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  Michigan Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Michigan Territory was an organized territory of the United States in the early 19th century, between June 30, 1805 and January 26, 1837, at which point it became Michigan, the 26th state of the Union.
Clair County, another Indiana Territory county, was also expanded to include the western portion of the Upper Peninsula and a small sliver of the Lower Peninsula along the shore of Lake Michigan.
On July 3, 1836, in preparation for Michigan statehood, the Wisconsin Territory was organized from Michigan Territory, consisting of the present states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and the eastern portion of the Dakotas.
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 World Almanac for Kids
INDIANA, one of the East North Central states of the U.S., bordered on the N by Illinois and Michigan, on the E by Ohio, on the S by Kentucky, and on the W by Illinois.
Indiana is known for the quality of its high school and college basketball competition and is the home of a professional basketball team, the Indiana Pacers, as well as a professional football team, the Indianapolis Colts.
Indiana is an important producer of masonry cement and is the source of most of the nation’s building limestone, which is quarried mainly in the S central part of the state.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Indiana
Indiana, one of the United States of America, the nineteenth in point of admission, lies between 37 deg.
Indiana was originally part of the French possessions extending to the Gulf of Mexico.
The first religion of Indiana, after its emergence into the daylight of history, was that of the Roman Catholic Church, brought thither by those missionaries of New France who followed the lakes and watercourses leading to the valley of the Wabash.
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 Indiana State Archives - Databases
Indiana was part of the Northwest Territory ceded to the United States by Great Britain at the end of the Revolution.
In 1801, the first of the Indiana Territory came onto the market, a strip of the southeastern part of the state offered through the land office in Cincinnati.
Indiana received title to swamp and saline lands, as well as to lands earmarked for education or road building.
www.in.gov /icpr/archives/databases/land/indiana_.html   (1550 words)

  
 Glory of Zion International - State Prayer Focus (Indiana)
INDIANA was admitted to the Union as the 19th State on December 11, 1816.
Indiana's population (estimate 2003) is 6,195,643 and is 38th in size among the 50 United States.
William Henry Harrison was the Governor of the Indiana Territory from 1800-1812.
www.glory-of-zion.org /indiana.htm   (2556 words)

  
 Know Your Indiana Courts: Appellate Courts: Indiana Supreme Court
Before Indiana became a state in 1816, it was part of the Indiana Territory.
The first court in the Indiana Territory was the General Court made up of three judges appointed by the governor of the Indiana Territory.
When Indiana adopted a new constitution in 1851, the responsibility for selecting Supreme Court judges was given to the people instead of the governor.
www.in.gov /judiciary/about/10-supreme.html   (1546 words)

  
 Indiana History
Indiana was under the rule of Miami Chief Little Turtle, who had many tribes under his rule.
This happened when Indiana was a part of the North-West Territory, before it was the Indiana Territory, or the State of Indiana.
Criminals in the Indiana Territory were generally sentenced to the whipping post, but now they would be jailed in lieu of lashes.
www.millersofwashingtoncounty.org /indiana01.html   (970 words)

  
 Introduction to Indiana - The Hoosier State Capital Indianapolis
Indiana was the name given to the Indiana Territory by the United States Congress when Indiana was created from the Northwest Territory in 1800.
The Indiana Historian - Jacob Piatt Dunn, Jr., Indiana historian and longtime secretary of the Indiana Historical Society found that the word, "hoosier" was used, in the south, to refer to woodsmen and rough hill people.
Crossroads of America: Indiana is sometimes as the "Crossroads of America." This is the Official State Motto of Indiana.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/in_intro.htm   (1059 words)

  
 State of Indiana
County commissioner's records in Indiana courthouses are quite frequently the earliest official records of the organized governments in counties formed directly from Native American purchases.
Wayne Co outside of the Northwest Territory was eliminated in 1800.
In 1803 Wayne County, Indiana Territory was created from territorial Knox and St.Clair Counties as well as Unorganized Land which included parts of modern Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and most of Michigan.It was eliminated in 1805.
www.myindianagenealogy.com /index.htm   (505 words)

  
 The Northwest Territory - Illinois Trails History and Genealogy
Congress approved the Territorial Ordinance of 1784, written by Thomas Jefferson, to serve as a plan for temporary government of the western territories.
This was the first permanent settlement of the Northwest territory after it was organized under the Ordinance of 1787.
A law was enacted by the federal government that established the Indiana Territory.
www.iltrails.org /northwest_territory.html   (523 words)

  
 IUB Libraries: Indiana Maps in the Congressional Serial Set
1802-1804, Ohio admitted as a state and the remainder of the territory northwest of the Ohio attached to Indiana Territory.
The area covered is north central Indiana, centered on the Wabash River between Logansport and Fort Wayne.
"Latitude of the sourthern extremity of Lake Micihigan 41 degrees, 38', 58"; north boundary of Indiana, 41 degrees, 47', 43",".
www.libraries.iub.edu /index.php?pageId=2977   (7269 words)

  
 Vincennes Indiana - Indiana Territory and First College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The word "Indiana" means "land of the Indians"
On July 4, 1800, the Indiana Territory was formed from the western part of the Northwest Territory.
Vincennes University, older than the state of Indiana, was founded as "Jefferson Academy" in 1801 by Harrison.
www.enjoy-indiana.com /vincennes.html   (137 words)

  
 HARRISON, W.H. MSS.
County against the separation of Illinois from the Indiana Territory, 1808, Dec. 16; citizens of Randolph County against the separation of Illinois from the Indiana Territory, n.d.
5) Petitions requesting that slavery be allowed in the Indiana Territory are from: The Legislative council and the House of Representatives of the Indiana Territory, 1807, Sept. 19 and 1806, Dec. 20.
The papers include the claims of the Shakers at Busseron, Knox County for property destroyed by Potawatomi Indians and the Kentucky militia, 1817, July 29; and the claim of Antoine Marchall, with depositions in support of it, for compensation for property destroyed by the 4th U.S. Regiment, 1812, May 6 and 11.
www.indiana.edu /~liblilly/lilly/mss/html/harrisonwh.html   (504 words)

  
 Indiana Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Vincennes was the oldest settlement in Indiana Territory.
Vincennes was the capital of Indiana Territory 1800-1813.
It met in the fourth location November 22-December 19, 1811; that building, pictured here, is now preserved at the Indiana Territory State Historic Site, Vincennes.
www.statelib.lib.in.us /www/ihb/publications/interritory.html   (126 words)

  
 Indiana Folks, Facts and Places
The western part became the Indiana Territory and Vincennes was named the capital.
The mill, with a 150-foot-long raceway and an 18 foot 3 ton overshot waterwheel is the highlight of the village.
Located in Santa Claus, Indiana, The history of the nation’s first theme park is the story of a family which has, for three generations, dedicated itself to providing millions of guests with good, old-fashioned family fun.
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 Indiana Territory Boundary Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Indiana Territory was formed May 7, 1800 and Governor William Henry Harrison was appointed Governor.
For all that portion of the east Michigan country which lay north of this line was organized as Wayne County of the Northwest Territory and settlers supposed that their fortunes would be identified with those of Ohio.
In 1805, Indiana Territory's northern boundary was established at the southern tip of Lake Michigan.  The appeals of Ohio became so urgent that Congress was willing to consider the matter.
www.lapcohistsoc.org /indterr.htm   (1049 words)

  
 Immigration in Indiana: Introduction
In 1787, the new American Congress of the Confederation enacted the Northwest Ordinance, a plan for governing the territory north and west of the Ohio River.
Eventually, the Northwest Territories would become the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
By 1800, Indiana territory had been established and in 1816, Indiana became a state.
www.indianahistory.org /programming/immigration/INTRO/intro8.html   (272 words)

  
 Historic Maps of Indiana
The Historic Maps of Indiana database lists maps covering all or a portion of the state of Indiana, including county, city, regional maps.
1802-1804, Ohio admitted as a state and the remainder of the territory northwest of the Ohio attached to Indiana Territory (1802), Georgia cedes her western territory to the Union (1802), and this area and the unorganized territory south of Tennessee were
Note: Map of Oklahoma and northeast Texas illustrates historical evolution of boundaries for state of Oklahoma by showing original territory of 1890, the public land strip addition, Cherokee Outlet, addition of 1893, Greer County addition in 1896, and area which was Indiana Territory until 1907.
www.indiana.edu /~libgm/imdb   (10228 words)

  
 Indiana Local History and Genealogy Research Guide
Indiana's State Motto, "The Crossroads of America", was adopted in 1937.
Note: An old Randolph County, in the Northwest Territory, was created in 1790, and in 1800 it became a county of the Indiana Territory.
This Wayne county was abolished in 1800, however, another "old" Wayne County, Indiana Territory was created in 1803, and included portions of the present states of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.
home.att.net /~Local_History/IN_History.htm   (3653 words)

  
 Indiana Byways
William Henry Harrison was given orders from our capital in the already established first thirteen states, to wrest all the land from the natives in Indiana territory by treaty for the purpose of new settlements.
Thus was set the practice of making treaties with all the tribes in Indiana territory to take their land from them.
Vincennes was the capital of Indiana Territory, and it was a major fort in our history.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/travel_indiana/114776   (466 words)

  
 Indiana History Documents - Act Dividing Indiana Territory, 1805   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An ACT to divide the Indiana Territory into two separate governments.
And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act contained, shall be construed so as, in any manner, to affect the government now in force in the Indiana Territory, further than to prohibit the exercise thereof within the said territory of Michigan, from and after the aforesaid thirtieth day of June next.
And be it further enacted, That Detroit shall be the seat of government of the said territory, until Congress shall otherwise direct.
www.statelib.lib.in.us /www/ihb/resources/docdivind.html   (173 words)

  
 indiana map and information page
Famed for Abe Lincoln's Log Cabin, the Indy 500, and of course, basketball, perhaps Indiana's most endearing charms are its small town attitudes and lifestyles still found throughout the state.
The Central Lowlands Plains cross most of Indiana, and massive glaciers from the last Ice Age certainly left their marks.
The southern third of Indiana - fronting the Ohio River - is home to cliffs and deep valleys, as the land begins to rise into the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains of eastern Kentucky.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/in.htm   (1143 words)

  
 Brownsburg Fire Territory - Serving Brown and Lincoln Township with Fire and EMS Services.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Presently the Fire Territory is comprised of two fire stations, Station 131 and Station 132, and multiple fire trucks.
One mission of the Brownsburg Fire Territory is training, providing EMS class for Emergency Medical Technicians and Medic's.
The Brownsburg Fire Territory is governed by the Town Council and Executive Board and is part of the Local Government.
www.brownsburgfire.org   (206 words)

  
 Indiana Historical Markers in LaPorte County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Admission of Ohio 1803 and formation of  Michigan Territory 1805 established Indiana Territory's northern boundary at southern tip of Lake Michigan.
Northern boundary of Indiana Territory established at southern tip of Lake Michigan when Michigan Territory formed in 1805.
Built on the water's edge, 1858 by the United States Government.  One of the first lights on the Great Lakes.  Harriet E. Colfax was the tender from 1853 to 1904.  Remodeled 1904, electrified 1933, discontinued 1960.
www.lapcohistsoc.org /histmarkers.htm   (628 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Census of Indiana Territory for 1807: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Amazon.com: Census of Indiana Territory for 1807: Books
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