Spencer county bears the name of the patriotic Captain Spier Spencer, of
Harrison county, who fell in the battle of Tippecanoe.
The south part of the county is level, the middle undulating, and the northeast hilly. The soil, for the most part, is a rich, black loam, with an under soil of yellow clay, mixed with sand. Though in places steep hills or extensive flats do not encourage agricultural improvements, the prevailing timber was Oak, Hickory, Ash, Poplar, Black gum, Walnut, Sugar beech, etc. Large crops of corn are raised on the extensive river bottoms; and, in the interior, tobacco, corn, wheat, grass, and other grain.
Rockport is the county seat a lively town on the Ohio river.
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October 2015 - Added updates section to main page
September 2015 - updates to cities and towns.
August 2015 - 1830 Census added
July 2015 Hammond Township article added,
1835 Marriages page added
June 2015 - The 1900 Census of Poor and Orphan asylums added
May 2015 List of Patrons Pages added (landowners 1879),
A. Lincoln and Thomas Lincoln pages added
1820 - Census names
March 2015 Spanish American War added to Military pages
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