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Title: Warrenton
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County Agent Luther Tillotson, early in July, 1828, laid out this place on land donated to the county by a Mr. Hollingsworth, in consideration that it should be designated as the county seat of Warren county. Enoch Farmer had some interest in this land. Seven full blocks of land of eight lots each, and a public square of one and eight-tenths acres, and four half blocks, each containing four lots, were laid out on the east fraction of the southwest quarter of section 31, township 22 north, range 7 west. Perren Kent was the surveyor. Enoch Farmer boarded the surveyors. the board ordered this survey in May, 1828, and ordered that on August 5, 1828, a certain portion of the county lots should be sold at auction, one-fourth of the purchase money to be paid in advance and the remainder in three semi-annual installments. The sale came off as advertised, and free whisky was furnished for the occasion, at county expense. Lots sold from ten to twenty dollars apiece. If any buildings were ever erected there no one now knows anything of it-there probably was no house there. The following January the county seat was, by the Legislature, removed to Williamsport, and that sounded the death knell to all the hopes entertained by Enoch Farmer and his friends. The land reverted back to its original owners and "Warrenton" only is known to the deep delver into the early annals of the county. Its exact location was directly northwest across the Wabash from the town of Attica.

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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: 00001258
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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