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Title: Act of Legislature Creating Warren County
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That from , and after the first day of March net all that part of the county of Wabash contained within the following boundaries shall form and constitute a new county to be designated the county of Werren [Warren], to-wit: Beginning at the northeast corner of Vermillion County, on the Wabash River, thence west to the State line, thence north to the line dividing Townships 23 and 24 north, thence east with said line to the western line of Tippecanoe County, thence south on the said western line of Tippecanoe County to the Wabash River, and thence with the meanders of the said river to the place of beginning. Section 2. The said new county shall, form and after the said first day of March next, enjoy all the rights, privileges and jurisdictions which to seperate and independent counties properly appertain. Section 3. Daniel Sigler, of Putnam County, James Paige, of Tippecanoe County, and Robert Wilson, of Vigo County, are hereby appointed Commissioners for the purpose of fixing the permanent seat of justice of said new county agreeabley to the provisions of an act entitled "an acto for fixing the seats of justice in all new counties hereafter to be laid off." the Commissioners above named, or a majority of them, shall convenue at the house of Enoch Farmer in said new county on the first Monday in June next, and proceed to the discharge of the duties assigned them by law. Section 4. It shall be the duty of the Sheriff of Fountain County to notify the Commissioners herin above named, either in person or by written notification, of their appointment on or before 10th day of April next, and for such service the Board of Justices of the said new county shall allaw him a reasonable compensation, payable out of the County Treasury thereof. Section 5. The Circuit and other courts of the said new county of Warren shall be held at the house of Enoch Farmer, in said county, or at any other place therein the said county may adjourn to until suitable accomodations can be had at the seat of justice of said county when the courts shall adjourn to meet there. Section 6. The agent who shall be appointed to superinted the sale of lots at the county seat of said new county of Warren shall reserve ten per centum out of the proceeds thereof, and also ten percentum out of all donations to said county, and shall pay the same over to such person or persons as many be appointed according to law to receive the same for the use of the county library. Section 7. It shall be the duty of the qualified voters of said new county of Warren at the time of electing a Clerk, Recorder and Associate Judges for the said county to elect five Justices of the Peace within and for said county, who shall constitute a board of transacting as well the duties heretofore devolving on the Board of Commissioners as other regular county business. Section 8. The said new county of Warren is hereby attached to the county of Fountain until otherwise provided for all judicial purposes except what may be force from and after the first day of March next. Approved January 19, 1827.

Date: 1/19/1827
Origin: Warren County Centennial 1827 - 1927
Author: Centennial Organization
Record ID: 00003198
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/15/2013
Entered By: Chris Brown

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