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WARWICK COUNTY, INDIANA
History & Genealogy


Source:
A History of Warwick County Prior to 1820,
 including a Sketch of Methodism in the County down to 1850
by Arvil Sylvester Barr
Publ. 1915

CONTENTS

PAGE
CHAPTER I. - Warrick County Prior to 1813 1
 - French and English Control of the Ohio Valley - 1
 - Indian Villages in Southwestern Indiana - 3
 - Colonel Harmar's Expedition - 4
 - Indian Raids - 6
 - Treaty of 1804 with the Indians - 9
 - First Permanent Settlements in the County - 11
 - Stories of Early Hunting and Game - 15
 - Layout out of Roads - 19
 - Salt Manufacturing - 25
 - Indian Raids previous to the Outbreak of the War of 1812 - 33
 - The Meeks murder - 36
 - The War of 1812 - 42
 
CHAPTER II. - The Organization of the County 44  
 - Naming of the County - 44
 - Warrick, County in 1813 - 45
 - Relocation of the County Seat - 48
 - Boonville made the County Seat - 54
 
CHAPTER III. - Organization and Settlement of the Township 60
 - Organization of Townships 1813-20 - 60
 - Settlers and Settlements in the County 1813-20 - 61
 
CHAPTER IV. - Early Towns and Villages 64
 - Darlington - 64
 - Boonville - 70
 - Sprinklesburg - 75
 - Cypress - 79
 
CHAPTER V. - Election and Officers Prior to 1820 81
 - Election of 1813 - 81
 - Election of 1816 in Boon Township - 83
 - List of County Officers Prior to 1820 - 83
 
CHAPTER VI. - Early Enterprises 87
 - At First Mail Route - 87
 - Attempts at Coal Mining - 88
 - Milling Industry - 88
 - Transportation - 90
 
CHAPTER VII. - 93
 - Methodism in Warrick County Prior to 1850 - 96
 - Appendix A - Land Entries prior to 1820 - 169
 - Appendix B - Settlers prior to 1820 - 174
 - Bibliography - 186
 


MAPS

 
Traces of 1807 in Southwestern Indiana 21
Knox County in 1812 44
Warrick County in 1813 46
Warrick County in 1814 48
Warrick County in 1817 53
Warrick County in 1818 54
Plan of Darlington 65
Plan of Boonville in 1818 71
Addition to Boonville in 1819 71
Sprinklesburg in 1818 76
Plan of Cypress in 1818 80
Mail Routes South of the Vincennes Trace in 1820 87

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