History of Porter County, 1882County history published by F. A. Battey and Company . . . .
The following history of Porter County, Indiana,
was published in 1882 by F. A. Battey and Company. The book consists of two
parts. Part I of the publication consists of the history of Porter County,
including biographical sketches of many residents of the county. Part II of the
publication consists of the history of Lake County, with biographical sketches
of several of its residents.
Below, we present a complete transcription of Part I - the history of Porter
County. Biographies of Porter County residents contained in this part have been fully transcribed and can be found on the
Biographies section of this website. An
index prepared by Marvin Phares in the 1970s is also available for Part
I of this publication.
Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Lake and Porter, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey and Company. 771 p.
1882 HISTORY OF PORTER COUNTY
CHAPTER I. - EARLY HISTORY OF COUNTY
CHAPTER II. - EARLY HISTORY COUNTY (Continued)
CHAPTER III. - MILITARY HISTORY
CHAPTER IV. - VALPARAISO AND CENTRE TOWNSHIP
CHAPTER V. - WESTCHESTER TOWNSHIP
CHAPTER VI. - BOONE TOWNSHIP
CHAPTER VII. - WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
CHAPTER VIII. - MORGAN TOWNSHIP
CHAPTER IX. - UNION TOWNSHIP
CHAPTER X. - JACKSON TOWNSHIP
CHAPTER XI. - LIBERTY TOWNSHIP
CHAPTER XII. - PORTAGE TOWNSHIP
CHAPTER XIII. - PLEASANT TOWNSHIP
CHAPTER XIV. - PORTER TOWNSHIP
CHAPTER XV. - PINE TOWNSHIP
Transcribed by Steven R. Shook, February 2012