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Clark County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1654
Identifier: S1654

Scope and Contents

This collection contains several items related to Clark County, Indiana, including a 1900 picture and short description written by James M. VanHook of the first Methodist church built in Indiana and once located near Charlestown; a copy of "Early Precipitation Records for Jeffersonville, Indiana," a report by Dennis O'Harrow dated August 3, 1936; an undated copy of "The Jeffersonville Orphan Home" written by Ben F. Taylor, a former resident of the home; and "The Murder of Indians in Clark County," an undated, handwritten essay by an unknown author about the killings of two Native Americans by Moses McCann and William Fitzgerald in the early 1800s. The collection also includes an admission ticket to the dog races at Jeffersonville Kennel Club from the 1930s and an undated print of a pen and ink drawing of the Howard Steamboat Museum of Jeffersonville.


  • 1900-1930s, undated

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

Clark County, Indiana is located in southern Indiana and was named for George Rogers Clark. The settlement of the land began in 1783 and Clarksville, the first authorized American settlement in the Northwest Territory, was founded in 1784. In 1801, Clark County became the second county formed in the Indiana Territory. Jeffersonville, the county seat, lies along the Ohio River and was laid out in 1802 using a grid pattern designed by President Thomas Jefferson.


Clark County, Indiana. "Clark County, Indiana History." About Clark County. Accessed October 13, 2021.

Clark County, Indiana. "Jeffersonville - County Seat of Clark County." About Clark County. Accessed October 13, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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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 completed 2021/10/13 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/10/13 by Laura Eliason.
Clark County collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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