Place:Dearborn, Indiana, United States

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Dearborn County is one of 92 counties of the U.S. state of Indiana located on the Ohio border near the southeast corner of the state. It was formed in 1803 from a portion of Hamilton County, Ohio. In 2010, the population was 50,047. The county seat and largest city is Lawrenceburg.

Dearborn County is part of the Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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The western boundary of Ohio had been determined by the Greenville Treaty Line of 1795. In 1803 a wedge, or pie shaped, piece of land in Hamilton County east of the treaty line along Ohio's southwestern border was ceded to the Indiana Territory. It was nicknamed "The Gore," and became Dearborn County. All or part of seven other present day counties were carved from the original county with the present boundaries being established in 1845. The "Gore" area slices through the present-day counties of Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Randolph, Switzerland, Union, Wayne and Fayette. Subdivision of Dearborn County began in 1811 with the formation of Franklin and Wayne Counties, followed by Switzerland in 1814.

It was named for Gen. Henry Dearborn.[1] Dearborn was U.S. Secretary of War at the time the county was named. Early growth was centered on Lawrenceburg which was an important railroad junction connecting two of the regions major rail lines.

Lawrenceburg was then designated as the county seat. However, from the start, a contention existed between the towns of Lawrenceburg and Rising Sun over that designation. The contention between the two towns was resolved in 1844 when the Indiana State legislature separated the portion of Dearborn County south of Laughery Creek and created the new county of Ohio on March 1, 1844, with Rising Sun designated as its county seat.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1803 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1806 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1821 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 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

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Census Year Population
1810 7,310
1820 11,468
1830 13,974
1840 19,327
1850 20,166
1860 24,406
1870 24,116
1880 26,671
1890 23,364
1900 22,194
1910 21,396
1920 20,033
1930 21,056
1940 23,053
1950 25,141
1960 28,674
1970 29,430
1980 34,291
1990 38,835

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Dearborn County, Indiana, United States

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External links

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