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The first Commissioners Court in Warren County, Indiana, was held at the home of Enoch Farmer, on the first Monday of November, 1827, near forty-three years ago.

At the March session of the Board of Justices, for 1828, the County seat of Warren County was located near Enoch Farmer's, and the town was called Warrenton. By an act of the Legislature, January 22, 1829, the county seat was permanently established at Williamsport, where it has ever remained since. The first assessment of taxes on the county, was made on the 24th day of March, 1828. We refer to our readers to some of the rates of taxation in that day, compared with the present; 37 1/2 cents on each Poll. Each horse, mule or ass, 37 1/2 cents. Each work ox 12 1/2. Each pinchback watch, 25 cents. Gold watch, $1.00.

Date: 3/10/1870
Origin: Warren Republican
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Record ID: 00001392
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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