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Delaware County Historical Society
120 E. Washington St.
Muncie, IN 47305-1734
Muncie Public Library
210 S. Jefferson St.
Muncie, IN 47305-2816
Family History Center
4800 W. Robinwood Dr.
Muncie, IN
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Delaware County Recorder
100 W. Main St., Room 209
Muncie, IN 47305
Marriages
Delaware County Clerk
100 W. Main St.
Muncie, IN 47305
Birth & Death
Delaware County Health Department
100 W. Main St, Room 207
Muncie, IN 47305

DELAWARE COUNTY HISTORY

(Transcribed from The History Of The State Of Indiana published 1876)

The county was given its present name on account of its the home of a large tribe of the Delawares. The surface is quite level, with but slight undulations.
Small, wet prairies abound  in the county to one-twelfth of the extent of the surface; but these, besides affording good pasturage, are tillable with the slight expense of drainage. Timber was formerly very plenty in this county, and of the best quality. Almost every foot of land is adapted to farming.
White River in the centre, Mississinewa in the north, Buck creek, and their numerous tributaries, supply the county abundantly with water power.
It was in this county where the Prophet, brother of Tecumseli, resided, and there, until it fell by decay, stood the post at which he caused his enemies, whites and Indians, to  be tortured. David Conner, an Indian trader, was the first white man to settle in the county; others soon followed, and all have become independent and wealthy.
Muncie is the county seat. It is a city of about four thousand five hundred inhabitants, an enterprising commercial and manufacturing centre. It is located on the 0., C., C. & I.  and Fort Wayne, Muncie & Cincinnati railroads. Having all the advantages of a rich agricultural section around it, and being in direct communication with all the great cities of the  northwest by railroad, it will undoubtedly continue to prosper, and will ultimately attain to considerable importance.
It has excellent schools. Indeed, the schools in the whole county are  well conducted.


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