Place:Miami, Indiana, United States

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NameMiami
Alt namesMiamisource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Oumiamiaksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18019574
Oumiamioueksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18019574
Wemiamiksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18019574
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.75°N 86.067°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1832 - )
See alsoCass, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Howard, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Tipton, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Miami County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 36,903. The county seat is Peru.

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History

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Indiana became a state on December 11, 1816, after being Indiana territory for sixteen years. Originally, Indiana was part of the Northwest Territory, which was made up of land gained by the British after the French and Indian War and organized into a territory after the American Revolution. It was after the revolution that settlement in the area by Europeans really began. Knox territory was created in 1790 and included all of present day Indiana and areas of Illinois. Ancestry’s Red Book notes that jurisdiction in Knox territory changed due to Indian uprisings in the area from 1790-1810. In 1800, Indiana became the name of a territory. Parts Michigan and Illinois both broke away from the territory before it became a state in 1816.

Miami County was formed in 1832 from Cass County and unorganized land.[1] It was named for the Miami, a Native American people, many of whom still live in this area. In 1834, Miami County widened its western border taking some area from Cass County. In 1838 a small portion of unorganized territory was added to the northeastern border, but in 1844 that area was lost to Fulton County. Miami County has been its present shape since 1844.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1832 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1843 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 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
1840 3,048
1850 11,304
1860 16,851
1870 21,052
1880 24,083
1890 25,823
1900 28,344
1910 29,350
1920 28,668
1930 29,032
1940 27,926
1950 28,201
1960 38,000
1970 39,246
1980 39,820
1990 36,897

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~inmiami/


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