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HISTORY & GENEALOGY

History of Lawrence County, Indiana
(Source: History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana; their people, industries and institutions.  Publ. Indianapolis, Ind. - B. F. Bowen & Co., 1914)

CONTENTS:

  PAGE
CHAPTER I - GEOLOGICAL AND SURFACE FORMATIONS 25
 
CHAPTER II - PRE-HISTORIC AND INDIAN RACES 29
 
CHAPTER III - EARLY SETTLEMENT AND TOWNSHIP HISTORIES 34
- Original Area and Boundary of Lawrence County
- Indian Hostility
- Slow Immigration
- The First Settlements
- Flinn Township
 - Land Entries
 - Early Mills
 - Distilleries
- Leesville
- Marion Township
 - Origin of First Settlers
 - Land Entries
 - Hunting
- City of Mitchell
 - Incorporation as Town, and as City
 - Business Interests
- Guthrie Township
 - Land Entries and First Settlers
- Dixonville
- Tunnelton
- Fort Ritner
- Bono Township
 - Original Area
 - Mills
- Town of Bono
- Lawrenceport
- Marshall Township
 - Mills
 - First Merchant
- Avoca
- Guthrie
- Spice Valley Township
 - First Land Entries
 - Mills
 - Items by T. M. Brinkworth
- Huron
- Bryantsville
- Perry Township
 - Early Land Entries
 - Pioneer Industries
 - Hunting
- Springville
- Indian Creek Township
 - Early Settlers
 - First Elections
- Williams
 - Southern Indian Power Company
- Fayetteville
- Silverville
- Pleasant Run Township
- Heltonville
- Shawswick Township
 - Land Entries
 - First Election
 - Mills
- Oolitic
 - Business Interests
 - Abandoned Towns.
 
CHAPTER IV - ORGANIZATION OF LAWRENCE COUNTY 64
 
CHAPTER V - LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF LAWRENCE COUNTY 71
 
CHAPTER VI - POLITICAL REPRESENTATION 86
 
CHAPTER VII - LAWRENCE COUNTY NEWSPAPERS 94
 
CHAPTER VIII - EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS, SCHOOLS, ETC. 100
 
CHAPTER IX - AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, ETC. 109
 
CHAPTER X - BENCH AND BAR OF LAWRENCE COUNTY 113
 
CHAPTER XI - MEDICAL HISTORY OF LAWRENCE COUNTY 123
 
CHAPTER XII - RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS 129
 
CHAPTER XIII - FRATERNAL AND SECRET SOCIETIES 145
 
CHAPTER XIV - RAILROADS, TRANSPORTATION, ETC. 150
 
CHAPTER XV - MILITARY HISTORY OF LAWRENCE COUNTY 154
 
CHAPTER XVI - CITY OF BEDFORD 176
 
CHAPTER XVII - BEDFORD STONE INDUSTRY 193
 
CHAPTER XVIII - MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS 204


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