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GREENE COUNTY INDIANA HISTORY
divided into 15
Civil Townships as follows:
Beech Creek, Cass, Center, Fairplay,
Highland, Jackson, Jefferson, Richland,
Smith, Stafford, Stockton,
Taylor, Washington and Wright.
Greene County was established on February
land and Sullivan County. County seat is
Before that Greene County, with a large
portion of the State of
Indiana, belonged to a tribe of Indians
called the Piankeshews
Bloomfield has not always been the County
Seat. The first County Seat
was located at Burlington.
The locating commissioners had selected
March 10, 1821, and
Thomas Bradford, Frederick Shepherd and
Zebulon Hogue had donated the
It became necessary to relocate in 1824
for the reason that an adequate
supply of water was not obtainable at this
At this time, not a vestige remains of
this former County Seat.
Peter C. Van Slyke, a wealthy landowner,
offered to donate the land for
the location of a County Seat, which the
commissioners accepted, and
Bloomfield came into being.
The first old pioneer settlers in this
were, old Isaac Stalcup, Ephraim Owen,
John H. Owen, Evan
Owen, John L. Buskirk, Colonel Jack
Jackson,Timothy Jessup, Robert Baber and
Kelley. Afterwards came William J.
McIntosh, Moore McIntosh, Samuel Kelshaw,
Thomas Osborn, Edward
Buckner, Richard Buckner, David Deem, Rev.
Samuel Meddley, Dr. Simon Snyder,; Bailey
Grandfather Baber, George Baber, John
Cloud, William Bland, Jesse
Indians of Green
FIND INFORMATION IN GREENE COUNTY INDIANA
Co. Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 164
Co. Historical Society
P.O. Box 301
125 S. Franklin St.
Bloomfield, IN 47424-1406
Greene Co. Recorder
P.O. Box 309
Bloomfield, IN 47424
and Death Records
Greene Co. Health Dept.
217 E. Spring St., Suite 1
Bloomfield, IN 47424-1469
Greene Co. Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 229
Bloomfield, IN 47424
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