Welcome to Miami County, Indiana
A Little Bit of History:
Indiana became a state on December 11, 1816, after
being Indiana territory for sixteen years. Originally, Indiana was
part of the Northwest Territory, which was made up of land gained by
the British after the French and Indian War and organized into a
territory after the American Revolution.
It was after the revolution that settlement in the
area by Europeans really began. Knox territory was created in 1790
and included all of present-day Indiana and areas of Illinois.
Ancestry’s Red Book notes that jurisdiction in Knox territory
changed due to Indian uprisings in the area from 1790-1810.
In 1800, Indiana became the name of a
territory. Parts Michigan and Illinois both broke away from the
territory before it became a state in 1816.
Miami County was formed in
1832 from Cass County and unorganized land.
It was named for the Miami, a Native
American people, many of whom still live in this area.
In 1834, Miami County widened its western
border taking some area from Cass County. In 1838 a small
portion of unorganized territory was added to the northeastern
border, but in 1844 that area was lost to Fulton County. Miami
County has been its present shape since 1844.
1. Cass County
2. Fulton County
3. Wabash County
4. Grant County
5. Howard County
* Bunker Hill
* Allen Township
* Butler Township
* Clay Township
* Deer Creek Township
* Erie Township
* Harrison Township
* Jackson Township
* Jefferson Township
* Perry Township
* Peru Township
* Pipe Creek Township
* Richland Township
* Union Township
* Washington Township
* Paw Paw
* Wagoners Station.
* Grissom AFB
OTHER UNINCORPORATED PLACES:
* Bennetts Switch
* New Santa Fe
* North Grove
* Santa Fe
* South Peru
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