INDIANA GENEALOGY EXPRESS

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Welcome to
PARKE COUNTY,
INDIANA

HISTORY & GENEALOGY


County Courthouse

116 West High Street
Rockville, IN 47872-1716
Phone: (765) 569-3422

Hi, My name is Sharon Wick
I am the Creator of Ohio Genealogy Express, however
I have ties in some counties in Indiana and other states.
I have decided to put my research data online for all others interested
in theses areas to see.

In Parke County, my family is mostly from the
Rockhill, Montezuma, Reserve Township areas.

I will be putting detailed information on here
for Parke County, Indiana

Thanks for visiting.


BRIEF HISTORY
Parke County
was formed in 1821. It was named for Capt. Benjamin Parke, who commanded a troop of light Dragoons at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Parke was a delegate of Indiana Territory to the U.S. Congress. In 1821, he was U.S. District Judge for Indiana.
For History of Parke County, Indiana  - CLICK HERE in process

PARKE
 

County Seat: Rockville
Year Organized: 1821
Square Miles: 445

Cities & Towns
* Bloomingdale
* Mansfield
* Marshall
* Mecca
* Montezuma
* Rockville
* Rosedale

Townships:
* Adams
* Florida
* Greene
* Howard
* Jackson
* Liberty
* Penn
* Raccoon
* Reserve
* Sugar Creek
* Union
* Wabash
* Washington


PARKE COUNTY PHOTOS
PARKE COUNTY MILITARY
 
BIOGRAPHIES
updated 4/19/2011
CEMETERIES
CENSUS RECORDS
HISTORY
includes more biographies
MARRIAGES
NEWSPAPERS
OBITUARIES








 



 

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NOTE:  A dragoon is a soldier intended primarily to fight on foot but trained also in horse riding and cavalry combat, especially during the late 17th and early 18th centuries when dragoon regiments were established in most European armies.  During the later 18th century and the Napoleonic Wars the majority of such units evolved into conventional medium and sometimes light cavalry.
     The word "dragoon" is derived from the French Army designation dragon which itself was originally the name of a type of firearm (whose name means dragon) carried by French dragoons.  In French and Spanish there is no distinction between the words dragoon and dragon.