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Mulford School Roll of Honor – 1880

Roll of Honor of the Mulford School in Sparta Township, Dearborn County, Indiana appeared in:
Lawrenceburg Register – 23 Dec 1880 – Page 4, Column 4

Roll of Honor of the Mulford School, Sparta township, Dist. No 1:


  • Tommy Barkley
  • Charley Cartwright
  • Morton Mulford
  • Ed Tavelin
  • Benny Mulford
  • Walter Mulford
  • Nora Cartwright


  • Katie Shutts
  • Clara Turner
  • Barbara Carmichael
  • Ella Vanderlaan
  • Carrie Windthorst
  • Alice Cartwright
  • Frank Griffin
  • Fred Windthorst


  • Sarah Carmichael
  • Stanley Turner
  • Gusta Wilkenning
  • Ella Vanderlaan
  • Dora Wilkenning
  • Ella Carmichael


Sparta Township District 5 School Report – 1879

Report of District 5 School in Sparta Township, Dearborn County, Indiana in 1879 appeared in:

Lawrenceburg Register – 13 Nov 1879 – Page 4, Column 2

The following report of the school in Sparta township, Dist. 5, for the month ending Nov. 7th:

The following pupils have not been absent during the month:

  • Ada Johnson
  • Martha Chamberlain
  • Bennie Johnson
  • Walter Johnson
  • Ernest Feller
  • David Feller

Dearborn County Heavy Taxpayers – 1879

Heavy taxpayers for 1879 in Dearborn County, Indiana appeared in:
Lawrenceburg Register – 27 Feb 1879 – Page 4, Column 3

The following named persons and corporations pay upwards of $100 in taxes on taxable property at the county Treasurer’s office:


  • George A Briggs
  • Mary A. Cheatham
  • James Dair
  • William and Charles Dair
  • Dair Brothers
  • Rebecca Fox
  • George Kocher
  • George W. Keen & Co.
  • Solomon Longnecker
  • George W. Mettler
  • James W. Pattinger
  • White Water Valley Railroad Co.


  • James M. Blasdel
  • Harrison Dawson
  • Abiah Hayes
  • James Liddell
  • John Fred Meyer
  • Ferris J. Nowlin
  • Enoch B. Nowlin
  • Ambrose E. Nowlin
  • Jacob Z. Nowlin
  • George W. Robinson
  • John Shanks
  • I. C. & L. Railroad


  • T. T. Annis
  • Joseph H. Burkam
  • Jacob B. Chase
  • B. & L. Daniels
  • Margaret Daily
  • Priscilla Garrison
  • David Guard’s heirs
  • Abiah Hayes
  • Joseph Hayes’ estate
  • Ezra G. Hayes
  • Anthony Halverstadt’s heirs
  • Joseph Hayes Sr.
  • Leah Hayes
  • John R. Hannah
  • Bulah Lowe
  • Brower Ludlow
  • Lee Ann B. Ludlow
  • Omer T. Ludlow
  • George T. Ludlow’s heirs
  • Anson Marshall’s heirs
  • Daniel S. Major’s heirs
  • Thomas Mason
  • Enoch H. Miller
  • Job Miller
  • Joseph H. Miller
  • David Nevitt
  • George Nevitt
  • William T. Pate
  • Rezin Reese
  • Amos Reese
  • Martha Reese
  • John Reese’s heirs
  • Eleanor Rowland
  • Rezin Reese (in trust)
  • Isabella Watts
  • Nancy West
  • O. & M. Railroad
  • I. C. & L. Railroad


  • E. B. Dobell
  • Garnier & Dobell
  • Ezra G. Hayes
  • Francis Lang
  • J. H. Marsh
  • William Probasco
  • W. P. and Geo. Squibb
  • N. J. Walsh
  • I. C. & L. Railroad


  • William H. Baker
  • Peter Bidner
  • John Bidner
  • Samuel W. Conger
  • Zeph Heustis
  • Joseph Hall
  • Elias Heustis
  • Joseph Johnston
  • Gen. S. Jaquith
  • Robert Mason
  • John Rumsey
  • Henry Shater
  • Charles Sutton
  • James Walser
  • Henry Wood
  • John D. Windhorst
  • I. C. & L. Railroad


  • Cornelius Vanhorn
  • I. C. & L. Railroad


  • B. Hammerle


  • Claudius Anderson
  • P. & C. Weis
  • I. C. & L. Railroad


  • John D. Abraham
  • Joseph H. Burkam
  • Joseph Brandt
  • James Burk
  • First National Bank
  • John Callahan
  • Maria Deuschle
  • Otho W. Dowden
  • E. B. Dobell
  • Harriett Dunn
  • D. W. C. Fitch
  • J. H. Gaff & Co.
  • Barbara Garnier
  • John B. Garnier
  • Leah Hayes
  • Isaac Hayes
  • William Huber
  • Walter Hayes’ heirs
  • Johann J. Hauck
  • John Hornberger
  • Nancy Hayes
  • W. P. James
  • Gustave Kestner
  • Lawrenceburgh Furniture Co.
  • Lawrenceburgh Gas Co.
  • Lawrenceburgh Mill Co.
  • Miami Valley Furniture Co.
  • Mary Miller
  • C. O’Brien’s heirs
  • Ohio valley Coffin Co.
  • Reese H. Parry
  • People’s Bank
  • Roots & Co.
  • S. Strasburger
  • Rudolph Walters
  • Squire Watts
  • I. C. & L. Railroad


  • Aurora Gas Co.
  • Aurora Iron and Nail Co.
  • J J Backman’s estate
  • Wm. Brewington
  • First National Bank
  • John Cobb
  • Robert Criswell
  • Josiah Chambers
  • O. P. Cobb
  • Chambers, Stevens & Co.
  • Sarah Criswell
  • O. P. Cobb & Co.
  • Thomas Gaff
  • Wm. E. Gibson
  • Gaff & Co.
  • T. & J. W. Gaff & Co.
  • Abram Lozier
  • O. & M. Railroad
  • Stedman & Co.
  • W. T. Stevens
  • Alexina M. Smith
  • George W. Taylor
  • Richard T. Winkley
  • James Wymond


  • John Billingsley
  • John Cobb
  • O. P. Cobb
  • Albert Carson
  • Melville Cannon
  • James Greer
  • James W. Gaff
  • A. D. Hopping
  • E. J. Hamilton
  • Ezra G. Hayes
  • Fred H. Lange
  • V. Lindsay and others
  • Perry Small
  • James Vail
  • Francis Worley
  • O. & M. Railroad


  • Elizabeth Squibb
  • O. & M. Railroad


  • Conaway Bainum
  • Henry C. Busse
  • Josiah Chambers
  • James C. Cordry
  • John Crozier
  • Cyrus Canfield
  • John Speidel
  • O. & M. Railroad


  • Sandford Mendel
  • Thomas Record


  • Hanson D. Moore
  • Indiana Moore


  • Joseph Beckett
  • Preston Conaway
  • Aaron Pursell


  • Garrett Bosse
  • John F. Leucking


  • Jesse H. Cooper
  • John W. Greer
  • Leander Lindsay
  • Enoch M. Lindsay
  • George Randell
  • D. W. C. Wilbur
  • Benjamin Wilson

There are no person in Logan township who pay $100 or upwards in taxes.

Dearborn County Heavy Taxpayers – 1878

A list of heavy taxpayers for 1878 in Dearborn County, Indiana appeared in:
Lawrenceburg Register – 7 Feb 1878 – Page 3, Column 3

Heavy Tax-Payers in Dearborn County.
The following is a list of all persons and companies who pay over one hundred dollars taxes in this county—not including city taxes:


  • J H Burkam
  • James Burk
  • John Callahan
  • J P Chew
  • O W Dowden
  • E B Dobell
  • P J Emmert
  • Geo B Fitch
  • D W C Fitch
  • Jno H Gaff & Co.
  • Jno B Garnier
  • Barbara Garnier
  • Leah Hayes
  • Isaac Hayes
  • Wm Huber
  • Walter Hayes’ heirs
  • J J Hauck
  • Jno Hornberger
  • W P James
  • Gus A Kastner
  • Joseph Brandt
  • Elizabeth Kohlermann
  • Marsh & Ewbank
  • Mary Miller
  • C O’Brien’s heirs
  • R H Parry
  • Jacob Rief
  • O T Stockman
  • Anton Schneider
  • S Strasburger
  • C H W Werneke
  • R Walter
  • Squire Watts
  • Jas D Willis
  • Harriet Dunn
  • Isabel Watts


  • Caroline Backman
  • Wm Brewington
  • John Cobb
  • John Cobb & Co.
  • O P Cobb & Co.
  • Robt Criswell
  • Josiah Chambers
  • O P Cobb
  • Chambers, Stevens & Co.
  • John A Conwell
  • E H Davis, trustee
  • Thomas Gaff
  • George Griffin
  • W E Gibson
  • Gaff & Co.
  • T & J W Gaff & Co.
  • W E Gibson & Co.
  • M Haring
  • Abram Lozier
  • John Langley’s estate
  • W W Lamar
  • Langtree and Haynes
  • Stedman & Co.
  • John Spidell
  • Will F Stevens
  • George Sutton
  • Alexina M Smith
  • Henry W Smith
  • Geo W Taylor
  • James Wymond
  • Samuel Wymond & Co.


  • John Billingsly
  • John Cobb
  • O P Cobb
  • Strawder Cheek
  • Albert Carson
  • Melville Cannon
  • Andrew Cutter
  • James W Gaff
  • A D Hopping
  • Emerine J Hamilton
  • Ezra G Hayes
  • Fred H Lange
  • Vachel Lindsay
  • G W Mitchell
  • Fred Probst
  • Perry Small
  • Joseph Trester
  • James Vail and others
  • Francis Worley


  • Eliza Squibb


  • Con Bainum
  • Wm Brewington
  • H C Busse
  • Josiah Chambers
  • J C Cordry
  • James Clements
  • John Crozier
  • Cyrus Canfield
  • Wm H Small


  • Jno Hawkswell
  • Sandford Mendel
  • Thomas Record
  • John Spidell
  • H D Moore


  • Joseph Beckett
  • Pres Conaway
  • James W Gaff
  • Jno S Matthews
  • Aaron Purcell


  • Garret Bosse
  • John F Sicking
  • H Olmansick


  • Elizabeth Cole
  • John R Cole
  • Elijah Greer
  • John M Greer
  • Geo F Gibbons
  • Elijah Herron
  • E M Lindsay
  • Leander Lindsay
  • Geo W Lane
  • John McConnell
  • George Randall
  • Geo F Randall
  • Martin Trester
  • D W C Wilbur
  • John P Walker
  • Benj Wilson
  • Jacob Zinn


  • A Briggs Jr.
  • James Bradford
  • Mary A Cheatham
  • James Dair
  • William & Chas E Dair
  • George Kocher
  • George W Keen & Co.
  • Sol Longnecker
  • Geo W Metter
  • Armitage Morgan
  • William McManaman
  • Jas M Pattinger
  • Francis Swales
  • Barney Simonson
  • Timothy Thomas


  • Chris Krite
  • W H Swales


  • Jas M Blasdel
  • Chas Boughton
  • H Dawson
  • Abiah Hayes
  • Wm Huddleston
  • Jos M Harper
  • Jos A Jackson
  • R C Jackson
  • James Liddle
  • Thomas Miller’s estate
  • John F Meyer
  • F J Nowlin
  • E B Nowlin
  • A E Nowlin
  • Silas Nowlin
  • Jacob Z Nowlin
  • Geo W Robinson
  • John Shanks’ estate


  • T T Annis
  • John Peckenhold
  • Ruth Bell Buell
  • Henry Bookhorst
  • J H Burkam
  • Jacob E Chase
  • Wm A Daniels
  • Belinda and Sarah A Daniels
  • Margeret P Dailey
  • D W C Fitch
  • Priscilla Garrison
  • David Guard’s heirs
  • Rebecca Guard
  • Lucy Guard
  • George Hayes
  • Abiah Hayes
  • Walter Hayes’ estate
  • Henry Hillman
  • Joseph Hayes’ estate
  • Ezra G Hayes
  • Anthony Halberstatt’s heirs
  • John R Hanna
  • Joseph Hayes Jr.’s estate
  • Leah Hayes
  • Beulah Lowe
  • Brower Ludlow
  • Leah Ann B Ludlow
  • Omer T Ludlow
  • Ed S Ludlow
  • Geo T Ludlow
  • Anson Marshall
  • Robert Mason
  • Daniel S Major’s estate
  • Thomas Mason
  • James McKinney
  • Job Miller Jr.
  • Enoch H Miller
  • Joseph H Miller
  • David Nevitt
  • George Nevitt
  • Wm T Pate
  • Rezin Rees
  • Amos Rees
  • Martha Rees
  • John Rees’ heirs
  • Ernst Reinking
  • Eleanor Rowland
  • Sam B Sanks
  • Isabella Watts
  • Nancy West


  • E B Dobell
  • Harriet Dobell
  • Joseph Groff
  • Garnier & Dobell
  • Ezra G Hayes
  • Francis Lang
  • J H Marsh
  • Wm Probasco
  • Wm P & G W Squibb
  • N J Walsh


  • James Aiken
  • W H Baker
  • Fred Bellman
  • Peter Bidner
  • John Bidner
  • Sam’l W Conger
  • Gersham Dunn
  • Joseph Hall
  • Elias Heustis
  • Joseph Johnson
  • Gen S Jaquith
  • Geo M Lozier
  • Perry Orndorf
  • John Ramsey
  • Henry Shuter
  • Charles Sutton
  • James Walser
  • Henry R Wood
  • J D Windhorst


  • C Van Horn


  • B Hammerle


  • Claud Anderson
  • Michael Hoff
  • P & C Weis

Sparta Township Fighting Boys in Blue – 1868

The list of Fighting Boys in Blue in Sparta Township, Dearborn County, Indiana in 1868 appeared in:
Aurora Dearborn Independent – 24 Sep 1868 – Page 2, Column 6

List of the Fighting Boys in Blue of Sparta Township, Dearborn County.

  • Captain—B F Draper, U.S. Flagship Black Hawk.
  • 1st Lieut—H D Moore, Co. K, 68th Indiana.
  • 2nd Lieut—J W Wheeler, Co. H, 91st Indiana.
  • Orderly Serg’t—J F Spencer, Co. F, 37th Indiana.
  • 1st Serg’t—D D Anthony, Co. I, 13th Indiana.
  • 2nd Serg’t—J G Churchill, Co. G, 146th Indiana.
  • 3rd Serg’t—Reuben Sutton, Co. A, 37th Indiana.
  • 4th Serg’t—Geo Cottingham, Co. B, 4th Indiana Cavalry.
  • 1st Corp’l—John Wilson, Co. I, 27th Indiana.
  • 2nd Corp’l—Orison Canon, Co. H, 91st Indiana.
  • 3rd Corp’l—Diso C Burns, Co. K, 9th Indiana.
  • 4th Corp’l—R K Taylor, Marine Brigade.
  • 5th Corp’l—Thos Morrison, Co. I, 83rd Indiana.
  • 6th Corp’l—N B Enan, 7th Indiana.
  • 7th Corp’l—Frank Denison, 83rd Ind.
  • 8th Corp’l—John H. Dawson, Co. K, 68th Indiana.
  • Bugler—Omer Arnold, Co. K, 68th Indiana.
  • Sergeon—Dr. A P Daughters, 18th Indiana.
  • Chaplain—Jos. Cotton, 13th Indiana.
  • Quartermaster—H M Hall, Co. I, 117th Indiana (Capt.)
  • Geo K Arnold, Co. K, 68th Ind.
  • W R Adkinson, Co. K, 22nd Ind.
  • Geo R Adkins, Co. K, 9th Ind. Cav.
  • Prof. Jno Adams, Co. A, 113 OVI
  • S A Auston, Co. K, 68th Ind.
  • N S Arnold, Co. K, 68th Ind.
  • G L Burlige, US Navy.
  • L L Cambell, Co. A, 37th Ind.
  • E A Cambell, Co. G, 146th Ind.
  • B C Cosher, Co. K, 26th Ind.
  • Virgil Chance, 134th Ind.
  • J A Darby, Co. A, 146th Ind.
  • J W Desbields, Co. D, 7th Ind. Cav.
  • L J Fancet, Co. E, 146th Ind.
  • S S Faulkenburgh, Co. B, 6th US I.
  • E Gillingham, Co. A, 7th Ind.
  • S Harding, Co. A, 83rd Ind.
  • Silas S Hill, Co. G, 181 OVI
  • T S Hunt, Co. D, 7th Ind. Cav.
  • Thos Holcom, 83d Ind.
  • Jno E Hayman, Co. I, 134 Ind.
  • T A Jenings, Co. F, 37th Ind.
  • Samuel Knapp, Co. A, 18th Ind. Vet. Vol.
  • H S Loyd, 68th Ind.
  • C Laraba, Co. I, 13th Ind.
  • J W Lambertson, musician, 18th Ind.
  • B F Moore, Co. K, 68th Ind.
  • J W Moore, Lieut., 146th Ind.
  • N H Morrison, 3d Ind. Cav.
  • A Winger, Co. C, 56th Ind.
  • H Vable, US Flagship Black Hawk.
  • Jas Wilson, Co. H, 7th Ind.
  • E T Spencer, Co. A, 146th Ind.
  • N Greene Sparks, Co. A, 18th Ind V. V.
  • C Schaffer, Co. K, 68th Ind.
  • T Reace, Co. I, 134th Ind.
  • F Soper, Co. D, 134th Ind.
  • J S Kinna, Co. E, 82nd Ind.
  • Wm Palmer Sparks, Co. I, 83d Ind.
  • J F Taylor, Co. I, 146th Ind.
  • W Williams, Co. K, 7th Ind.
  • G W Wood, Co. I, 134th Ind.
  • R W Wood, Co. K, 68th Ind.
  • E H Wood, Co. K, 68th Ind.
  • Geo Knapp, 7th Cavalry.
  • Wm Darby, Co. A, 18th Ind. V. V. I.
  • S Knowlton, Co. D, 37th Ind.
  • Geo H White, Co. K, 12th Ind.
  • F Hancock, Co. B, 68th Ind.
  • W Conn, 7th Ind.
  • J Conn, 7th Ind.
  • S Burlingame, Co. K, 68th Ind.

Dearborn County – 1849 Indiana Gazetteer

Dearborn County, Indiana entries from:
The Indiana Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary. Indianapolis : E. Chamberlain, 1849.
Digitized copy online at Internet Archive

AURORA, a beautiful village on the Ohio river, at the mouth of Hogan creek, in Dearborn county, containing about 1,600 inhabitants. It was laid out in 1819, and having a fine country back of it, has for many years exported large quantities of produce. It is twenty-six miles below Cincinnati, and eighty-six south-east of Indianapolis. It has just suffered very severely from the ravages of the Cholera.

CENTRE, a township in Dearborn county, with a population of 2,250.

CESAR CREEK, a south-western township in Dearborn county, has a population of 400.

CLAY, a township in Dearborn county, with a population of 800.

DEARBORN COUNTY was organized in 1802, and named after the soldier and statesman, Gen. Henry Dearborn, at the time the Secretary of War. It lies in the south-east corner of the State, is bounded east by the Ohio river and the State of Ohio, south by Ohio county, west by Ripley and north by Franklin, and contains 307 square miles. In 1830 it had 14,573 inhabitants; in 1840, 19,327, and at this time only about the same number, as the county of Ohio has since been created from its limits. Dearborn county is divided into thirteen civil townships, Lawrenceburgh, Harrison, Logan, Miller, Centre, Laughery, Manchester, York, Kelso, Jackson, Sparta, Clay and Cesar’s Creek.

The bottoms on the Ohio, Miami and White Water, about 13,000 acres in all, and the west and north-west parts of the county, are level or slightly undulating; the rest broken and hilly. The land in the vicinity of the rivers and creeks, both in the bottoms and on the hills, is a rich, loamy soil, and is not surpassed in the amount of its produce; the interior is well adapted to hay, wheat, &c. The corn is sold to distillers or fed to hogs at home, and much of the wheat made into flour by the millers. It is estimated that three distilleries in the county make $200,000 worth of whiskey and fatten $50,000 worth of pork annually. Of the articles exported from the county in a year, it has been ascertained that they amounted, in 1847, to 131,318 bushels of wheat, 152,802 bushels of oats, 11,000 tons of hay, 500 cattle, 1,500 sheep and 25,000 hogs. To these add the barreled pork, flour, whisky, and other articles exported from the county, and the whole will amount to $1,500,000 a year, though some of the articles, perhaps one-fourth, are the products of the interior counties.

There are in the county sixty stores, forty groceries, forty ware-houses, eight grist mills, six saw mills, five distilleries, one oil mill, one woolen factory, 460 mechanics, fifteen lawyers, fifteen physicians, fifteen preachers of the Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and Catholics. There is a flourishing County Seminary, established at Wilmington in 1835, with fifty students, a good High School in Lawrenceburgh, with about the same number, and common schools are established throughout the county.

There is no land belonging to the United States, or which is not taxable, in the county.

DILLSBOROUGH, a small town in Clay township, Dearborn county, fifteen miles south-west of Lawrenceburgh.

DOVER, a small town in Kelso township, Dearborn county.

HARRISON, a township in Dearborn county, population 760.

HARRISON, a small town partly in Dearborn county and partly in the State of Ohio, twelve miles north of Lawrenceburgh.

HOGAN, a mill stream in Dearborn county, rising in the west part of the county and running east into the Ohio at Aurora.

JACKSON, a township in Dearborn county, population 1,155.

JOHNSON’S FORK, a mill stream in Franklin and Dearborn, running into White Water from the north-east, two miles above Harrison.

KELSO, a township in Dearborn county, with a population of 1,350.

LAUGHERY, a township in Dearborn county, population 1,050.

LAWRENCEBURGH, the Seat of Justice of Dearborn county, is situated on the Ohio river, twenty-two miles below Cincinnati, two miles west of the east line of the State, and eighty-seven south-east of Indianapolis. It contains about 3,000 inhabitants. The large and fertile bottoms on the Ohio and Miami, in the vicinity, and the rich and well cultivated lands in the interior, and its being the outlet of the White Water Canal, furnish an immense amount of produce for exportation. See Dearborn county.

LOGAN, a township in Dearborn county, population 660.

MANCHESTER, an interior township in Dearborn county, population 2,700.

MANCHESTER, a beautiful country village in Dearborn county, nine miles north-west of Lawrenceburgh.

MILLER, a township in Dearborn, population 1,160.

MOORE’S HILL, a small town in Sparta township, Dearborn county, thirteen miles west north-west of Lawrenceburgh.

SPARTA, a township in Dearborn, population 1,800.

TANNERS’ CREEK rises in the north part of Dearborn and runs south-east into the Ohio river near Lawrenceburgh. By following the bed of this creek, an easy access for a railroad may be had to the table land in the interior of the State.

WILMINGTON, formerly the County Seat of Dearborn, is three miles west of Aurora and six south-west of Lawrenceburgh. It contains the County Seminary, established in 1835, with usually 50 students, and has a number of good private residences.

YORK, a township in Dearborn, population 750.

Dearborn County – 1833 Indiana Gazetteer

Dearborn County, Indiana entries from:
The Indiana Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary. Indianapolis : Douglass and Maguire, 1833.
Digitized copy at HathiTrust Digital Library

AURORA, a post town on the Ohio river, below the mouth of Hogan in the county of Dearborn, about four miles from Lawrenceburgh. It contains about six hundred inhabitants, three stores, one tavern, a physician, a lawyer, a preacher of the Gospel, several mechanics of different professions, a seminary, a church, a large and prosperous Sunday school.—Aurora is situated on a bend of the river, having a beautiful view for five or six miles, both above and below, and affords one of the best harbours on the river, from Pittsburgh to its mouth.

BLUE CREEK, a small stream which rises in Dearborn county, and runs in a north-easterly direction into Franklin county, and falls into Whitewater, on the west side, about a mile below Brookville.

CESAR CREEK, a south-western township in Dearborn county.

DEARBORN, a river county, in the south-east corner of the state, bounded by the north by Franklin county, on the west by Ripley, on the south by Switzerland, on the east by the Ohio river and state. It was organized in 1802. It is thirty miles in extent from north to south, and eighteen miles from east to west; containing an area of 448 square miles, or 286,720 acres. In 1830, it contained 14,573 inhabitants. Dearborn county is hilly along the river, but not too steep for cultivation. In about one fourth part of the county the land is considered first rate, one fourth second rate, and the remaining half third rate. The principal products are wheat, rye, corn, and potatoes, which, together with beef, pork, and live stock, are annually transported in large quantities to the southern market. The forest timber consist chiefly of walnut, buckeye, elm, sugartree, locust, poplar, and the several varieties of oak and ash; with an undergrowth of spice, paupaw, plumb, and hawthorn. The county abounds with excellent limestone suitable for building. On the west side of the Great Miami, about two miles from its mouth, is an extensive rich bottom containing several thousand acres, on and in the vicinity of which are several ancient mounds. North of Hardinsburgh, and about a quarter of a mile from the Miami, on the top of a hill, supposed to be about two hundred feet in height, there is an ancient fortification, enclosing ten or twelve acres; the walls are composed of earth, and are from five to ten feet high. On the east side, the wall consists in part of stone, which appear to have been thrown together without order, and covered with earth. It includes all the level ground on the summit of the hill, and does not conform to any regular feature, but is regulated by the extremities of the level on which it is constructed. There is a small circular wall adjoining the mail wall on the west side, enclosing about an acre, on each side of which a gateway leads into the enclosure. On the east side, and within the fort, there is a mound, supposed by some to have been erected for observatory purposes. There are also some other mounds in the vicinity, which from their position seem to have been originally connected, in design, with the works already described. The great numbers of human bones exposed to view by the washing of the rains on the declivities of the hills in the neighborhood, indicate the existence, at some former period, of an immense population. Many stone axes of various sizes, and stone pipes, and hammers, and silicious darts of different shapes have also been found in the vicinity of this place. The principal streams in Dearborn county, beside the Ohio river, which washes its border, are the Great Miami, Whitewater, Tanner’s creek, Hogan and Laughery. Lawrenceburgh is the seat of justice.

HARDINSBURGH, a post town, in Dearborn county, on the Great Miami river, two miles north of Lawrenceburgh. It stands on a beautiful plain above high water. It contains about two hundred and fifty inhabitants, two stores, a tavern, and a number of mechanical establishments. It is surrounded by an extensive rich bottom, occasionally overflown; which circumstance tends to maintain the fertility of the soil by deposite of loam at every freshet.

HARRISON, a post town on the line dividing between Ohio and Indiana; the eastern part in the state of Ohio, and the western part in Dearborn county, twelve miles north of Lawrenceburgh.

HARTFORD, a post town in Dearborn county, on the south bank of Laughery creek about twelve miles south-west from Lawrenceburgh. It contains about a hundred inhabitants, a tavern, two mercantile stores, and craftsmen of various trades.

JOHNSON’S FORK, a mill stream in Franklin county. It has its source in the south-east corner of the county, and runs south into Dearborn county, and falls into Whitewater two miles north of Harrison.

KELSO, a township in Dearborn county.

LAWRENCEBURGH, a post town, and the seat of justice of Dearborn county. It is situated in an extensive rich bottom, on the bank of the Ohio river, two miles below the mouth of the Great Miami river. It contains about a thousand inhabitants, nine mercantile stores, one drug store, three taverns, eight lawyers, four physicians, three schools, two brick churches, a brick court house, a stone jail, a market house, and two printing offices, each of which issues a weekly newspaper. It is distant from the city of Cincinnati, in the state of Ohio, twenty-two miles, and eighty-six miles south-east from Indianapolis. N. lat. 39 deg. 5 min. W. lon. 7 deg. 35 min.

LOGAN, a township in Dearborn.

MANCHESTER, a township in Dearborn county, lying between Tanner’s creek and Hogan, and extending to the western border of the county.

MANCHESTER, a small post town in Dearborn county.

RANDOLPH, a township in Dearborn county.

RISING SUN, a post village in Dearborn county. It is situated on the bank of the Ohio river, thirteen miles south from Lawrenceburgh. It contains about six hundred inhabitants, four stores, a tavern, a grist mill propelled by steam power, a seminary and a church; together with a number of mechanics of various trades. The surrounding land is broken and hilly, but very fertile; and the town has the advantage of a salubrious atmosphere, pure water, and an elevated pleasant situation, added to the advantages of uninterrupted steam boat navigation.

SPARTA, a township in Dearborn county.

TANNER’S CREEK, a mill stream in Dearborn county. Its source is in the north-western part of the county, whence it runs south-easterdly, and empties into the Ohio river about a mile below Lawrenceburgh.

UNION, a township in Dearborn county.

WILMINGTON, a post town in Dearborn county. It is situated on the state road leading from Lawrenceburgh to Madison, eight miles south-west from Lawrenceburgh. It has one tavern, two stores, a physician, a school house, and a church; with about a hundred inhabitants, amongst whom are a number of industrious mechanics.