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Clinton County Courthouse in Frankfort, Indiana
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Clinton county was named in honor of DeWitt Clinton. The
surface of the county is level, excepting along the Wild cat, in the
southwest corner. There is no barren or waste lands in the county.
In the south-western portion is the twelve mile prairie. There are
one or two other small prairies in the county, but, with the
exception of these, and the one first named, all the balance of the
surface was originally covered with a dense and heavy forest,
containing an abundance of timber of a fine quality. The soil of the
county may be termed alluvial, with a clay bottom. All the
grains and grasses indigenous to the West can be produced in this
county with profit. It is, perhaps, especially adapted to the
cultivation of hay and for pasturage. Generally speaking it is one
of the best farming counties in Indiana. As a proof of this, it may
be mentioned that it is quite thickly settled with an intelligent,
wealthy class of farmers, who have grown up to independence with the
growth of the county.
Frankfort is the county seat. The section of country from which this young city derives its trade, is one of the best agricultural sections in the West. It already has a population of over three thousand, and is steadily progressing in all its industries. Its schools are excellent, supported by first class talent, and provided with commodious buildings. The city has very good railroad facilities, and has all the elements of future prosperity which are being rapidly developed.
Transcribed from The History of the State of Indiana 1876
Clinton County officially came into existence on March 1, 1830, and was named in honor of DeWitt Clinton, the seventh Governor of New York State and architect of the Erie Canal. The act forming the county was approved by the Indiana General Assembly on January 29, 1830, and created Clinton from the eastern parts of neighboring Tippecanoe County.
Lieutenant General James F. Record was born and raised in Clinton County; Gen Record was awarded 3x Distinguished Service Crosses for his gallantry during the Vietnam War.
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Directory: Frankfort Business Directory 1902 A-B
Bios: HON. T.M. HAMILTON
Court: Requistion for Harry Terpin
News: Dr. F.W. Smith Who Led the Battle in Gary
Obits: Willis W. McCoy, S.V. Allen, Joseph Gaskill, S.S. Isgrigg, W.S. Douglas, Basil Bailey, Sr, James Brofford, Mary Jane Peterson, William Adair,
Cemeteries: Bolt Cemetery, Kirklin Cemetery
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