Hendricks County, Indiana (Images of America Series)

Hendricks County, Indiana (Images of America Series)

by Gail M. Tharp, Phyllis West Parsons
     
 


Located in west central Indiana, Hendricks County is unique in that it is the only "Hendricks County" in the United States. The earliest pioneers entered the wooded area in 1820, settling on White Lick Creek between Plainfield and Mooresville. In 1824, the population numbered about 1,000, and the first homes, churches, and schools were built from local timber.…  See more details below

Overview


Located in west central Indiana, Hendricks County is unique in that it is the only "Hendricks County" in the United States. The earliest pioneers entered the wooded area in 1820, settling on White Lick Creek between Plainfield and Mooresville. In 1824, the population numbered about 1,000, and the first homes, churches, and schools were built from local timber. Four courthouses and jails have been constructed over the course of the county's history. It has evolved from being supported by farming and small business into a mixture of urban and rural settings. Hendricks County continues to see population growth, and it is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738598970
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/22/2013
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,099,334
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Authors Phyllis Parsons and Gail Tharp met as a result of their mutual interest in history and their involvement with the Hendricks County Historical Museum. Both serve on the museum's board of directors, and Tharp is the board's president. Parsons is active with her family, community, and church and assists her husband, John, who is the county historian. Tharp is also involved in community activities and cochairs the Civil War Days--Hendricks County committee; she has authored several historical books for children and three books on the history of Hendricks County churches. The authors' proceeds will benefit the Hendricks County Museum.

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