two-story frame building. The first jail was a log building that was completed in 1837. The present Adams County courthouse was built in Decatur in 18721873 at a cost of $78,979. The designer was J. C. Johnson, who had been trained as a carpenter and joiner and became a self-taught architect; he won second place in the Indiana State Capitol design competition. The construction was done by Christian Boseker of Fort Wayne. It is built of red brick with stone ornamentation.
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

CITIES:

* Berne
* Decatur
TOWNSHIPS:

* Blue Creek
* French
* Hartford
*Jefferson
* Kirkland
* Monroe
* Preble
* Root
* Saint Marys
* Union
* Wabash
* Washington
Other TOWNS:

* Cylon
* Geneva
* Linn Grove
* Monroe
* Peterson
* Pleasant Mills


CEMETERIES:
Alberson Cemetery
Alpha Cemetery
Beibersteine Cemetery
Bethel Cemetery
Brown Cemetery
Bunker Hill Cemetery
Clark Chapel Cemetery
Collins Cemetery
Crawford Cemetery
Daugherty Cemetery
French Cemetery
Graber Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery
Hartford Cemetery
Hoosier Cemetery
Lufborrow Cemetery
Mazelin Cemetery
Moser Cemetery
Mount Tabor Cemetery
Old Mount Tabor Cemetery
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
 
Saint Josephs Cemetery
Saint Lukes Cemetery
Salem Cemetery
Salem Cemetery
Shady Cemetery
Smith Cemetery
Snow Cemetery
Studebaker Cemetery
Tricker Cemetery
Union Chapel Cemetery
Westlawn Cemetery
Zion Cemetery

LIBRARIES:
BERNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
166 N. Sprunger
Berne, IN  46711
 
DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY
128 S. 3rd St.
Decatur, IN  46733
 
GENEVA PUBLIC LIBRARY
305 E. Line St.
Geneva, IN  46740
LIMBERLOST STATE HISTORIC SITE
200 E. Sixth St.
Geneva, IN  46740
     

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County Seat:     Decatur
Year Organized: 1835
Square Miles:     339.03

ADJACENT COUNTIES:
1 - Allen County
2 - Wells County 
3 - Jay County 

 

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