A History of Ohio County, Indiana

A History of Ohio County


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A History of Ohio County, Indiana

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Learn the history of the Hoosier State’s smallest county with this historical guide to Ohio County and Rising Sun, Indiana. The book covers the early settlement, involvement in the underground railroad and events of Ohio County. The book includes a timeline of events as well.

Ohio County History
Ohio County History

Ohio County History

Established in 1844 by the Indiana Legislature, Ohio County is the state’s smallest county. It also has the oldest continuously operating court house in Indiana.

Rising Sun, Indiana
Rising Sun, Indiana

Rising Sun, Indiana

Platted in 1814, Rising Sun is one of the state’s oldest town. Rising Sun was an important river port during the era when the Ohio River served as the region’s most important shipping medium.

Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad

Its proximity to the Ohio River and Kentucky, Rising Sun was an important conduit through which slaves escaping from bondage in the South fled on their way to Canada and freedom. Freed slave Samuel Barkshire and his family provided the means for many slaves escaping to freedom.

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County History
Power of Indiana Counties
Local Government Organization in Indiana
Constitutionally Created County Officials
County Finances
Meetings and Records
Indiana Fauna
Indiana Flora
Indiana Forests
Indiana Geology
Shawnees in Indiana
Pioneer Lifestyle
Historical Background
Colonial American Time Line – A Brief History
March to Statehood – Indiana Time Line
Ohio County Time Line
Basic Ohio County Facts
General Geography
Ohio River
Ohio County Waterways
Historic Bridges
Ohio County Thumbnail History
Ohio County Courthouse
Cass Township
Pike Township
Bear Branch
Randolph Township
Union Township
Underground Railroad in Ohio County
Ohio County Historical Museum
Ohio County Fair
Ohio County Public Library
Ohio County Fire Departments
Ohio County Cemeteries
Ohio County Newspapers
Ohio County Schools
Ohio County Historic Churches
Ohio County Historical Markers
Ohio County National Register of Historic Places
Indiana County – Back Road Numbering System
About the Author
Mossy Feet Books Catalogue
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Indiana’s Timeless Tales – Pre-History to 1781
October, 28 1702 – Trading Post At Vincennes Established

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