Saturday, December 13, 2008

Jackson County, Indiana, History Archive

The Jackson County, Indiana, History Archive is not a huge archive. But it does have some original documents that gives a look at the area which was settled starting in the early 1800s. Indiana became a state in 1816 and this county was and important crossroads between Indianapolis and Louisville, Kentucky. The area is believed to have been an early location for French traders and once was considered as location for the state capital and the county seat. The north-south bound and east-west bound railroads intersected there about 1852. Currently the site has the following books (with original page scans) available:

1900: Seymour City and Business Directory
1915: Directory...[Jackson County] Indiana
1886: History of Jackson County, Indiana. Brant and Fuller.

In addition, there's a nice photo collection. Visit the Jackson County Digital Archive Project through the following link:

www.jacksoncountyhistory.org/

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