Friday, August 31, 2007

History of Delaware County

Delaware County is located sixty miles northeast of Indianapolis and is bounded by Grant and Blackford Counties on the north, Jay and Randolph Counties on the east, Henry County on the south and Madison County on the west. Since its organization in 1827, Delaware County has grown from a small Indian village to an important manufacturing center.Delaware County was named for the Delaware Indians, an Eastern tribe which was slowly pushed into Ohio and finally settled in east central Indiana during the 1770's. The Delaware Indians established several towns along the White River, among these Muncietown, near present day Muncie. In 1818, under the Treaty of St. Mary's Ohio the Delawares ceded their holdings in Indiana to the United States government and moved westward. In 1820, Delaware County was opened for settlement.

Beech Grove Cemetery

Beech Grove Cemetery is located in Muncie, Indiana. A municipal facility Beech Grove is supported by a combination of private and public dollars. The Cemetery is governed by a Board of Directors, appointed by the Muncie City Council. The current Superintendent is Mr. Tom Schnuck who has served since 1995.
I have several Langdon family members buried in Beech Grove Cemetery and the staff is very helpful in getting the information to me regarding the records. It is a very old cemetery and well maintained.

Research Links for Indiana Ressearch

Here is a collection of Indiana Genealogy research links.
Famous Hoosiers
Genealogy Is ... Lori Hoffman's Home Page
Genealogy Resources on the Internet - Indiana
H-Indiana, H-Net Discussion on Indiana History and Culture
Historical Museums, Societies, and Sites in Indiana
Family Tree Maker's Indiana Resources
Indiana Historic Architecture
Indiana Archival and Historical Repositories
Indiana Biographies Project
Indiana Geological Survey Annual Report 1869
Indiana State Archives
Indiana Courthouses
Indiana Division Sons of Confederate Veterans
Indiana Genealogical Society
Indiana Historical Bureau
Indiana Historical Sources
Indiana Historical Society
Indiana Images - Images of Postcards
Indiana Life Histories - WPA Project
Indiana Magazine of History
Indiana Newspaper Search by CompuGen Systems
Indiana Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Project
Indiana Orphan Trains Project
Indiana Resources - RootsWeb
Indiana State Library
Indiana University Bloomington Libraries WWW Home
Indiana Vital Records Information
Indiana's Most Wanted Message Board (RootsWeb)
Kentuckiana Genealogy
Links to Indiana Sites and World Wide Web Information
Mid-America Windmill Museum
Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society
Our Hoosier Heritage
Society of Indiana Archivists
Society Of Indiana Pioneers
Some Indiana Genealogy - Hoosier Hunting
Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana SR SR-Indiana
Southern Indiana Genealogy
Southern Indiana Genealogical Society
State of Indiana: Indiana Maps, Indiana History, Indiana Government
The Adventures of Indiana Hannebaum!
The Hoosier Genealogist - Back Issues Online
Tri-State Genealogical Society
Unknown County, Indiana - INGenWeb Project
Vital Records Information - Indiana
What is a Hoosier?
Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe Home Page