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Belleville, Mount Vernon, Indiana plats

 Collection — Folder: S2218
Identifier: S2218

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a hand-drawn plat of Belleville, the section of Mount Vernon, Indiana laid out by David T. Kimball. The plat was signed by Kimball and William F. Phillips, the surveyor of Posey County, on November 1, 1849. It was presented in person by Kimball to Nathaniel J. Lord, Justice of the Peace of Essex County, Massachusetts, on December 18, 1849 to be his "voluntary act and deed," and was signed by Lord and certified by Ebenezer Shillaber, the clerk of the Court of Common Pleas. The collection also includes a hand drawn plat of a portion of Belleville that was sent to a Judge P. [Pitcher] and returned to the sender on April 14, 1870.


  • 1849 -1870

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

Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana, was first known as McFaddin's (or McFadden's) Bluff. In 1816, residents agreed to changed the name of the community to Mount Vernon in honor of George Washington. In 1825, the legislature authorized moving the county seat from Springfield to Mount Vernon. First incorporated in 1832, the town was incorporated a second time in 1849 and in that same year David T. Kimball laid off the part of the town that was known as Belleville.


City of Mount Vernon, Indiana. "The History of Mount Vernon." Accessed July 28, 2021.

Leonard, W.P. History and Directory of Posey county [Indiana]. Evansville, Ind.: A.C. Isaacs, printer, 1882.

University of Southern Indiana. "McFadden's Bluff in Mount Vernon, Indiana." University Archives and Special Collections. Accessed July 28, 2021.


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 purchase from Robert Lull on 1942/06/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/07/29 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/07/29 by Laura Eliason.
Belleville, Mount Vernon, Indiana plats
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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