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Gazetteers list geographical names, such as cities, towns, settlements, rivers, mountains, villages, and districts. They identify these locations and sometimes give historical and biographical information concerning early residents. Several guides to place names in Indiana have been published, including:
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Gazetteers list geographical names, such as cities, towns, settlements, rivers, mountains, villages, and districts. They identify these locations and sometimes give historical and biographical information concerning early residents.  
  
Baker, Ronald L. ''Indiana Place Names''. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1975. (Family History Library book {{FHL|158166|title-id|disp=977.2 E2b}}.) This gives the names of counties, cities, towns and villages and a brief history of the name or place.
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=== Publications ===
  
Chamberlain, E. ''The Indiana Gazetteer, or, Topographical Dictionary of the State of Indiana''. Indianapolis, Indiana: E. Chamberlain, 1849. (Family History Library book {{FHL|176981|title-id|disp=977.2 E5i}}; film {{FHL|176981|title-id|disp=873978}}; fiche {{FHL|176981|title-id|disp=6051129}}.) In addition to identifying the locations of towns, cities, counties, and rivers, this gives the population of the towns in 1849.  
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*Baker, Ronald L. ''Indiana Place Names''. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1975. (Family History Library book {{FHL|158166|title-id|disp=977.2 E2b}}.) This gives the names of counties, cities, towns and villages and a brief history of the name or place.
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*Chamberlain, E. ''The Indiana Gazetteer, or, Topographical Dictionary of the State of Indiana''. Indianapolis, Indiana: E. Chamberlain, 1849. (Family History Library book {{FHL|176981|title-id|disp=977.2 E5i}}; film {{FHL|176981|title-id|disp=873978}}; fiche {{FHL|176981|title-id|disp=6051129}}.) In addition to identifying the locations of towns, cities, counties, and rivers, this gives the population of the towns in 1849.
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*Scott, John. ''The Indiana Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary.'' 1826. Reprint. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana Historical Society, 1954. (Family History Library book {{FHL|343266|title-id|disp=977.2 E5s}}.)
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*''The National Gazetteer of the United States of America -- Indiana, 1988''. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1988. (Family History Library book {{FHL|365493|title-id|disp=977.2 E5n}}.) This contains an alphabetical listing of places or geographical features, such as towns, villages, lakes, churches, and schools, and gives the county, coordinates, and U.S. Geological Survey map name. Includes early maps.
  
Scott, John. ''The Indiana Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary.'' 1826. Reprint. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana Historical Society, 1954. (Family History Library book {{FHL|343266|title-id|disp=977.2 E5s}}.)
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For river landings, see:
  
''The National Gazetteer of the United States of America -- Indiana, 1988''. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1988. (Family History Library book {{FHL|365493|title-id|disp=977.2 E5n}}.) This contains an alphabetical listing of places or geographical features, such as towns, villages, lakes, churches, and schools, and gives the county, coordinates, and U.S. Geological Survey map name. Includes early maps.  
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*Adams, Louis A. ''Adam's Directory of Points and Landings on Rivers and Bayous in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.'' (includes Tennessee) New Orleans&nbsp;: W.L. Murray, 1877. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924095607135 Internet Archive].
  
 
See [[United States Gazetteers]] for additional sources.  
 
See [[United States Gazetteers]] for additional sources.  
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=== Family History Library Collection ===
  
 
Indiana gazetteers are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
 
Indiana gazetteers are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
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INDIANA- HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY  
 
INDIANA- HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY  
  
'''Online Resources'''
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=== Websites ===
  
 
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=2904  
 
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=2904  

Revision as of 02:31, 21 January 2011

Gazetteers list geographical names, such as cities, towns, settlements, rivers, mountains, villages, and districts. They identify these locations and sometimes give historical and biographical information concerning early residents.

Publications

  • Baker, Ronald L. Indiana Place Names. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1975. (Family History Library book 977.2 E2b.) This gives the names of counties, cities, towns and villages and a brief history of the name or place.
  • Chamberlain, E. The Indiana Gazetteer, or, Topographical Dictionary of the State of Indiana. Indianapolis, Indiana: E. Chamberlain, 1849. (Family History Library book 977.2 E5i; film 873978; fiche 6051129.) In addition to identifying the locations of towns, cities, counties, and rivers, this gives the population of the towns in 1849.
  • Scott, John. The Indiana Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary. 1826. Reprint. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana Historical Society, 1954. (Family History Library book 977.2 E5s.)
  • The National Gazetteer of the United States of America -- Indiana, 1988. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1988. (Family History Library book 977.2 E5n.) This contains an alphabetical listing of places or geographical features, such as towns, villages, lakes, churches, and schools, and gives the county, coordinates, and U.S. Geological Survey map name. Includes early maps.

For river landings, see:

  • Adams, Louis A. Adam's Directory of Points and Landings on Rivers and Bayous in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. (includes Tennessee) New Orleans : W.L. Murray, 1877. Digital version at Internet Archive.

See United States Gazetteers for additional sources.

Family History Library Collection

Indiana gazetteers are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

INDIANA- GAZETTEERS

INDIANA- NAMES, GEOGRAPHICAL

INDIANA- HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY

Websites

http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=2904

http://research.yale.edu/peabody/COLLECTIONS/gnis/IN.html

http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/IN/