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Indiana County Timeline

 

YEAR EVENT
1827 Adams New Purchase (eliminated 1844) from Delaware New Purchase
1835 (1836) Adams County from Allen, Delaware and Randolph
1824 Allen from Delaware New Purchase and unorganized
1821 Bartholomew from Delaware New Purchase
1840 Benton from Jasper
1838/1839 Blackford from Jay
1830 Boone from Wabash New Purchase (Hendricks) and Adams New Purchase (Hendricks and Marion)
1836 Brown from Bartholomew, Jackson and Monroe
1828 Carroll from Adams New Purchase (Hamilton), Wabash New Purchase, (Fountain) and unorganized
1829 Cass from unorganized (Carroll)
1801 Clark from Knox
1825 Clay from Owen, Putnam, Vigo and Sullivan
1830 Clinton from Adams New Purchase (Tippecanoe)
1818 Crawford from Harrison, Orange and Perry
1817 Daviess from Knox
1835/1837 De Kalb from unorganized (Allen and LaGrange)
1803 Dearborn from Clark
1822 Decatur from unorganized
1820 Delaware New Purchase (name changed to Adams New Purchase, 1827) unorganized, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings, Randolph, Ripley, Wayne, Bartholomew
1827 Delaware from Delaware New Purchase (Randolph)
1818 Dubois from Pike
1830 Elkhart from unorganized (Cass/Allen)
1819 Fayette from Franklin, Wayne and unorganized territory
1819 Floyd from Clark and Harrison
1826 Fountain from Montgomery, Wabash New Purchase and Parke
1811 Franklin from Clark and Dearborn
1835/1836 Fulton from unorganized (Cass, Elkhart and St. Joseph)
1819 Gibson from Knox
1831 Grant from Adams New Purchase (Randolph, Delaware, Madison and unuorganized (Cass)
1821 Greene from Sullivan and unorganized (Daviess)
1823 Hamilton from Delaware New Purchase
1827/1828 Hancock from Madison
1808 Harrison from Clark and Knox
1824 Hendricks from Delaware New Purchase and Wabash New Purchase
1822 Henry from Delaware New Purchase
1846 Howard - name changed from Richardsville
1832/1834 Huntington from Adams New Purchase (Allen and Grant)
1816 Jackson from Clark, Jefferson and Washington
1835/1838 Jasper Wabash New Purchase and unorganized (Warren and White)
1835/1836 Jay from Adams New Purchase (Delaware and Randolph)
1811 Jefferson from Clark, Dearborn and Knox
1817 Jennings from Jackson and Jefferson
1823 Johnson from Delaware New Purchase
1790 Knox from unorganized (Indiana County in 1816)
1835/1836 Kosciusko from unorganized (Cass, Elkhart and Grant)
1832 La Porte from St. Joseph and unorganized
1832 LaGrange from unorganized (Allen/Elkhart)
1836/1837 Lake from Porter and Newton
1818 Lawrence from Orange
1823 Madison from Delaware New Purchase and Marion
1822 Marion from Delaware New Purchase
1835 Marshall from unorganized (Cass, Elkhart and St. Joseph)
1820 Martin from Daviess andDubois
1832 Miami from Cass and unorganized territory
1818 Monroe from Orange
1823 Montgomery from Wabash New Purchase, Parke, and Putnam
1822 Morgan from Delaware New Purchase and Wabash New Purchase
1835 Old Newton from unorganized (St. Joseph, Warren and White) eliminated in 1839
1859 Newton from Jasper
1835/1836 Noble from unorganized (Allen, Elkhard and LaGrange)
1844 Ohio from Dearborn
1816 Orange from Gibson, Knox and Washington
1819 Owen from Daviess and Sullivan
1821 Parke from Vigo, unorganized and Wabash New Purchase
1814 Perry from Gibson and Warrick
1817 Pike from Gibson, Knox and Perry
1835/1836 Porter from unorganized (St. Joseph)
1814 Posey from Warrick, Knox and Gibson
1835/1836 Pulaski from unorganized (Cass and White)
1822 Putnam from Owen, Vigo and Wabash New Purchase
1795 Old Randolph from St. Clair-NW Territory became Illinois Territory in 1809
1818 Randolph from Wayne
1822 Richardsville from unorganized (Carroll, Cass and Miamu) name changed to Howard in 1846
1816/1818 Ripley from Dearborn, Jefferson and Jennings
1822 Rush from Delaware New Purchase
1790 St Clair from Indiana Territory became Illinois Territory in 1809
1830 St. Joseph from unorganized (Carroll, Tippecanoe, and Cass)
1820 Scott from Clark, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings and Washington
1822 Shelby from Delaware New Purchase
1818 Spencer from Perry and Warrick
1835/1850 Starke from St. Joseph, unorganized (Starke, Cass and White)
1835/1837 Steuben from unorganized (LaGrange)
1817 Sullivan from Knox
1814 Switzerland from dearborn and Jefferson
1826 Tippecanoe from Wabash New Purchase and unorganized
1844 Tipton from Adams New Purchase and unorganized (Cass, Hamilton and Miamu)
1821 Union from Fayette, Franklin and Wayne
1818 Vanderburgh from Gibson, Posey, and Warrick
1824 Vermillion from Parke, unorganized and Wabash New Purchase
1818 Vigo from Sullivan
1832/1835 Wabash from Adams New Purchase (Grant) and unorganized (Cass)
1820 Wabash New Purchase from unorganize, Monroe, Owen, Vigo and Parke
1827 Warren from Wabash New Purchase, Fountaiin and unorganized (Vermillion)
1813 Warrick from Knox
1814 Washington from Clark and Harrison
1811 Wayne from Clark, Dearborn and Knox. "Wayne County, NW Territory, was formed in 1796 from territorial Knox county and unorganized area. This included portions of modern Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Wayne County outside NW Territory was eliminated in 1800. In 1803 Wayne County, Indiana Territory was created from territorial Knox and St. Clair County and unorganized area. This included parts of today's Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and most of Michigan. In 1811 Wayne County, Indiana Territory, was created from Clark, Dearborn, and Knox counties. This became an Indiana state county in 1816."[Ancestry's Red Book]
1835/1837 Wells from Adams New Purchse (Allen, Delaware and Randolph)
1834 White from Wabash New Purchase (Carroll)
1835/1838 Whitley from unorganized (Allen, Elkhart and Grant) and Huntington


Data extracted from Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources Edited by Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., C.G.

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