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Ball State University Library
Blacksmith Shops - [S8]  -
Cemeteries, Delaware County  [003]
Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Offices, Delaware County
Courthouses [001]

Delaware County Historical Society
Delaware County Newspapers
Delaware County Offices
Delaware County Towns & Post Offices Source List
FamilySearch Wiki Page
Indiana Index
Links, Delaware County
Lodges  [S9] -

Maps, Delaware County [005] -
Minnetrista
Misc Info
Muncie Public Library
Newspapers [006]
Railroads [007]
Roads [002]
Schools [004]
Townships, Delaware County

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Delaware County Wikipedia Page
County Seat:  Muncie
Area:  396 Sq Miles
Founded:  1827
Location:  40.23 N - 85.40 W
Townships
Cities & Towns

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Townships
Center Delaware Hamilton Harrison Liberty Monroe Mount Pleasant Niles Perry Salem Union Washington

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Cities - Towns - Villages - Post offices
Albany
Andersonville
Anthony
Aultshire
Bell Creek
Benadum
Bethel
Blainton
Boyceton
Cammack
Charleston
Clifton
Cologne
Congerville
Corinth
Cork
Cowan
Cranberry
Creston
 
Cromer
Crossroads
Culberton's Corner
Daleville
Desoto
Deed's Mill
Drew
Eaton
Elizabethtown
Etna
Gaston
Gates Corner
Georgetown
Georgeville
Gibson PO
Granville
Harrison
Hazel PO

 
Huffman
Huffton
Hyde Park
Irvington
Janney
Macedonia
Mayfield
McCormick's
Medford
Middletown Park
Morningside
Mount Pleasant
Muncie
Muncietown
Munseytown
New Burlington
New Corner
Niles
Nixon
 
Normal
Oakville
Phillips PO
Pittsburg
Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Woods PO
Progress
Rayton
Reeds [Station]
Richwood PO
Rival PO
Riverside City
Royerton
Royton
Rural PO
Selma
Sharon PO
Sharps



 
Shideler
Slickville
Smithfield
Snagtown
Sockum
Stick City [S7]
Stockport
Stout
Strassburg
Summitsport
Tabor
Van Wedding's Station
West Mills Station
West Muncie
Wheeling
Woodland Park
Woodlawn
Yorktown
Zehner Mill
I originally began researching the Towns and Post Offices of Delaware County in the 1980's.  For many years I kept that project separate.  I have now folded that material into these pages.  I have not pursued active research on the Post Offices, so the information presented dates back to the late 1980 time period.

I have included all the towns and post office names I have come across to this time. Some of the listings might not be actual towns, but might be a group of houses around a mill or general store. Mills and stores often-times were centers of trade and would possibly contain a post office. These listings also might include railroad stopping points. Some of the listings might also be areas that were platted and intended to become a future incorporated town but was swallowed up, or ceased to be fulfilled for one reason or another. If this is the case, and I know it I will indicate this in the data.

All of the listings have a significance to Delaware County in one way or another. The purpose of this research is to discover this significance and bring it to these pages.

Source List   -  

-  U.S. Postmaster Appointments, 1832-1971, Delaware County, Indiana (Ancestry.com Link) - Database Search Page -
-  "The Many Communities of Delaware County, Indiana" by Chris Flook.  The Bulletin (Delaware County Historical Society), Nov/Dec 2017 (Vol. 5, No. 6)

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Delaware County Offices
Delaware County Clerks Office  [Marriage, Divorce and Probate Records]
- 100 West Main Street - Muncie, IN 47305-2874    (765) 747-7726   Email
- Marriage Records Information
Delaware County Health Department [Birth & Death Certificates from abt 1882]
 - Delaware County Bldg., Room 207 - 100 West Main St. - Muncie, IN 47305-2874
Vital Records: 
http://www.co.delaware.in.us/department/division.php?fDD=7-13
   -  Uncertified Death Record, Hard Copy $10.00 (Oct 2013)
-  Application for Death Record:  http://www.co.delaware.in.us/egov/docs/1315333015_679138.pdf   (Doc1912.pdf)
Delaware County, Indiana - Government Page
 
 
 

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Delaware County Links
Delaware County Historical Society Web Page http://www.delawarecountyhistory.org/
 
Delaware County INGenWeb Project: 
1.  http://www.ingenweb.org/indelaware/county-2.html   (Lots of Links & Resources)
2.  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~indelawa/  (little content)
 
Delaware County - Genealogy and Family History (LinkPendium)
Delaware County History and Genealogy
Delaware County, Indiana [County History Preservation Society]
Delaware County GIS - Online Mapping
Muncie Sanborn Maps Online
Indiana Memory Project -
Lists Collections from: 
Allen County Public Library -
Ball State University -
Butler University -
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library -
Indiana Historical Society -
Indiana State Library -
IU PUI - Fort Wayne and Indianapolis
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library
Morrisson-Reeves Library
Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI)
Purdue University
Wabash Valley Visions & Voices
Delaware County History Resources Available at the Indiana State Library
Delaware County Collections at Indiana State Library
1909-1910 Rural Route Directory of Delaware County, Indiana
Delaware County Plat Book, 1957
Dick Greene:
   Our Neighborhood Newspaper Articles:  http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/GrnRchOrNgh
      Finding Aid:  http://www.bsu.edu/libraries/archives/findingaids/MSS001.pdf

   Spurgeon-Greene Photograph Collection:  http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/sg

Newspaper Article, 2 Nov 2013:  EN0642 (Muncie StarPress Online)  Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20131102/LIFESTYLE/311020012/Bracken-digitizes-Dick-Greene-s-work

 

Step Back in Time to Delaware County http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kellyrunyon/Stepbackintime.html
Delaware County Post Offices - (Accessed 29 July 2015)

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[001] Courthouses -
1st Courthouse:
-  Erected 1828 - Built of wood - destroyed by fire
2nd Courthouse:
-  Built 1837 - 45 feet square and 28 ft. tall - brick building - Built by John Morgan [The Delaware County Heritage Newsletter (Delaware County Historical Alliance), July/August 2002] - Includes drawing of the building - Doc2815.pdf
3rd County Courthouse:
-  Aug 1887 - 1966
-  Designed by Brentwood S. Tolan of Fort Wayne
-  Photo with caption:  [Album of Yesteryear, The Muncie Star, nd]  Doc2784.pdf
4th Courthouse:
-  1966-
Misc. Courthouse Info:
-  Bell purchased in 1848 from Buckeye Bell Foundry in Cincinnati, Ohio - 1000 pound, Bronze - The bell was used in the 2nd and 3rd Courthouses [The Muncie Star, 28 Feb 1982]

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[002] Roads -
-  "Delaware County Roads - Gravel a Great Improvement over Mud - Toll Roads to Free Roads" Article w/ maps - [DCHS Newsletter, Apr-June 2005, p 5]
 
 
 

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[003] Cemeteries - [S5] - [S6] -
Elizabethtown  
Elm Ridge  
Gardens of Memory  
   

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[004] Schools -
-  "Memorabilia of Early Delaware County Schools" by Debbie Clawson Bowers - The Indiana Genealogist, June 2014, (Vol. 25, No. 2), Page 35. 
-  Memorabilia of the Clawson Family who taught in various Delaware County Schools in the late 1800s and early 1900s
-  "1879:  We now have 124 schoolhouses in Delaware County, Outside the city of Muncie" (Muncie Times, 2 Oct 1879) - [DCHS Newsletter, July-Sept 2008, page 1]
-  Drawing of first school in Delaware County - North of New Burlington - [DCHS Newsletter, July-Sept 2008, page 5]
 
 
 

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[005] Maps -
1870:  Indiana Gazetteer:  (David Rumsey Map Collection) - Link,
1876 Map of Delaware County
1881 Delaware County Map
Atlas of Delaware County, Indiana, 1887
Delaware County Interactive Map
Delaware County, Indiana Detail Map - Shows towns large and small - Rockford Map Publishers, Plat Book 1952 - Doc2717.pdf
Delaware County Map, 1960 - Delaware County Genealogist, March 1992, page 5 - Doc2901.pdf
Sanborn Maps for Delaware County - IU Libraries - (Eaton, Muncie, Yorktown [See Muncie]) - (Accessed 4 Aug 2015)
 
 

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[006] Newspapers -
Jan 1899:  Muncie had three daily newspapers when the year 1899 began:  The Herald and The Times, published weekldy evenings, and the Muncie News, publishedevery morning. 

Source:  "Album of Yesteryear"  The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 3 Dec 1995
 
 
 

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[007] Railroads -
-  Interurban running between Muncie & New Castle running through Cowan, Oakville, Springport and Mount Summit   [S7]
 
 
 

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[008] Text -
 
 
 
 

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Misc. Info
Population:
1840:  8843 - [S2, p 240]
1850:  10,976  [S2, p 240]
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware County Infirmary:
-  "Fire at the Delaware County Infirmary" by Jennifer Lewis - Article and Photo - [DCHS Newsletter, May-June 2015]  Part 1 - Part 2 -
On The Banks of White River website (Delaware and Neighboring Indiana Counties)
 
Sources
 

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S1 "Along the Old Canal" - Anderson [Indiana] Herald-Bulletin, 3 Jan 2010, p C-3
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S2 Book:  Kemper, G W H. A Twentieth Century History of Delaware County Indiana. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co, 1908. Bk3012. Vol. 1
Vol. 2
S3 Book:  Lasley, Norma and the Delaware County Historical Society (Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana). Images of America: Delaware County. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2012. Bk3725  
S4 Book:  Hoosier Stories of his Boyhood Days in Indiana, as told by Dr. S. W. Heath, Handwritten and illustrated, 1909.  (Monroe Township, Delaware County, Indiana)  Bk3809

 

Link
S5 Book:  Cartwright, Rosaella and Elizabeth Modlin. Cemeteries in Delaware County, Indiana., Self-published, 1988. Bk2120
-  The County Cemeteries are listed by Township
-  Includes maps of each township with the various cemeteries marked.
-  Includes the location and driving directions to each cemetery.
-  Includes and alphabetical index
 
S6 Delaware County Cemetery Burial List (INGenWeb.org) - Link,  
S7 "Our Neighborhood" by Bill Spurgeon.  The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 19 Apr 1996
-  Stick City (South of Muncie on old State Road 3 - Walnut Street)
-  Interurban running between Muncie & New Castle running through Cowan, Oakville, Springport and Mount Summit
 
S8 "Our Neighborhood" by Bill Spurgeon, The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 10 and 15 Dec 1992 (Blacksmith Shops in Delaware County)  
S9 "Our Neighborhood"  by Bill Spurgeon, The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 6 and 8 May 1991 (Lodges in Delaware County)  
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