History of Porter County, 1912County history published by The Lewis Publishing Company . . . .

The following history of Porter County, Indiana, was published in 1912 by The Lewis Publishing Company. The history was published as a two volume set - the first volume containing a general history of the county and the second volume being a collection of biographical sketches of Porter County residents.

Below, we present a complete transcription of the first volume of this set. Biographies contained in the second volume have been fully transcribed and can be found on the Biographies section of this website.

Source Citation:
The Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Volume I.  Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company. 357 p.



CHAPTER I - General Features
CHAPTER II - Aboriginal Inhabitants
CHAPTER III - Settlement and Organization
CHAPTER IV - Internal Improvements 
CHAPTER V - Educational Developments
CHAPTER VI - Military History
CHAPTER VII - Township History
CHAPTER VIII - Township History (continued)
CHAPTER IX - The City of Valparaiso
CHAPTER X - Financial and Industrial
CHAPTER XI - The Professions
CHAPTER XII - Societies and Fraternities
CHAPTER XIII - Religious History
CHAPTER XIV - Miscellaneous History
CHAPTER XV - Statistical Review

Transcribed by Steven R. Shook, November 2011


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