Adams County Collection
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Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, April 2005
Adams County is located in the North Eastern portion of Indiana. It was founded in 1836 and was named after John Quincy Adams.
This collection contains items related to Adams County, owned by Dick Heller of Decatur, Indiana, who allowed the collection to be microfilmed. These materials include Sanborn maps of Adams County, a register of fines, information regarding soldiers and their families, tax lists and other important historical and genealogical information. This collection is contained on two reels of microfilm. Information on the microfilm is divided into 19 sections, as listed below.
Decatur Cemetery Association Board Minutes, 1 vol.
Tariff Reform Association Minutes, 1 vol.
Sanborn Maps of Decatur (1914 and 1931), 2 vol.
County Commissioner’ Records with Index (1836-1845), 2 vol.
Auditor’s Record (1857-1887), 1 vol.
Washington Township Census Book for 1853, 1 vol.
Record of Procedures, Town of Decatur, 1 vol.
Record of Indentures of Apprenticeship, 1 vol.
Official Bonds (1836-1850), 1 vol.
Register of Fines, 1 vol.
Enrollment of Soldiers, Their Widows and Orphans, 12 vol.
Statement of Agricultural Products (1853), 7 vol.
Statement of Agricultural Products (1854), 11 vol.
Assessment Roll, 1 vol.
Tax Lists “Duplicates” (1839, 1842, 1844-1846), 5 vol.
Record of Tax Certificates (1845-1898), 1 vol.
Seminary Fund Books, 2 vol.
School Fund Records, 9 vol.
Swamp Lands Plat and Lists, 1 vol.
Adams County Plat Book and Index, 2 vol.
Size of Collection:
Dick Heller, Decatur, IN
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