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Dearborn County, INGenWeb Project

Source for the following Article, The Book "History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana".
F.E. Weakley & Co., Publishers
John Morris Company, Printers
Published 1885


Military History , Page 409

CREATION OF LAWRENCEBURG TOWNSHIP


Lawrenceburg Township is bounded on the north by Miller Township,on the east by the State of Ohio and the Great Miami River, on the south by Centre Township and the Ohio River, and on the west by Manchester and Centre Townships. Its boundaries in 1826, as then laid out and established by the board of county supervisors, were as follows: "Commencing at the mouth of the Great Miami River; thence to the northeast corner of Town 6; thence west to the range line between Ranges 1 and 2; thence south with said line to Hogan Creek; thence eastwardly with the meanders of Hogan Creek to the Ohio River; thence up said river of Ohio, to the mouth of the Great Miami and place of beginning."
Lawrenceburgh Township as then described, in addition to its present territory, included the entire township of Miller, nearly three sections of York, and about one-half of Centre. It lost its territory in Township 6, Range 1 west (a Congressional township) on the formation of Miller Township in 1834; it was lessened to the extent of that portion of Centre Township lying north of the north branch of Hogan Creek in 1839 and 1849, and in 1850 was given it from Miller Township the three sections and a half lying in the southeast corner thereof. In 1852 the following described boundaries were assigned to the township, since which time no material change has taken place: "Beginning on the Ohio River on the line dividing the State of Indiana from Ohio, at the mouth of the Great Miami River, running on said State line north to the northeast corner of Section 25, Town 6, Range 1 west; thence west on the section line dividing Sections 24 and 25, to the northwest corner of Section 25; thence south to the southwest corner of said Section 25; thence west on the section line dividing Sections 35 and 26, to where a line drawn north and south through the center of Section 34 strikes said line; thence south through the center of Section 34, to the line dividing Congressional Townships 5 and 6, Range 1 west; thence west on said township line to the line dividing Ranges 1 and 2; thence south on the Congressional Township line to the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of Section 7, Range 1 west; thence east to the center of said Section 7; thence east along the south line of Alfred Howe's land in said Section 7, to the center of Wilson Creek; thence down Wilson Creek until said creek intersects the north line of Section 20; thence east to the northeast corner of Section 20; thence south to the southeast corner of Section 20; thence east on the section line dividing Sections 21 and 28 to the Ohio River, at the mouth of Tanner's Creek; thence up the Ohio River to the place of beginning."


Lawrenceburg Township