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Daleville Community Park - Marathon Filling Station - Index and Timeline -

Town of Daleville, Indiana  1997 & 1998 (Scrapbook containing photocopies of news articles, some photos of Daleville in 1998 plus documents relating to the building of the Park Gazebo)

Masonic Lodge:  I-004, I-005,
NE corner Walnut St. & Daleville Rd.:  I-003,
Pure Oil Station:  I-002,
Street Scene (Dec 2005) - Walnut St. just south of Ind 32, east side - all these buildings are now gone (July 2017) - Doc4292.pdf
TOD = Town of Daleville
Wells Fargo Building:  I-001,

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[001] Location:  Salem Township, Delaware County, Indiana
[S7] - [S18]-

Coordinates:  40░7′15″N
85░33′32″W  [S1]

CR 500S, 892W; Daleville and Bell Creek Rd  [001]

[002] Other Names
Dalesville:  [S15] - [S17] -
[003] Central Indiana Canal:
- Good article - mainly focuses on Madison County - but mentions Daleville  [S5] -
- Canal constructed by the Anderson Hydraulic Company  [S16]
-  "A Century Ago: The canals and our first Riot: Part IV of the Series", by David Fanagan - Madison County Monthly, Feb 1993, page 16  - Doc2676.pdf
-  "A Grand Idea goes Kaput" (Hydraulic canal between Daleville and Anderson, 1869-1874) - Anderson Herald Bulletin, 5 June 2016, page D3 - Doc3536.pdf
[004] Date Platted: 1838 (incorporated 1982)

19 Nov 1838:  Plat Map for "Dales Ville".  Two spellings:  Campbell Dail and Campbell Dale.  Streets:  Dale, Washington, Water, Main, Pearl - each 30 ft. wide -  [S17] -

Aug 1982:  "Daleville:  It's Indiana's Newest Town as Compromise is Reached"  [S21]

 
1915:  "Morticians Jones & Polhemus at Daleville advertised in 1915 that they carried 'fine funeral furnishings.' The firm also dealt in other furniture, stoves, carpets, rugs, linoleum and picture frames,...." [S13, Apr 1994]
Population
1887
297 [S8, page 3]
 
Maps:
1837
:  Dalesville & Summitsport   [S20, map 13-7]
1838: 
Dalesville - [S28]
1870
:  "Dalesville" [S15] -
1874:  Town Plat Map (No Street Names Shown) - Business Directory  [S25 p 20] -
1876:  "Daleville"  [S14] -
 
Post Office Data
Zip Code: 47334
Post Office Established: 1 Sep 1857
Post Office Closed:

Post Office Locations:
1887:  Walnut Street, west side, second building south of present-day St. Rd. 32  [S18] -
2012: 7924 S. Walnut St.  [S18] -

July 1990:  "... the council [Daleville Town Council] learned from Postmaster Sherry Murphy that the town's post office lobby had been closing at 5pm because of recent vandalism.  The lobby had previously been open 24 hours a day."  [S22]

Daleville Rural Routes:  established 8 Nov 1897 - One Carrier - Population served:  275 - length:  16 miles  [S2, p 220]
-  Rural Free Delivery started about 1898, Charles Lambert Carrier  [S11, pdf page 12]
   -  1900:  Charles Hayes carrier in Winter, Otho H. Brandon in the summer  [S11, pdf page 12]
   -  1902:  William B. VanMatre Carried - Retired 1 Apr 1934)  [S11, pdf page 12]
   -  1906:  Rural Route #2 started, John E. Scott, Carrie  [S11, pdf page 12]
   -  Apr 1917:  Omar L. Laird, Carrier  [S11, pdf page 12]
   -  1 Apr 1934:  Rural Route #1 & #2 consolidated
      - Omar L. Laird, Carrier - 20 Miles Long [S11, pdf page 12]
   -  12 Oct 1974:  Routes 1 & 2 Divided into two routes  [S11, pdf page 12]
      -  Route #1:  55 miles
      -  Route #2:  24 miles

-  "Daleville Post Office"  [S11, pdf page 12]
-  "Local Post Office Established 1857" - Doc2796.pdf
-  Postmark Description [S3, p 432]

Postmasters

Abraham Depboye - [1]
William Suman -- 1 Sep 1857
George Campbell Leathers -- 26 Nov 1858
Ezekiel McCall -- 8 Jun 1859
James Gray -- 20 Jan 1864
Andrew J. Cornelius -- 19 Mar 1867
James Gray -- 4 Feb 1869 (2nd Appt) - Died 17 Apr 1902 [S2, p 197]
William W Cornelius -- 12 Dec 1870
Henry C. Summers -- 14 Feb 1870
Hiram B. Brattain -- 6 Jan 1871
John Price -- 9 Oct 1871
J.P. Shoemaker -- 6 Sep 1872 | 
   - (Father's biography(John) [S27, p 287]
   - Jonas, brother of John - 
      -  ["Sixth Generation Given Baptism" - The Muncie Star, 3 June 1987] - Doc2793.pdf
      -  Jonas Shoemaker Home [The Muncie Star, 5 July 1987] - Doc2794.pdf
Samuel B. Garrett -- 27 Apr 1874
George O. Suman -- 28 Oct 1885
James Gray -- 29 Apr 1889 (3rd Appt)
N. Newton Barnard -- 8 Oct 1890
Charles W. Fletcher -- 29 Apr 1893 - Brother-in-Law of Charles H. Forrest [S11]
Charles F. Diltz -- 8 Apr 1897
Charles H. Forrest -- 26 Aug 1901 - Brother-in-Law of Charles W. Fletcher [S11]
Frank E. Barber -- 11 Oct 1904
Riley M. Shoemaker -- 30 Apr 1910 - Died in Office (23 Feb 1916)
Earle C. Stewart -- 13 May 1916
Rosco N. Shrayer [Roscoe Shroyer]-- 20 Oct 1921  [S19, page 19]
Jesse E. Green -- 4 Jun 1930
Earl C. Stewart -- 15 May 1935 (2nd Appt)
Valentine Feely -- 30 Nov 1945
Robert L. Williams -- 16 Jul 1947
Fred L. Mathews -- 26 Feb 1977-1986
Sherry Murphy -- [S22] - 1986-
Nina Gross -

[1]  "A. Depboye Our Postmaster 1838
About 1838 Abraham Depboye came here from Rockingham County, Virginia and had a store and postoffice where now stands the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Tom McAllister.  Mr. Depboye served as lawyer and banker too.   He was an uncle of the late John J. Hurley and the great uncle of our present B. H. Hurley, Sr., and great, great uncle of our Dr. John Hurley.  Next to the postoffice was the first blacksmith shop run by James Skinner."  [Daleville Centennial news, nd, page 3
 
Schools
1887:  School located at corner of Walnut St. and Daleville Rd. (CR500S)   [S8, p 20] - [S18] -
1901:  Four-room school - [S2, p 252]
2012:  Daleville High School, 2012:  8400 S. Bronco Dr. (Opened about 1957) - [S18] -
2012:  Daleville Elementary School:  8600 S. Bronco Dr.  [S18] -

-  Daleville School, 1921 - Photo of School buses lined up in front of school - [Album of Yesteryear - The Muncie Star, 9 Jan 1977] - Doc2792.pdf
-  "Daleville Schools Poised for Growth"  [The Herald Bulletin (Anderson, Indiana), 22 July 1994] - Doc2799.pdf
-  Daleville Class of 1929 - [Album of Yesteryear, The Muncie Star, 16 Apr 1989, page 13C] - Doc2800.pdf
-  Daleville Girls Basketball Team, 1925, 26 - [Muncie Evening Press (Muncie, Indiana), 13 Nov 1976, page 10T] - Doc2803.pdf
-  Daleville School building being torn down - Photo and caption [Muncie Evening Press, nd] - Doc2812.pdf
Cemeteries:
U.B. Church Cemetery:  1887 - Northeast corner of S Walnut and Daleville Rd. (CR500S) - [S8, p 20] - [S18] -

Dale Family Cemetery
 
Churches:
U.B. Church (United Brethren):  [S19, p 20] -
-  "It was found by a demolition crew while they were tearing down the old building.  When the EUB vacated the building, it was sold to the Daleville Lions Club.  They in turn recently sold it to the Daleville Masonic Lodge.  The Masons had the building demolished to provide additional parking area for the Lodge."  [S19, p 17] - 

"The first church house was built about 1861 and the cost was about $1200.00.  It was remodeled in the year 1894."  [S19, p 18]

List of pastors beginning in 1874 up to 1922 - [S19, p 18] -

"Cornerstone Box of U. B. Church Opened, 1982 - Daleville" - Abstracted by Jane Kyhl Beekman - Delaware County Genealogist and Historian, March 1996, page17 - Doc2909.pdf

Christian Church:  [S19, p 20] -
- [S2, p 458] -
- Located on Daleville Rd, north side - [S8, p 20]

Daleville M. E. Church:  [S19, p 20] -
- Organized 16 Aug 1894 at the home of J.C. Dale - 1895 a church was constructed on South Main St., Daleville and dedicated Jan 1896.  The building cost $2500.00 -  [S2, p 440]
 
Daleville United Methodist Church:
-  "History of the Daleville United Methodist Church" by Jane Kyhl Beekman.  Delaware County Genealogist and Historian, June 1996, Vol. 5, No. 2, page 33 - Doc2858.pdf

Fraternal Organizations:

Improved Order of Red Men: Delaware Tribe No. 77 - Organized 18 Oct 1887 - [S2, p 517]

Lions Club

Masons

Campbell Dale:

10 Jan 1827
:  Campbell Dale purchased land on which Daleville sits today  [S16]
-  "The Life of Campbell Dale: His Ancestors and Heirs" [S11, pdf page 4]
-  Photo of Campbell Dale's Grave - [S11, pdf page 5]
-  Last will and Testament of Campbell Dale [S11, pdf page 6]
-  "Campbell Dale", by Karen Good - The Bulletin (Delaware County Historical Society, Muncie, Indiana) - May/June 2016


"Campbell Dale was also one of the prominent early settlers of the township, and his name is perpetuated in the village of Daleville, which was founded by his heirs.  On the 10th of January, 1827, he entered the east half of the northwest quarter of Section 12, and, in March of the same year, entered the southeast quarter, and part of the northeast quarter of Section 1, in Township 19 north, Range 8 east."  [S27, p 283]
Daleville's Business, Professional and Church Roster, dated 21 Oct 1923:  [S19, page 19] -
C.W. Suman - Groc. & Dry Goods
Geo. H. Mingle - Groc. & Dry Goods
Ballinger & Richman - Groceries & Meats
Raymond McAllister - Groceries & Garage
Wilbur Pohemus - Funeral Dir. & Furniture
Arthur Schlegel - Hardware & Tin Shop
Joseph Rinker - Bakery & Restaurant
Jesse Green Prop. - Daleville Drug Co.
Hugh Stewart - Candy & Soft Drinks
Ora Price - Meat Shop
J. N. Barnard, cash.  Commercial Bank
Roscoe Shroyer, P.M. - Post Office
Mr. Myers - Telephone Exchange
Shoemaker & Shroyer - Grain Elevator
James Fetrow - Lumber & Mill Work
 
W.E. Var(s)binder - Sawmill & Lumber
Frank Jenkins - Wagon Shop & Coal
Paul Fetig - Fetig Canning Co.
Will Swigert - Soft Drinks & Pool Rm
Tom Pence - Soft Drinks & Pool Room
David Sheets - Shoe Cobbler
Groves & Rather - Garage
W.W. Cox - Barber
E. H. O'Bryant, Barber
Jesse Rader - Blacksmith
Pioneer Plant Food Co.
C.H. Wasson, Agent - Big Four R.R.
Paul Brattain, Agent - Traction Sub Station
John Barkdull, Operator - Indiana Ice & Dairy Station
Dr. W.S. Brandon
Dr. O. A. Tucker
Dr. Clem Potts - Chiropractor
June 1992:  " 'Newest town' searches for old documents"  [S23]
Jan 1996:  "Daleville submits grant application for water system"  [S24, 27 Jan 1996, p 2C]
Sept 2014:  "Daleville Lions Club Folding after 54 years" by Zach Osowski -  Anderson Herald Bulletin, 30 Sept 2014, Page A-3 - Doc2426.pdf
1838:  Abraham Deploye from Rockingham County, Virginia started a store and post office.  Next to the post office was a blacksmith shop of James Skinner  [S11]
1884:  S. B. (Samuel) Garrett was a druggist and postmaster  [S11]
Daleville Tile Factory 1886 - Photo about 1902 - Doc2797.pdf
-  Owner:  Benjamin F. Lefter
-  Daleville Tile Factory - Photo of Mrs. Marion Davis with a tile and Caption - Doc2809.pdf
Incorporation:|
-  3 March 1905:  "Daleville petitions for incorporation, having 799 inhabitants in limits; petition os granted March 10, 1905."  [S2, p 203]
-  28 Mar 1905:  "Election on incorporation question:  90 for, 90 against, 1 in doubt. "The election was really a contest between the saloon and anti-saloon forcers, the former desiring incorporation." [S2, p 204]
-  "To Incorporate or Not?:  Even after 134 Years is Daleville a Town?"  Anderson Herald (Anderson, Indiana), 13 Aug 1972] - Doc2801.pdf
-  "Daleville Wants to be Incorporated" by Mary Hardin [ Muncie Evening Press (Muncie, Indiana), 4 May 1981] - Doc2802.pdf
-  "County to act on Daleville Incorporation" - [Muncie Evening Press (Muncie, Indiana), 17 Aug 1982] - Doc2810.pdf
-  "Daleville - Chesterfield Agreement Announced" - [Muncie Evening Press (Muncie, Indiana), 11 Aug 1982] - Doc2811.pdf

Daleville, Misc:
-  EUB Church Photo with caption - Doc2804.pdf
-  Main Street looking North, abt 1900 - Photo and caption - Doc2805.pdf
-  Daleville, Main St., Looking South from St. Rd. 32, early 1900s - [Album of Yesteryear - The Muncie Star, nd] - Doc2791.pdf
-  New Grade School - Photo and caption - Doc2806.pdf
-  Calvert Canning Factory Building - Photo and Caption - Doc2807.pdf
-  Glass Factory Chimney - Photo and Caption - Doc2808.pdf
-  "Some Daleville Firsts" [S11, pdf page 7
-  "Daleville Industry" [S11, pdf page 10]
-  "List of Daleville Businessmen, 1884"  [S11, pdf page 11]
-  "Daleville Historical Society Formed"  [The Muncie Star, 4 March 1988] - Doc2789.pdf
-  Fenwick Farm - Daleville (Alta Fenwick Pictured) - [The Muncie Star, 5 July 1987] - Doc2790.pdf
-  "A Town on the Move:  Daleville Organizes Development Committee to attract Small Businesses to a Small Town" [The Muncie Star, 14 Feb 1988, Page 1D] - Doc2798.pdf
-  Daleville Bricks - Martin Davis - Daleville Brick Company - Daleville Sand and Lime Brick Company -  Doc2813.pdf
- 6 Jan 1904:   "Daniels and Overman Flour Mill at Daleville built by Peter A. Helvie in 1874 burns" - [S2, p 200]
-  7 Sept 1903:  "Ideal Stove and Foundry Burns, $60,000 loss"  [S2, p 199]
-  Downtown Daleville - Photo & short article - shows railroad and grain elevator - [DCHS Newsletter, Nov-Dec 1999]
-  "Tidbits about Daleville" by Karen Good - The Bulletin (Delaware County Historical Society, Muncie, Indiana) - May/June 2016
   -  Photo of the Daleville Brick Company, 1900
-  Daleville Bank Robbery - Dillinger - The StarPress, 6 Dec 2005 - Doc4292.pdf
Daleville had two railroad stations, both on Walnut St.  One still standing at the NW corner of Ind 67 & Walnut, site of Marathon Gas Station [Our Neighborhood, The Muncie Star, 28 May 1993]
Daleville Library - Opened May 1998 - by Bob and Imogene Taylor as a gift to the community - Doc4287.pdf
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sources, Misc:  [S3 page 923] - [S6 page 36] - [S8 pages 3, 17, 20] - [S9 page 226] - [S10 page 36] - [S11] - [S12] - [S13] - [S26 pages 21-32] -

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Sources
 

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S1 Google Maps  
S2 Kemper, G.W.H., M.D., ed. A Twentieth Century History of Delaware County Indiana, 1908; reprint ed., Evansville, Indiana: Whippoorwill Publications, 1984.  Bk3012.  
S3 Baker, J. David. The Postal History of Indiana, Vol. 2. Louisville, Ky: Leonard H. Hartman, 1976, Bk3010.

Repositories:  Bracken Library, Ball State University and Anderson Public Library
 
S4 WikiPedia Article  
S5 "Along the Old Canal" - Anderson [Indiana] Herald-Bulletin, 3 Jan 2010, p C-3  Ph7789.jpg
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Doc0791.pdf
S6 Baker, J. David. The Postal History of Indiana, Microfiche. Louisville, Ky: Leonard H. Hartman, 1976, Bk3010.

Repositories:  Bracken Library, Ball State University and Anderson Public Library
 
S7 Map of Delaware County, Indiana. Compiled by H. Lester Janney. Revised by Ward M. Harlan, 1965  
S8 An Atlas of Delaware County, Indiana. Philadelphia: Griffing, Gordon & Co, 1887, reprint ed., Knightstown, Indiana: Mayhill Publications, 1971,  Bk1849.  
S9 United States Official Postal Guide. Boston: H.O. Houghton and Company, April 1875, Bk1548.  
S10 Greene, Richard A. Muncie and Delaware County: An Historical Sketch. Muncie, Indiana: Delaware County Historical Society, 1965, Bk1872.  
S11 Three Cheers for 200 Years. Daleville, Indiana: Salem Township Bicentennial Committee, 1976, Bk1867. - Doc2788.pdf  
S12 Anderson Herald-Bulletin, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, 26 Jun 1992  
S13 Our Neighborhood. Muncie, Indiana: The Muncie Star,  
S14 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: Daleville, Salem Township

 

From 1876 - Delaware County Map


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S15 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:  Salem Township, Delaware County

 
S16 Newsletter Article: "Present Site of Daleville Fixed by Dale's Plot". Delaware County Heritage Newsletter (Delaware County Historical Alliance, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana), Vol. 15, No. 6, 19 December 2000. [Page 3] (Originally appeared in "Daleville Centennial News", Vol. 1, No. 1, Tuesday, 1 Nov 1938)

Extract:
   "On January 10, 1827 Campbell Dale purchased on half of section 12 from the U.S. Government, including the northeast quarter (three fourths of which is now within the corporate limits of Daleville) The east half of the southeast quarter and the east half of the northwest quarter.
   This act established the present site for Daleville and about this same time an attempt was made to establish a village or a port of trade by damming White River and feeding a canal.
   The Anderson Hydraulic Company undertook the building of this canal which followed White River and was to furnish transportation for intake and outlet of tradeable goods.  The name for the prospective town was Summits Port and is said to have been located on the river near the Roy Schlegel, Henry Bronnenberg or John Bronnenberg farms.
   Few buildings went up however, for when the water was turned in, it was all lost before it reached Anderson and the canal venture was lost.  Many of us have had lots of fun picnicking and fishing on the banks of Whte River, and our sons have learned to swim 'down at the ole dam.' "

Dale's grave site located at, 8110 Sorghum St., erected by Mrs. Ed Huffman

 

 
S17 Plat Map for Dales ville.  Delaware County Deed Book Vol. 2-C, page 357.  Reproduced in Delaware County Genealogist and Historian, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 1995, page 25.  Original Record:  Archives and Special Collections, Bracken Library, Ball State University, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. Doc0795.pdf
S18 Google Custom Map "Salem Township, Delaware County, Indiana" Link
S19 Newsletter Article:  "Cornerstone Box of U. B. Church Opened, 1982 - Daleville"  Abstracted by Jane Kyhl Beekman.  Delaware County Genealogist and Historian, March 1996, pages 17-20.  Doc2909.pdf

Note:  The contents of this box are housed at the Daleville United Methodist Church

 
S20 Bracken Library Special Collections. Ball State University.  
S21 Newspaper Article:  Muncie Evening Press, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, 20 Aug 1982.  
S22 Newspaper Article:  Muncie Star, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, 3 July 1990. Doc0799.pdf
S23 Newspaper Article:  "Newest Town searches fro old documents"  [Daleville] - Anderson Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, 26 June 1992,  page B1. Doc0800.pdf
S24 Newspaper:  Muncie Star, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana  
S25 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  
S26 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  
S27 Book:  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  
S28 "Delaware County's Delinquent Taxpayers of 1842" - Delaware County, Genealogist and Historian, March 1995, page 13 - Doc2904.pdf  
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I-001 I-002 I-003 I-004 I-005 I-006
 
Old Wells Fargo building,
NE corner of 3rd and Pleasant Streets
7 Sept 2014
Old Pure Oil Station,
Walnut St.
NE corner of Walnut St.
and Daleville Rd.
Daleville Masonic Lodge Daleville Masonic Lodge  
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