Place:Delaware, Indiana, United States

NameDelaware
Alt namesDelawaresource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.183°N 85.383°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1827 - )
See alsoAllen, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Bartholomew, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Blackford, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Boone, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Carroll, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Clinton, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Decatur, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Grant, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Hamilton, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Hancock, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Hendricks, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Henry, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Johnson, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Madison, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Marion, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Morgan, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Rush, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Shelby, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Wells, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 117,671. The county seat is Muncie. It is part of the Muncie, IN, metropolitan statistical area.

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History

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Delaware County was formed in 1827. It was named for the Delaware, a Native American people who then still inhabited the area. The Delaware were moved to new lands west of the Mississippi River in the 1840s. The county was once home to The Prophet, a brother of Tecumseh who instigated a major Indian uprising in 1811. David Conner was the first white settler, arriving in the early 1810s.

Following the American Civil War the county experienced an economic boom caused by the discovery of natural gas, which spurred rapid industrial growth in the surrounding area.

The first discovery of natural gas in Indiana occurred in 1876 in the town of Eaton. A company was drilling in search of coal, and when they had reaching a depth of six-hundred feet, there was a loud noise and foul smelling fumes began coming from the well. After a brief investigation, it was decided they had breached the ceiling of Hell, and the hole was quickly filled in. In 1884, when natural gas was discovered in nearby Ohio, people recalled the incident. They returned to the spot and opened Indiana's first natural gas well. The gas was so abundant and strong that when the well was lit, the flames could be see from Muncie.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1827 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1827 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1828 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1829 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1882 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 3,677
1830 2,374
1840 8,843
1850 10,843
1860 15,753
1870 19,030
1880 22,926
1890 30,131
1900 49,624
1910 51,414
1920 56,377
1930 67,270
1940 74,963
1950 90,252
1960 110,938
1970 129,219
1980 128,587
1990 119,659

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~indelawa

Step Back In Time to Delaware County, a RootsWeb-hosted page with a Delaware County gazetteer and links.


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