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Bartholomew County, Columbus documents

 Collection — Folder: S1647
Identifier: S1647

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a photocopy of a document entitled ”Historical Sketch of 301 Washington Street Site”. The document includes a narrative text detailing the history of the property, deed information, information pertaining to plat # 39 and plat # 47, tax assessment records, information pertaining to Smith and Irwin’s dry goods business, notes, and a bibliography.


  • 1826-1971

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

Bartholomew County, named in honor of General Joseph Bartholomew, was created by an act of the General Assembly on January 9, 1821. At this time County Commissioners selected an area within the county known as “Tipton” as the county seat. This name was later changed to Columbus. The town was incorporated on April 15, 1837. A city government was organized in June, 1864, and the first city election took place on October 24 of that same year.

Sources: Bartholomew County Historical Society. History of Bartholomew County Indiana – 1888. Columbus, IN: Avery Press, Inc., 1976.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Barbara Lawrence in May or June of 1972.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/04 by Julie A. Reid. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/05 by Lauren Patton.
Bartholomew County, Columbus documents
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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