Indiana: Bibliography and Sources

Indiana Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director; Emily Kelley, Research Associate and Digital Compiler; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist and Digital Compiler; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant

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Baird, Lewis C. Baird's History of Clark County, Indiana. 1909. Reprint, Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1972.

Barrows, Frederic Irving, ed. History of Fayette County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. 2 vols. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1917.

Biographical and Historical Record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: Containing Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with Accompanying Biographies of Each; A Condensed History of the State of Indiana; Portraits and Biographies of Some of the Prominent Men of the State; Engravings of Prominent Citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with Personal Histories of Many of the Leading Families, and a Concise History of Jay and Blackford Counties and Their Cities and Villages. Chicago, 1887.

Blanchard, Charles, ed. Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. Chicago, 1883.

Buley, R. Carlyle. Old Northwest: Pioneer Period, 18151840. 2 vols. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1950.

Cannon, George H. "Michigan's Land Boundary." Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, Historical Collections 38 (1912): 163168.

Cappon, Lester J., Barbara Bartz Petchenik, and John Hamilton Long, eds. Atlas of Early American History: The Revolutionary Era, 17601790. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1976. Section on boundaries is thoroughly documented.

Census of Indiana Territory for 1807. Indianapolis: Family History Section, Indiana Historical Society, 1980.

Chase, Salmon P., ed. Statutes of Ohio and of the Northwestern Territory, Adopted or Enacted from 1788 to 1833 Inclusive: Together with the Ordinance of 1787, the Constitutions of Ohio and the United States, and Various Public Instruments and Acts of Congress, Illustrated by a Preliminary Sketch of the History of Ohio, Numerous References and Notes, and Copious Indexes. 3 vols. Cincinnati, 18331835.

Counties of La Grange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. Chicago, 1882.

Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. Chicago, 1883.

Counties of White and Pulaski, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. Chicago, 1883.

De la Hunt, Thomas James. Perry County [Indiana]: A History. Indianapolis: W. K. Stewart Co., 1916.

Dubester, Henry J. State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken after the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States. 1948. Reprint, New York: Burt Franklin, 1969. The standard guide for its subject.

Feeger, Luther M. "Boundaries of Wayne County and Its Townships." Indiana Magazine of History 24 (1928): 3451.

Filby, P. William, comp. American and British Genealogy and Heraldry: A Selected List of Books. 3d ed. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1983.

Filby, P. William, comp. American and British Genealogy and Heraldry: 19821985 Supplement. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1987.

Filby, P. William, comp. Bibliography of American County Histories. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.

Freightner, Harold C. "Indiana County Government." Indiana History Bulletin 9 (1932): 253395.

Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard, eds. Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. Chicago, 1882.

Haines, John F. History of Hamilton County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1915.

Hamilton, Louis H., and William Darroch, eds. Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana: An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with an Extended Survey of Modern Developments in the Progress of Town and County. 2 vols. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1916.

Harden, Samuel, comp. History of Madison County, Indiana, from 1820 to 1874, Giving a General Review of Principal Events, Statistical and Historical Items, Derived from Official Sources. Markleville, Ind., 1874.

Harden, [Samuel], and Spahr, comps. Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana: Giving an Account of the Early Settlement of Each Locality, Church Histories, County and Township Officers from the First down to 1886; Histories of Some of the Pioneer Families of the County. Lebanon, Ind., 1887.

Hening, William Waller, ed. Statutes at Large of Virginia, Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, from the First Session of the Legislature, in the Year 1619 [to 1792]. 13 vols. 18191823.

Hillis, L. B., comp. Kosciusko County, Indiana: Early History, Biographical Sketches. 1911. Reprint, n.p., n.d.

History of Grant County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc., Together with an Extended History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. Chicago, 1886.

History of Johnson County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc., Together with a Short History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. 1888. Reprint, Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1970.

History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana: With Historical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1913.

History of St. Joseph County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chicago, 1880.

Holt, Harry Q. History of Martin County, Indiana. 2 vols. Paoli, Ind., and Oxford, Ind.: Harry Q. Holt, 19531966.

Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana. 1876. Reprinted as Maps of Indiana Counties in 1876, Together with the Plat of Indianapolis and a Sampling of Illustrations. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1968.

Indiana. Acts of Indiana. Indianapolis, 1816. Cited as Ind. Acts.

Indiana. Reports of the Officers of State. Indianapolis, 1835. Commonly known as Indiana Documentary Journal. Cited as Ind. Rpts. of Officers.

Indiana. Revised Laws of Indiana. Corydon, Ind., and Indianapolis, 1824 and 1831. Cited as Ind. Rev. Laws.

Indiana. Revised Statutes of the State of Indiana. Indianapolis, 1843 and 1852. Cited as Ind. Rev. Stat.

Indiana. Statutes of the State of Indiana: Containing the Revised Statutes of 1852, with the Amendments Thereto, and the Subsequent Legislation; with Notes and References to Judicial Decisions. Edited by Edwin A. Davis. 2 vols. Indianapolis, 1876. Cited as Ind. Stat. of the State.

Indiana. Year Book of the State of Indiana for the Year 1919. Fort Wayne, Ind., 1920.

Indiana. General Assembly. House. Journal. Indianapolis, 1817. Cited as Ind. House Jour.

Indiana Territory. Executive Journal of Indiana Territory, 18001816. Edited by William Wesley Woollen, Daniel Wait Howe, and Jacob Piatt Dunn. Indiana Historical Society Publications, vol. 3, no. 3. Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, 1900. Cited as Ind. Terr., Exec. Journal.

Indiana Territory. Laws of Indiana Territory, 18011809. Edited by Francis S. Philbrick. Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, vol. 21. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Historical Library, 1930. Cited as Ind. Terr. Laws, 18011809.

Indiana Territory. Laws of Indiana Territory, 18091816. Edited by Louis B. Ewbank and Dorothy L. Riker. Indiana Historical Collections, vol. 20. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1934. Cited as Ind. Terr. Laws, 18091816.

Indiana Territory. General Assembly. Journals of the General Assembly of Indiana Territory, 18051815. Edited by Gayle Thornbrough and Dorothy Riker. Indiana Historical Collections, vol. 32. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1950.

Jerman, Edward C. History and Directory of Ripley County [Indiana], Containing the Names, Occupations, and Post Office Address of Every Voter in the County, the Most Complete County History Ever Published, the Biographies of Prominent Men, Together with Other Features of Interest. [Versailles, Ind., 1888.]

Kaler, S. P., and R. H. Maring. History of Whitley County, Indiana. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1907.

Kane, Joseph Nathan. American Counties: Origins of Names, Dates of Creation and Organization, Area, Population, Historical Data, and Published Sources. 3d ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.

Kingsbury, Robert C. Atlas of Indiana. Bloomington: Indiana University, 1970.

Larzelere, Claude S. "Boundaries of Michigan." Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, Historical Collections 30 (19031904): 127.

Long, John H., ed. Historical Atlas and Chronology of County Boundaries, 17881980. 5 vols. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1984.

McCormick, Joseph N. Standard History of Starke County, Indiana: An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with an Extended Survey of Modern Developments in the Reclamation of Lands and the Progress of Town and County. Vol. 1. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1915. Only volume published.

McDonald, Daniel. Twentieth Century History of Marshall County, Indiana. 2 vols. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1908.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Session Laws. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1936. Complemented by Pollack (below), this guide lists all state session laws through 1935.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Statutes of States of the United States of America, Including Revisions, Compilations, Digests, Codes and Indexes. Providence: Oxford Press, 1937. The most complete guide to state codes through 1937.

Mendenhall, T. C., and A. A. Graham. "Boundary Line between Ohio and Indiana, and between Ohio and Michigan." Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications 4 (1895): 127198.

Miller, George J. "Establishment of Michigan's Boundaries: A Study in Historical Geography." American Geographical Society Bulletin 43 (1911): 339351.

Morgan, Mary M., comp. Indiana 1820 Enumeration of Males. Indianapolis: Family History Section, Indiana Historical Society, 1988.

Parry, Clive, ed. Consolidated Treaty Series. 231 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 19691981.

Paullin, Charles O. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. Edited by John K. Wright. Washington, D.C., and New York: Carnegie Institution of Washington and American Geographical Society of New York, 1932. Excellent section on international and interstate boundary disputes.

Pence, George, and Nellie C. Armstrong. Indiana Boundaries: Territory, State, and County. Indiana Historical Collections, vol. 19. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1933.

Pleasant, Hazen Hayes. History of Crawford County, Indiana. Greenfield, Ind.: William Mitchell Printing Co., 1926.

Pollack, Ervin H., comp. Supplement with Bibliographical Notes, Emendations, and Additions to the Check List of Session Laws, Compiled by Grace E. MacDonald. Preliminary ed. Boston: National Association of State Libraries, 1941. Fills gaps in MacDonald's 1935 compilation (above) to produce the most complete list of state session laws through 1935.

Porter, Eugene O. "Boundary and Jurisdictional Problems of the Ohio River." Indiana Magazine of History 39 (1943): 121132.

Prather, Geneal. "Construction of the Michigan Road." Indiana Magazine of History 40 (1944): 243279.

Prather, Geneal. "Struggle for the Michigan Road." Indiana Magazine of History 39 (1943): 124.

Robinson, Morgan Poitiaux. Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Legislation. Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, vol. 9. Richmond: Superintendent of Public Printing, 1916.

[Robertson, Robert S.] Valley of the Upper Maumee River: With Historical Account of Allen County and the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana; the Story of Its Progress from Savagery to Civilization. 2 vols. Madison, Wis., 1889.

Rohrbough, Malcolm J. Land Office Business: Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 17891837. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Royce, Charles C., comp. "Indian Land Cessions in the United States." Part 2 of Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 18961897. Washington, D.C., 1899. The standard authority in its field; state maps detail all Indian land-cession treaties with the federal government.

Schafer, Joseph. "Editorial Comment: State Boundaries in the Old Northwest." Wisconsin Magazine of History 21 (1938): 337355.

Sealock, Richard B., Margaret M. Sealock, and Margaret S. Powell. Bibliography of Place-Name Literature: United States and Canada. 3d ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982.

Sheehan, Mrs. Frank J. [Bess May]. "Northern Boundary of Indiana." Indiana Historical Society Publications 8, no. 6 (1928): 289321.

Shockley, Ernest V. "County Seats and County Seat Wars in Indiana." Indiana Magazine of History 10 (1914): 146.

Sinko, Peggy Tuck. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries: Indiana. Edited by John H. Long. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1996. 102 counties, 394 pages, 574 maps.

Sinko, Peggy Tuck. Guide to Local and Family History at the Newberry Library. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1987.

Slocum, Charles Elihu. History of the Maumee River Basin from the Earliest Account to Its Organization into Counties. 3 vols. Indianapolis: Bowen and Slocum, 1905.

Snider, Clyde F. "Indiana Counties and Townships." Indiana Magazine of History 33 (1937): 119152.

Soule, Annah May. "Michigan-Indiana Boundary." Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, Historical Collections 27 (1896): 341345.

Soule, Annah May. "Southern and Western Boundaries of Michigan." Publications of the Michigan Political Science Association 2 (1896): 2981. Also in Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, Historical Collections 27 (1896): 346390.

Swindler, William F., ed. Sources and Documents of United States Constitutions. 10 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 19731979. The most complete and up-to-date compilation for the states.

Tanner, Helen Hornbeck. Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.

Territorial Papers of the United States. Vols. 126 edited by Clarence E. Carter; vols. 2728 edited by John P. Bloom. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 19341975. Cited as Terr. Papers U.S.

Thorndale, William, and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 17901920. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987. An atlas of well-designed county outline maps for each state, accompanied by a bibliography and an explanation of methodology.

Travis, William. History of Clay County, Indiana: Closing of the First Century's History of the County, and Showing the Growth of Its People, Institutions, Industries and Wealth. 2 vols. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1909.

Tyndall, John W., and O. E. Lesh, eds. Standard History of Adams and Wells Counties, Indiana: An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with an Extended Survey of Modern Developments in the Progress of Town and County. 2 vols. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1918.

United States. Statutes at Large of the United States of America, 17891873. 17 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 18451874. Cited as U.S. Stat.

Van Zandt, Franklin K. Boundaries of the United States and the Several States. Geological Survey Professional Paper 909. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1976. The standard compilation for its subject.

Wallace, Leon H. "Legislative Apportionment in Indiana: A Case Study." Indiana Law Journal 42 (1966): 676 and appendices without page numbers.

Weik, Jesse W. Weik's History of Putnam County, Indiana. 1910. Reprint, Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1976.

Wolfe, Thomas J., ed. History of Sullivan County, Indiana: Closing of the First Century's History of the County, and Showing the Growth of Its People, Institutions, Industries, and Wealth. 2 vols. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1909.