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Title: Baltimore
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Baltimore was laid out in the month of November, 1829, on the southwest fraction of section 21, township 20, range 9, by William Willmeth and Samuel Hill. A portion of one square was reserved for market purposes. An addition was soon after laid out to the north of the plat just mentioned. From the last named addition there was reserved a portion of one lot for a public spring of good water, and a square "for a meeting-house." This place was situated on the banks of the Wabash river and has so long been defunct that its history is quite obscure to present-day people and gatherers of local history. One year before the laying out of the town, a store was opened by William and Charles Willmeth, and their license is recorded in the county records. They carried a stock of about eight hundred dollars. In 1830 Samuel Hill, one of the village founders, opened up a stock of merchandise valued at two thousand five hundred dollars. This was the largest and best stock of goods in Warren county at that date. In March, 1832, William Hall commenced to retail liquor in the village. Samuel Wetzel started a store and sold liquors in 1839. He conducted a distillery also. When the highway of water routes ceased to be traveled as in former years, this village began to decline and finally became defunct. It was situated to the northeast of present Foster, in Mound township. Considerable grain and pork were shipped from Baltimore at an early day, and seventy souls were once inhabitants of the place.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001227
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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