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Bartholomew County - Columbus Papers
1826 - 1971
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Julie A. Reid, April 2005
Bartholomew County, named in honor of General Joseph Bartholomew, was created by an act of the General Assembly on January 9, 1821. At this time County Commissioners selected an area within the county known as “Tipton” as the county seat. This name was later changed to Columbus. The town was incorporated on April 15, 1837. A city government was organized in June, 1864, and the first city election took place on October 24 of that same year.
Sources: Bartholomew County Historical Society. History of Bartholomew County Indiana –
1888. Columbus, IN: Avery Press, Inc., 1976.
This collection consists of a photocopy of a document entitled ”Historical Sketch of 301 Washington Street Site”. The document includes a narrative text detailing the history of the property, deed information, information pertaining to plat # 39 and plat # 47, tax assessment records, information pertaining to Smith and Irwin’s dry goods business, notes, and a bibliography.
Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.
Folder Historical Sketch of 301 Washington Street Site
1848 - 1966 Narrative text
1826 - 1881 Deed to Plat # 37, Columbus, IN
1857 - 1863 Francis P. Smith – Tax Assessment Records
1857 - 1862 Smith & Irwin – In Dry Goods Business Together
1852 - 1865 Plat # 39 and Plat # 47
1848 - 1856 Tax Duplicate Assessor’s Records
1841 - 1971 Notes
1848 - 1956 Bibliography
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1972
Provenance: Barbara Lawrence, May – June 1972
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate Formats: None