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Fayette County, Indiana

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On Sept. 30, 1809, the United States, on behalf of the Northwest Territory and Governor William Henry Harrison, concluded the Treaty of Fort Wayne, part of whose terms included the purchase from the Indians of a strip of land locally called "The 12 Mile Purchase" parallel to and west of "The Gore", enclosing the Whitewater Valley and comprising the largest portion of the future county. Conclusion of the treaty essentially ended Indian occupation of the county and cleared the way for settlement.

Fayette County was created by act of the Indiana General Assembly in December 1818 from portions of Wayne and Franklin counties and unincorporated ("New Purchase") territory in the northern portion of the county. It was named for the Marquis de la Fayette, a French hero of the Revolutionary War.

The automotive era of the town of Connersville began in 1909, when the McFarlan first went into production. The following year, Lexington moved its plant to Connersville from its namesake city in Kentucky. Next came Empire, which built the Little Aristocrat. After Lexington went bankrupt in 1926, Auburn production moved to a factory complex known as Auburn Central. The “Baby Duesenberg” designed in Connersville eventually became the Cord 810 and 812. Connersville also was home to suppliers, including Central Manufacturing, which made bodywork for the 1940 Packard Darrin, along with some 500,000 Jeep bodies during World War II.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Townships & Communities

  • Alquina
  • Alpine
  • Bentonville
  • Columbia
  • Connersville (County Seat)
  • Everton
  • Fairview (part)
  • Falmouth
  • Glenwood
  • Harrisburg
  • Harrison
  • Huber
  • Jackson
  • Jennings
  • Longwood Crossing
  • Lyonsville
  • Nulltown
  • Orange
  • Posey
  • Springersville
  • tyner Crossing
  • Waterloo



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