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Towns:   Eaton   -   Pittsburg   -   Shideler
Location
Coordinates:  4020′53″N
  8523′03″W  
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Other Names
Cemeteries:  [S2] -
Laird
Mount Zion Church
Union
Eaton:    

1874:  Sec 22 - Sec. 36 - [S7, page 17] -

Population:  (Including Eaton)
1870: 1244
1880: 1466   [S3, page 3]
Maps:
Hand-drawn Plat Maps:   1861 - 1862 - 1863 - 1865 - (Bracken Library Historical Maps Collection)
1870
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1874:  [S7, page 17] - Eaton (Sec 23, 24)  - Pittsburgh (Sec. 17) - Shideler (Sec. 35)  - Mississinewa River - Railroad -
1876:  [S4] -
1887:  Plat Map - S3,
Schools
1874:  Sec. 11, School #2 - School #6, Sec. 20 - School #12, Sec. 26 - [S7, page 17] -

Pipe Creek School:
   -  Students with caption, Sept 1914 - [Album of Yesteryear, The Muncie Star, 24 Apr 1988, p 10B] - Doc2745.pdf
   -  Location: NW Corner of Shideler Pike (CR 800N) and Nixon or Baxla Rd (CR800N) - [Album of Yesteryear, The Muncie Star, 15 March 1987, p 14D]
      -  Photo of students with names listed, 1915-16
   -  Photo of Students, Sept 1914, Grades 1-8 - [Album of Yesteryear, The Muncie Star, 24 Apr 1988, p 10B]
   -  Mary M. Brandt was a teacher at Pipe Creek School - [Album of Yesteryear, The Muncie Star, 24 Apr 1988, P 10B]
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Tile Works:  Sec. 8 - [S7, page 17] -
 
Union Township Delinquent Taxpayers, 1847 [Delaware County Genealogist and Historian, March 1996, p 15, 16] - Doc2739.pdf
Thrashing Bee Scene, 1922 - [Album of Yesteryear, The Muncie Star, 11 Jan 1987] - Doc2746.pdf
Francis Harris erected a cabin 1831, erected a mill on the Mississinewa River - [S8, p 288]
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Page 73:  Union Township
75:  First School
   - Teacher:  Miss Susan Handley, 1836-1837
   - Location:  SW Qtr of Sec. 24, owned by Junius McMillan, Now owned [1899] F. R. Foorman
   - Teacher, 1837:  William Campbell
76:  First Mill - Francis Harris, west half of NW Qtr, Sec 25
76B:  Photo of Eaton Park - Charles Brown, Manager - Shows slide into River
77:  First Church
78:  Eaton
80: Sec. 8, School #5, SW Qtr; Sec. 10, Smith Ditch; Sec. 11, L.E. & W Railroad; Sec. 11, School #2
81:  Sec. 14, "Hen Peck"
82:  Sec. 16, School #3, NE corner
83:  sec. 19, School #6, NE corner
84:  Sec 23, Eaton, School #1 in Eaton; Sec. 24, Eaton; Sec. 25, Eaton, Leard Cemetry, SW corner of East half of SE Qtr of Sec.
85:  Sec. 26, School #11, Also a church, SW corner; Sec 28, School #8, North side of Sec. at half Sec. line
86:  SEc 30, School #7, SE Corner; Sec. 33, School #9, Southwest
87:  1/2 of Shideler, Sec. 35; SEc. 36, School #10, NW corner; Has two post office towns
 
 
 

 

Sources
 

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S1 Google Maps  
S2 WikiPedia Article  
S3 An Atlas of Delaware County, Indiana. Philadelphia: Griffin, Gordon & Co, 1887, reprinted., Knightstown, Indiana: Mayhill Publications, 1971.  Bk1849

Plat Map, Union Township, page 18:  Doc2234.pdf

PDF Pages:
1 - Title
2 - West half of township
3 - East half of township
 
S4 Map: Delaware County, Indiana, 1876. (Published by Baskin, Forster & Co. Lakeside Building Chicago, 1876. Engraved & Printed by Chas. Shober & Co. Props. Of Chicago Lithographing Co.) David Rumsey Map Collection. http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~23110~790090:Map-of-Delaware-County---Published-#  Accessed, 27 Feb 2012. Acc002078/Ph9386-001 to 041.jpg

Detail: Union Township

 

From 1876 - Delaware County Map


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S5 Map:  Asher, Adams & Higgins. New Topographical Atlas and Gazetteer of Indiana, multiple counties including Delaware, Blackford, Madison, and Hamilton and others. Indianapolis: Higgins & Ryan, 1870, pages 19, 20. David Rumsey Map Collection. http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~33585~1171285:New-topographical-atlas-and-gazette?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No#  Accessed 28 Feb 2012. Acc002079/Ph9387.jpg

Map Detail:  Union Township, Delaware County

 
 
S6 BookRoad Names of Delaware County, Indiana. Muncie, Indiana: Delaware County Historical Society, 2005. Bk3641, page 18  
S7 BookMap of Delaware County Indiana: Indexed and Printed in Atlas Form from 1874 Wall Map. Original: Philadelphia: A.L. Klingman, 1874. Reprint: Muncie, Indiana: D & N Research, 1989. Bk3642  
S8 Helm, T. B. (Thomas B). History of Delaware County, Indiana: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. Kingman Brothers, 1881 (Reprint, 1976), Bk1595  
S9 "Delaware County's Delinquent Taxpayers of 1842" - Delaware County, Genealogist and Historian, March 1995, page 13 - Doc2904.pdf  
S10 "Delaware County Delinquent Taxpayers of 1847"  Transcribed by Joyce Colleen Libes.  Delaware County Genealogist and Historian, March 1996, pages 15, 16 - Doc2908.pdf  
S11 Ellis, John S. Our County: [Delaware County, Indiana] Its History and Early Settlement by Townships. (1890). Evansville, Indiana: Whipporwill Publications, Reproduction, 1987. Bk2082.    Read Online -  
S12 Flook, Chris. Lost Towns of Delaware County, Indiana. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2019. Bk4212

http://lostdelawarecounty.chrisflook.org/
 
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