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MONROE COUNTY, INDIANA

HISTORY & GENEALOGY

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

NOTE:  The Lawrence County part of this Table of Contents can be found in the Lawrence County pages of this website)

CONTENTS:

CHAPTER I. - GEOLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY ---- 217
   - Perry Township
 - Bean Blossom Township
 - Richland Township
 - Van Buren Township
 - Indian Creek Township
 - Clear Creek Township
 - Washington Township
 - Benton Township
 - Salt Creek Township
 - Polk Township
 - Marion Township
CHAPTER II - INDIAN OCCUPANCY AND FIRST WHITE MEN ----221
   - The Miami Tribe, Former Owners of Territory
 - Cession Treaties
 - First Appearance of White Men
 - Early Land Entries
CHAPTER III - ORGANIZATION OF MONROE COUNTY ----224
   - Legislative Enactment
 - First Election
 - First Court House
 - Location of County Seat
 - Formation of Townships
 - Another Change in Territory
 - More Territory Attached to Monroe County
CHAPTER IV - GENERAL HISTORY ---- 231
   - David McHolland, the First White Settler
 - Early Land Entries and First Permanent Settlers
CHAPTER V - COUNTY GOVERNMENT ----234
   - Organization
 - Machinery of Government in Operation
 - First Board of County Commissioners
 - First Appointments
 - Road Petitions
 - First Grand and Traverse Juries
 - Other Proceedings of the Board
 - Early Tax Levies
 - Tavern Licenses
 - Public Buildings
 - Court Houses
 - County Jails
 - Care of the County Poor
 - Finances of the County
 - Assessed Valuations
 - Old County Library
CHAPTER VI - POLITICAL HISTORY ---- 246
   - Vote for Presidential Electors
 - County Auditors
 - County 'Clerks
 - Sheriffs
 - County Recorders
 - County Treasurers
 - Coroners
 - County Surveyors
 - Seminary Trustees
 - Probate Judges
 - Judges of the Circuit Court
 - Associate Judges
 - Prosecuting Attorneys
 - School Examiners and Superintendents
 - Early Justices of the Peace
 - County Commissioners
 - Local Option Election
CHAPTER VII - AGRICULTURE ---- 257
   - Statistics for 1836
 - Figures for 1909
 - Agricultural Societies
 - Equestrian Fairs
 - Annual Fairs
CHAPTER VIII - EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS ---- 261
   - First School and its Teacher
 - Subscription Schools
 - First Graded School at Bloomington
 - Various Township Schools
 - Monroe County Seminary
 - Bloomington Female College
 - Change of Public Sentiment
 - Schools of 1913
 - School Buildings
CHAPTER IX - INDIANA UNIVERSITY ---- 271
   - Legislative Act Establishing the University
 - First Trustees
 - First Buildings
 - Federal Legislation
 - Vincennes University
 - Constitutional Provisions
 - State Seminary Founded
 - Title Changed
 - Charger of 1852
 - University Funds
 - Taxes for University Purposes
 - Professional Schools
 - Co-Education
 - Relation to the State
 - The Old Campus
 - Removal to New Campus
 - Situation of Buildings
 - Library Building
 - Student Building
 - Administrative Offices
 - Buildings for Lectures and Recitations
 - Observatory
 - Other Buildings
 - Jordan Field
 - Gifts and Bequests
 - Opportunities for Employment
 - University Library
 - Expenses of Students
 - Law Department
 - School of Medicine
 - Summer Term System
 - School of Education
 - Graduate School
 - Chronological Table
 - Brief Sketches of the Presidents
CHAPTER X - NEWSPAPERS OF MONROE COUNTY - 300
   - Jesse Brandon Establishes the First Newspaper
 - Subsequent Bloomington Newspapers
 - Papers at Ellettsville and Smithville
CHAPTER XI - CHURCHES AND FRATERNAL SOCIETIES ---- 304
   - Strong Religious Sentiment
 - Churches in 1861
 - The Methodist Episcopal Denomination and its Societies at Bloomington, Bean Blossom Township, Stanford, Ellettsville, Harrodsburg, Stinesville, Smithville, Cross Roads and Whitaker
 - Presbyterian Societies at Bloomington, Elletsville and Harrodsburg
 - United Presbyterians
 - Reformed Presbyterians
 - Cumberland Presbyterians
 - Baptist Churches at Bloomington, Stinesville and Ellettsville
 - The Christian Church
 - Early Preachers and Their Doctrines
 - The Church Name
 - Episcopal Church
 - Church of Christ
 - Catholic Church
 - Free and Accepted Masons
 - Independent Order of Odd Fellows
 - Knights of Pythias
CHAPTER XII - LEGAL AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS - 321
   - Early Lawyers Who Practiced in Monroe County
 - Brief Personal Mention
 - The Present Bar
 - Early Doctors of the County
 - Present Physicians
 - Faithful Old "Family Doctors."
CHAPTER XIII - MILITARY HISTORY OF MONROE COUNTY - 330
   - County Represented in War of 1812
 - The Mexican War
 - Civil War
 - Public Meetings
 - Resolutions
 - A Notable Meeting
 - Enlistments
 - Newspaper Records
 - An Interesting Letter
 - The Draft
 - Morgan's Raid
 - Southern Sentiment in Monroe County
 - Grief Over Lincoln's Assassination
 - Soldiers' Relief Movements
 - Monroe County Representation in Various Regiments
 - Spanish-American War.
CHAPTER XIV - THE OOLITIC STONE INDUSTRY - 360
   - Geological Formation
 - First Attempts at Quarrying
 - Improvement in Methods
 - Development of the Industry
 - State Geologist's Official Statement
 - Early Quarrying Methods
 - Prices and Transportation
 - Monroe County Quarries, Active and Inactive
CHAPTER XV - BLOOMINGTON TOWNSHIP AND CITY - 367
   - First Settlers and Land Entries
 - The City of Bloomington
 - Plats
 - First Purchasers of Town Lots
 - The Beginning
 - Early Business Hosues and Industries
 - General Muster Day
 - The Town from 1830 to 1840
 - Following Decades
 - Early Advertisements
 - Early Mail Service
 - Market Quotations
 - Manufacturing Industries in 1912
 - The Great Furniture Industry
 - Banks and Banking
 - Municipal History
 - Legislative Act
 - First Town Elections
 - Change to City
 - Elective and Appointive Officers
 - Finances
 - Water Works
 - Postoffice
 - Commercial Club
 - Other Organizations
 - Phenomenal Development
 - Reminiscences of Bloomington
 - The Lincoln Funeral
CHAPTER XVI - BEAN BLOSSOM TOWNSHIP - 399
   - Location
 - Geology
 - Settlement
 - Wild Game
 - Towns and Villages
 - Mt. Tabor
 - Stinesville
CHAPTER XVII - BENTON TOWNSHIP - 404
   - Organization and Area
 - Settlement
 - Excellent Grazing Land
 - Land Entries
 - Unionville
 - The Cox Tragedy
CHAPTER XVIII - CLEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP - 407
   - Rich Agricultural Section
 - Settlement
 - Early Land Entries
 - Towns and Villages
 - Harrodsburg
 - Fairvax
 - Smithville
CHAPTER XIX - INDIAN CREEK TOWNSHIP - 411 - finished 11/23/2015
   - A Nature favored Locality
 - Its Early Settlement
 - Land Entries
 - Business Interests
 - Iron Works
CHAPTER XX - MARION TOWNSHIP - 413 - finished 11/23/2015
   - Area
 - Natural Features
 - Settlement
 - First Settlers and Land Entries
CHAPTER XXI - PERRY TOWNSHIP - 415 - finished 11/23/2015
   - Excellent Land, Well Watered and Drained
 - The "Seminary" Township
 - Early Land Purchasers
 - Organization as a Township
 - First Officers
CHAPTER XXII I- POLK TOWNSHIP - 418 - finished 03/18/2017
   - Natural Features
 - Rough and Sterile Soil
 - Early Settlement
 - First Elections
 - Chapel Hill
 - Counterfeiters
CHAPTER XXIII - RICHLAND TOWNSHIP - 421 - PARTIALLY finished 03/18/2017
   - A Typical Monroe Township
 - Geological Formations
 - Early Settlement
 - John Parks' Reminiscences
 - Early Land Entries
 - Elllettsville
 - Incorporation
 - Business Interests
 - Fraternities, Churches and Banks.
CHAPTER XXIV - SALT CREEK TOWNSHIP - 427 - finished 03/18/2017
   - Salt Springs
 - Native Resources
 - Settlement
 - Early Land Purchases
CHAPTER XXV - VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP - 429 - finished 03/18/2017
   - Natural Features
 - Rich and Productive Soil
 - Puet's Cave
 - Early Settlement
 - Land Buyers
 - Stanford
 - The Blue Spring Community
CHAPTER XXVI - WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP - 432 - finished 03/18/2017
   - Boundary and Area
 - Timber
 - Geology
 - Settlement
 - Land Entries
 - Wayport
 - Hindostan
CHAPTER XXVII - MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND INCIDENTS - 435 - PARTIALLY finished 03/19/2017
   - Village Plats of Monroe County
 - Population Statistics
 - Old Settlers' Society
 - Monroe County Historical Society
 - Artesian Well at Bloomington
 - Early Stages and Railroads
 - New Albany & Salem Railroad
 - Indianapolis Southern Railroad
  - Pioneer Tales

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