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William Henry Harrison Trail newspaper clippings

 Collection — Folder: OBC005
Identifier: OBC005

Scope and Contents

This collection contains various newspaper clippings related to the history of Sullivan, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, and Knox counties.


  • circa 1930-circa 1950

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Historical Note

Sullivan County was settled in 1817 and was named for General Daniel Sullivan, who was killed during the American Revolution. Fountain County was organized in 1826 and named for Major James Fountain who was killed in the Battle of Maumee in 1790. Tippecanoe County was organized in 1826 and named after the Tippecanoe River. Likewise, Vermillion County was named after a river, but was organized in 1824. Knox County was organized in 1790 and named for General Henry Knox, who served as an artillery officer during the American Revolution and as Secretary of War from 1785-1795. These counties were all traversed by the military expedition of General William Henry Harrison in 1811. In 1957, an act made these areas the William Henry Harrison Trail district.


Baker, Ronald L. and Marvin Carmony. Indiana Place Names. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975.


0.06 Cubic Feet (1 large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Benjamin Clark during April 2006. Finding aid revised by Brittany Kropf during 2015/11/06. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/06/01.
William Henry Harrison Trail newspaper clippings
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.