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Hendricks County historical sketches

 Collection — Folder: S0957
Identifier: S0957

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of typewritten transcriptions of "A Primitive History of Hendricks County" articles by an "Old Settler" printed in the Hendricks County Union from from May to August, 1864. The collection also contains photocopies of the typewritten transcription of the speech "Centennial Educational Sketch of Hendricks County, Indiana" read by J.A.C. Dobson on July 4, 1876 and printed in the Danville Union on December 21, 1876.


  • 1864-1876

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

Hendricks County was officially organized by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana on December 20, 1823. Hendricks was the fifty-first county to be organized in the state and was named after Indiana's third governor, William Hendricks. The first settlers arrived in 1820 and by 1824 the population numbered around 1000. Henricks County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and by 2010 the population numbered over 145,000.


Hadley, John V., ed. History of Hendricks County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen & Co, 1914.

McDowell, John R., ed. The History of Hendricks County, 1914-1976: A Compilation of Historical Material and Biographical Profiles. Danville, Indiana: Hendricks County Historical Society, 1976.

Tharp, Gail M. and Phyllis West Parsons. Hendricks County. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2013.

United States Census Bureau. "Hendricks County, Indiana: Quick Facts." Accessed July 17, 2017.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ida Mae Miller on 1968/07.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/07/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/07/18 by Laura Eliason.
Hendricks County historical sketches
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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