RESEARCH

The Hamilton County Bicentennial is an opportunity to do so much more than celebrate the history of our county. However, every good celebration based on a historic anniversary has accurate history at its heart. If you are an organization or person looking to plan a Bicentennial event and need help getting started with history research, look no further! We want to give you resources to succeed. Check them out below! 

Maps

Online Maps of Indiana and Hamilton County

1876 Indiana Atlas

 

1933 Noblesville Sanborn Map

1947 Noblesville Sanborn Map

Indiana State Library Maps

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Indiana State Library Maps (link 2) 

 

1820 Original Survey of the Area 

Library of Congress Maps Showing Hamilton County Territory

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General History

Resources for research on county topics

Indiana Album

https://indianaalbum.com/

 

Wilbur Seibert Underground Railroad collection

https://www.ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/siebert/search 

 

Google patents

https://patents.google.com/ 

 

Here is what you get on Google patents when you enter “noblesville” and sort by oldest

https://patents.google.com/?q=noblesville&oq=noblesville&sort=old  

 

Here is what you get when you enter “arcadia in the county of hamilton”

https://patents.google.com/?q=%22arcadia+in+the+county+of+hamilton%22&oq=%22arcadia+in+the+county+of+hamilton%22&sort=old

Books Online

Places to see local history books online

Arcadia Publishing Books

Reminiscences of the long ago : being a historical sketch of the early settlement of Bethlehem, now Carmel and vicinity: [...] up to 1911 / by Zina Warren -  https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.32000014427589&view=1up&seq=11&skin=2021&q1=zina%20warren%20carmel 

 

In the days of my youth : an intimate personal record of life and manners in the Middle Ages of the Middle West / James Baldwin (1923) [fictionalized version of life in Westfield before the Civil War]  - https://books.google.com/books?id=EP1o9FegtaoC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false 

 

Recollections of the early settlement of the Wabash Valley / by Sandford C. Cox (1860) [describes a trip along the Lafayette Trace] - https://www.google.com/books/edition/Recollections_of_the_Early_Settlement_of/Hdk4AQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=sandford+cox+wabash&printsec=frontcover 

 

Hamilton County Directory, 1893-1894 - https://indianamemory.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p1819coll6/id/63194 

Historical crests for the White River at Noblesville - https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/crests.php?wfo=ind&gage=nbli3&crest_type=historic 

 

Carmel / Terri Horvath - https://www.google.com/books/edition/Carmel/wX0kG_FRx4EC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=carmel+horvath+history&pg=PT3&printsec=frontcover 

 

Noblesville / Nancy A. Massey and Carol Ann Schweikert - https://www.google.com/books/edition/Noblesville/PUVgHHseGgcC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=nancy+massey&printsec=frontcover 

 

A history of Westfield, Indiana : the promise of the land / Tom Rumer - https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_History_of_Westfield_Indiana_The_Promi/4mxyCwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=tom+rumer&printsec=frontcover 


Hidden History of Hamilton County, David Heighway - https://www.google.com/books/edition/Hidden_History_of_Hamilton_County_Indian/aVs7EAAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=heighway&printsec=frontcover