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Washington County collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1707

Scope and Contents

This collection contains various items related to Washington County, Indiana, including photostat copies of the constitution, reports, and other documents of the Salem Indiana Peace Society from 1818 to 1829 and undated; a typed abstract of information regarding indentured servants in the county from 1828 to 1891 compiled by Claude E. Cook in August 1966; a typewritten copy of "Highland's Country," a historical sketch written by Lillie E. Trueblood in August 1936 for the Washington County Historical Society; typewritten transcriptions made in 1939 and 1940 of the road records of the county commissioners from 1817 to 1823; and photostat copies of "Pioneer Women of Washington County, Indiana," a collection of stories presented by members of the Christopher Harrison Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in the 1920s and during the club year of 1950-51.


  • 1818-1966

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

Washington County, Indiana was established in January 1814 and named for George Washington. Salem, the county seat, was also established in 1814. Other communities in the county include Campbellsburg, Fredericksburg, Hardinsburg, Little York, Livonia, New Pekin, and Saltillo.

Sources: "My Local: Washington County." Accessed October 22, 2021.

Washington County, Indiana. "About Washington County, Indiana." Government: Washington Co. Trending. Accessed October 22, 2021.


0.04 Cubic Feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations from severa donors, including Lillie D. Trueblood on 1937/11/23, Grace Marks on 1941/02/16, and the Salem Public Library on 1965/10/06.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S0276: Washington County, Indiana collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/10/22 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/10/22 by Laura Eliason.
Washington County collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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