Lost Towns of Delaware County, Indiana

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Since the end of the American Revolution, Native Americans, pioneer farmers, industrialists and factory workers settled across the county in hamlets, villages and towns of all sizes. Nearly one hundred distinct settlements existed in what we now call Delaware County. Some of these communities survived the ebb and flow of history to prosper, while others disappeared, becoming lost in the collective memory. Today, many residents would only recognize the city of Muncie and the towns of Albany, Daleville, Eaton, Gaston, Selma and Yorktown. A few might know of villages such as Desoto, New Burlington, Smithfield and Wheeling. Most have probably never heard of Dogtown, Gate’s Corner, Granville and Soccum. Drawing on years of research, local historian Chris Flook uncovers the stories of these lost towns.
ISBN: 9781467140072
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Indiana
Series: Lost
Images: 102
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Chris Flook is a lecturer of telecommunications at Ball State University and the president of the Delaware County Historical Society. In 2016, he published Native Americans of East-Central Indiana, and in 2017, he co-authored Beech Grove Cemetery Comes to Life. At the Delaware County Historical Society, he writes a bi-monthly column for Muncie’s Star Press entitled “By Gone Muncie,” which explores a wide variety of local history topics. His full portfolio can be seen at http://chrisflook.org.
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