I am very excited to release a project I have been working on for months: the digitization and mapping of 118 illustrations of Clinton County homes and businesses from the 1878 atlas of Clinton County. If you have never seen this atlas, the illustrations are amazingly detailed and accurately portray many farms and towns as … Continue reading 1878 Homestead Illustrations Mapped
Deming & Thompson was a lumber and coal company started in Frankfort in 1887 when George L. Thompson (1860-1942), in partnership with his father-in-law Charles O. Deming (1835-1890), purchased the lumber firm of J.F. Morgan. They were located at 300 W. Washington Street and operated through the 1960s. To see what it looked like in … Continue reading Deming & Thompson Co.
Here is a collection of photos and advertisements pertaining to Freddie Shaffer and His All Girl Orchestra. Freddie was a Clinton County musician who in 1938 formed an all-girl band, which in 1941 played on the first radio show broadcast from Frankfort. For more on Freddie and his band, read his Notable Clinton Countians page, … Continue reading Freddie Shaffer’s All Girl Orchestra
These are taken from the absurdly long-titled History of Clinton County, Indiana. Together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens. Also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, Indian wars, and a brief review of … Continue reading Illustrations from 1886 History of Clinton County
It is interesting to look at old state atlases and see what towns were deemed important enough to include in the small area dedicated to Clinton County. Here is a selection of these spanning over almost a century.
These town maps are taken from various atlases, larger maps, etc. Some no longer exist, but all are from Clinton County. They are in alphabetical-chronological order. Click any image to flip through them as a slideshow. Note that though not included here, you can find detailed Sanborn fire insurance maps of Colfax and Frankfort in … Continue reading Town Maps
The Historical Society thanks Marvin Nickols for sharing his photos of the Frankfort Roundhouse and other classic Frankfort scenes.