Connersville, Indiana collection
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On March 4, 1813, he recorded a plat of Conner's Post. It contained 62 lots along the banks of the Whitewater River. Up the river from the town, he built a saw mill, taking advantage of water power to operate it. Later, he built a grist mill to grind the corn grown by area farmers.
In 1819, Connersville was named the seat of Fayette County and the town began to grow. Connersville was established as the Town of Connersville in 1841.
After the turn of the 20th century, Connersville developed into what some called "Little Detroit." Between 1905 and 1937, ten different automobiles were built in the community. The best known are treasured by antique auto enthusiasts throughout the world, the Auburn and the Cord. Now, Connersville is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Connersville.
"Connersville, IN". Retrieved 2014/12/08. http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connersville,_Indiana
"Connersville, IN". Retrieved 2014/12/08. http://indiana.hometownlocator.com/in/fayette/connersville.cfm
"Connersville, IN". Retrieved 2014/12/08. http://www.villageprofile.com/indiana/connersville_old/connersville.html
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