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From the introduction to the book: "For Jefferson County and Madison, history oftens means the town's Golden Era of the late 1840's and early 1850's. Stories, such as the Swedish singer Jenny Lind's concert at a pork-packing house, have been repeted endlessly. But there are other stories. And there were important men in Madison other than James F. D. Lanier, who becames an admittedly great businessman, although his most prosperous years were after he moved to New York. Average residents did not meet men like Lanier. They were concerned with earning a living, attending church and providing an education to their children. I have covered thses trends, balancing them out wtih the accomplishments (and failures) of the leaders."

The book includes an index of people and a separate index of "other than people."

$15.00         A History of Jefferson County by Robert W. Scott
262 pages, soft cover, comb bound

$20.00    Sanborn Maps on USB Drive
$20.00   Plat Maps on USB Drive
1854 Map Book of Madison, IN

Map book of Madison, Indiana, dated 1854. The maps were originally surveyed and published by Hart & Mapother and show the parcel outlines as well as building footprints. The book is 24 pages, comb-bound, 11″ x 17″.


1878 Plat Map Book for Jefferson County, IN

Plat maps for the year 1878 originally published by S. W. Briggs & Co. with maps of Jefferson County and Graham, Hanover, Lancaster, Madison, Milton, Monroe, Republican, Saluda, Shelby, Smyrna Townships, the City of Madison and historical information.
Creator: Vivian L. Shatley
The map book is comb-bound, 34 pages, 11″ x 17″.


1886 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Book for Madison, IN

Sanborn fire insurance maps for Madison, Indiana, dated 1886. The maps show the building footprints on the parcels in the City of Madison. The map book is 9 pages, comb-bound, 11″ x 17″.