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Shelby County collection, 1827-1898, undated

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1693 (Text) 00000107164923 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2021/11/29 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/11/29 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a December 6, 1827 petition to the "Gentlemen of the House of Representatives" signed by ten residents of the southeast corner of Shelby County, Indiana that requested that their part of the county be "stricken off" and attached to Decatur County; a clipping of Prof. Charles T. Powner's February 4, 1898 article from The Greensburg Standard about Doddridge Alley, the state representative of the petitioners, his bill presenting the petitioner's request and the transcription of the 1827 petition; and an undated, typewritten copy of the 1847 tax list of each township of Shelby County.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Shelby County collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Shelby County, Indiana was established in 1822 and was named for Isaac Shelby, the first governor of Kentucky. Shelbyville, the county seat, was also established in 1822. The county is divided into the following townships: Addison, Brandywine, Hanover, Hendricks, Jackson, Liberty, Marion, Moral, Noble, Shelby, Sugar Creek, Union, Van Buren, and Washington. Sources: Brant and Fuller. History of Shelby County, Indiana: From the Earliest Times to the Present, With Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc., With a Short History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana . Chicago: Brant and Fuller, 1887. State of Indiana. "My Local: Shelby County." Accessed November 29, 2021.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations, including from Mrs. Russell (Mary) Weinantz on 1962/09/05.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Taxation > Indiana > Shelby County.
Shelby County (Ind.) > Boundaries.
Shelby County (Ind.)
Genre: Newspaper clippings.

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