Dearborn County, Indiana
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History of Dearborn County

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 Dearborn County, Indiana

Dearborn County was named in honor of General Henry Dearborn, at that time secretary of war. The bottom lands on the Ohio, Miami and Whitewater rivers, about fifteen thousand acres in all, and the west and northwest portions of the county, are level and slightly undulating; the other portion of the surface is broken and hilly. The land in the vicinity of the rivers and creeks, both in the bottoms and on the hills, is rich and fertile, being unsurpassed in value for agricultural purposes in the State. The interior is well adapted to hay, wheat, etc. Lawrenceburgh, the county seat, is located on the Ohio River, and on the Ohio & Mississippi and Cincinnati, Indianapolis & Chicago railroads. It is quite an important railroad station, and a growing commercial centre. Its educational facilities are good. Dearborn County has made considerable progress in agriculture and commerce.

Dearborn County originally included what is now Ohio County when it was organized in 1803. Lawrenceburg was then designated as the county seat. However, from the start, a contention existed between the towns of Lawrenceburg and Rising Sun over that designation. The contention between the two horns was resolved in 1844 when the Indiana State legislature separated the portion of Dearborn County south of Laughery Creek and created the new county of Ohio on March 1, 1844, with Rising Sun designated as its county seat.


 TOWNSHIPS
Caesar Creek - Center - Clay - Harrison - Hogan - Jackson - Kelso - Lawrenceburg - Logan - Manchester - Miller - Sparta - Washington - York

 CITIES AND TOWNS
Aurora - Bright - Dillsboro - Greendale - Hidden Valley - Lawrenceburg - Moores Hill - Saint Leon - West Harrison

 UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES
Bonnell - Braysville - Chesterville - Cold Springs - Dover - Farmers Retreat - Guliford - Hardinsburg - Hubbells Corner - Kyle - Lawrenceburg Junction - Lawrenceville - Logan - Manchester - Mount Sinai - New Alsace - Sparta - Weisburg - Wilmington - Wrights Corner - Yorkville


County Seat: Lawrenceburg
Year Organized: 1803
Square Miles: 307.42

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Website Updates:
2016Nov
additional Dearborn County History, listing of Townships, Cities and Towns, Unincorporated Communities, Research Resources - Main Index Page; Photos: Lawrenceburg

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Where to find information in Dearborn County, Indiana

Health Department
215 B West High St., 2nd Floor
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
(vital records)
Dearborn County Courthouse
215 B West High St.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Lawrenceburg Public Library
Main Branch
150 Mary Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Dearborn County Historical Society
508 W. High St.
Lawerenceburg, IN 47025-1916
812-537-4075
dearhistory@embarqmail.com
Carnegie Hall Museum
14687 Main St.
Moores Hill, IN 47032-9162
812-744-4015

Dearborn County Historian
408 Hidden Valley Drive
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
812-537-4113
Joyce Baer  jbaer1@embarqmail.com
Hillforest
P.O. Box 127
Aurora, IN 47001-0127
812-926-0087



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Surrounding Counties
| Franklin (north) | Butler County, Ohio (northeast) | Hamilton County, Ohio (east) | Boone County, Kentucky (southeast) | Ohio (south) | Ripley (west |

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