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BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY DIRECTORIES
G. W. Hawes' Indiana State Gazetteer and Business Directory
1858-1859



AZALIA,
A post office in Bartholomew county, 9 miles south of Columbus, the county seat, 5 miles from the M. and I., Railroad, 3 miles from the Jeffersonville Railroad, 110 miles from Cincinnati, and 55 miles south of Indianapolis. It contains one Methodist church, two hotels, one minister, (Christian) one lawyer, one magistrate, one doctor, one grist mill, one general store, one grocery, one hide and leather store, one cabinet shop, four blacksmiths, two boot and shoe stores, four carpenters, two carriage shops, one harness shop, one watch and clock shop, one cooper, one tailor, one carding and spinning factory, and one school with an average attendance of 50 pupils. Population 100.

Alphabetical List of Professions, Trades, Etc.

Bolton J. H., harness maker.
Bolton J. H., hide and leather dealer.
Foster R. B., boot and shoe dealer.
Graham Dudley, cabinet maker and furniture dealer.
Hazard Wm., boot and shoe dealer.
Kean Wm., blacksmith.
Kelley S. W., attorney at law.
Kelley S. W., Rev., (Christian church.)
Killarney, Oscar, farmer.
King D. B., tailor and clothier.
Lathrop David, physician and surgeon.
Little R. M., grocer.
McHenry R. H., farmer.
Madden Abner, cooper.
Madden Wm, blacksmith.
Newby Samuel, farmer.
Newby Samuel, proprietor Newby house.
Newby R. G., blacksmith.
Overman Thomas, carpenter and builder.
Overman Caleb, carriage and wagon maker.
Parker J. D., carpenter and builder.
Parker Wm. A., carpenter and builder.
PARKER T. C, POSTMASTER.
Parker J. C, watchmaker and jeweler.
Parker J. D., painter.
Parker & Peel, proprietors carding and spinning machines.
Parker S. W., blacksmith.
Parker T. C, general store.
Parker & Peel, proprietors grist mill.
Parker J. D., proprietor Parker house.
Polen W., justice of the peace.
Polen Washington, general store.
Potter, Ethan, drayman.
Shumway Charles, carpenter and builder.
Wilcher Jonah, carriage and wagon maker.



BURNSVILLE,
A post office of Bartholomew county.



CLIFFORD,
A post office of Bartholomew county.



COLUMBUS,
A post town and the seat of justice of Bartholomew county, situated on the East fork of White river, on the Indianapolis and Madison Railroad, Jeffersonville and Indianapolis Railroad, at the terminus of the Columbus and Shelbyville Railroad, and at the confluence of three streams called the Driftwood. Flat Rock and Hawcreek. This town was laid out in 1819 by Luke Bonesteel and John Lindsley, since which time extensive additions have been made on the north by George Roup, on the east by Irwin and Jones, and Sims and Finley. The location is high and beautiful, commanding a view of the valleys bordering each of the creeks. The court house is a tine building, erected at a cost of $8,500. There is being erected a large building for school purposes at an expense of $6,000. It has a very active trade, especially in grain, and the total estimate of its commercial transactions for 1857 amounted to one million of dollars. It contains some thirty-five to forty stores of various kinds, a bank, wagon and carriage
manufacturer, two newspapers, the "Republican" and "Indiana Democrat" one Masonic Lodge, one Lodge of Good Templars, with 150 members, one Lodge of Odd Fellows, one large furniture manufactory, employing about 40 hands, one vineyard under good cultivation, thriving, and one of the most productive in the State, eight churches, one Baptist, one Catholic, one Lutheran, one German Lutheran, one Methodist, one Presbyterian, one Campbellite and one Episcopal, and the usual number of professional men and mechanics. Distant, 41 miles south-east of Indianapolis. 45 miles north-east of Madison, 40 miles east of Bloomington, 80 miles west of Cincinnati, 27 miles from Greensburg, and 24 miles from Shelbyville. Population, 2,500.

Alphabetical List of Professions, Trades, Etc.

Abbott Wm. C, county recorder.
Bledsoe L. S. Dr.. dentist.
BOYNTON & COLLIER, physicians and surgeons.
Branham Wm, grocer.
Brinkley Wm., furniture dealer.
Brown Edward, grocery dealer.
BRYAN A. H., physician and surgeon.
BRYAN & DAVIS, physicians and surgeons.
Bryant N. S., harness and saddle maker.
Canine J. F., dentist.
Carr Joseph, dealer in hardware, stoves and tinware.
Carter Richard, county sheriff.
Church A. B., hardware dealer.
Columbus Republican.
Columbus Hotel, 0. H. Hogue, proprietor.
COMSTOCK L. W.
Corman Jacob, hydraulic woolen factory, miles north of Columbus.
CRITTENDEN SAMUEL, grocery denier.
DAVIS S., physician and surgeon.
Davis & Evens, grocery dealers.
Dean John, county surveyor.
Dille I. C. publisher of Indiana Democrat.
Dillon Michael, leather dealer.
Farmers' Hotel, G. Roland, proprietor.
Fobes Mrs. J., fashionable milliner.
Gilbert Geo. M., fashionable tailor.
Griffith R., dry goods and grocery dealer.
Harris John, justice of peace.
Hauser N. T., judge of court of common pleas.
Hauser N. T., attorney at law.
Hays Thomas, commission merchant.
Hege Samuel, bridge architect and builder.
Hege & Keller, carpenters and joiners.
Herod Wm., attorney at law.
Herod E. A., general store.
Herod Wm. E., cattle dealer.
Hill Ralph, attorney at law.
Hinman & Shepperd, physicians and surgeons.
HINMAN H. T., PROPRIETOR JONES HOUSE.
Hinman H. T., physician and surgeon.
Hogue 0. H., propr Columbus Hotel.
Hogue & Wiles, wholesale and retail druggists.
Hogue W. 0., druggist.
Hord Francis T., prosecuting attorney.
Hord F. T., attorney at law.
HUNTER J. B., grocery dealer.
Indiana Democrat, I. C. Dille, publisher.
IRWIN JOS. J., DEALER IN DRY GOODS, ROOTS AND SHOES, GROCERIES, etc.
Jones B. F., attorney at law and collecting agent.
Jones B. F., cashier Kentucky Stock Bank.
Jones Buck, mule dealer.
Jones B. F., proprietor furniture factory.
Kantrowitz & Solomon, wholesale and retail dealers in ready-made clothing, etc.
Keith John A., attorney at law.
Kentucky Stock Bank, W. F. Pidgeon, president, B. F. Jones, cashier.
Linton Dr., physician and surgeon.
Long John H., county auditor.
McCracken J. C, photographist.
McDonald S., saddle and harness maker.
McEwen & Junes, dealers in staple and fancy dry goods.
McEwen Wm., farmer.
MATHES JOHN D., POST MASTER.
Mathes J. D. & C. A., dealers in books and stationery.
May D. C, grocery dealer.
Miller Israel C., county commissioner.
Perry James M., county commissioner.
Phoenix Insurance Co., B. L. Smith, agent.
Pidgeon W. F., president Kentucky Stock Bank.
Pidgeon William F., attorney at law.
Pritchard S. Rev., Christian.
Ray & Smith, attorneys at law.
Ray Martin M., attorney at law.
Reynolds J. B., furniture dealer.
Rice R. D., physician and surgeon.
Roland G., proprietor Farmers hotel.
Samuels J., dealer in clothing, notions, etc.
Samuel D. & Son, grocery dealers.
Samuel B., clothier.
Singleton Wm., attorney at law.
Smith Ben. L., attorney at law.
Smith Ben. L., agent Phoenix Insurance Company.
SMITH F. P., DEALER IN BUY GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, GROCERIES, ETC.
SMITH & ERWIN, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN DRY GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, GROCERIES, ETC.
Snyder Jacob, county treasurer.
Stansifer S., attorney at law.
Storey John V., wholesale dealer in drugs, medicines, ic.
Thompson A. F., county commissioner.
Thompson N., county clerk.
Trauger J., dealer in hardware and cutlery.
VOLLMER JOHN O., baker and grocer.
Washburn Wm. A., justice of peace.
WEST & CO., dry goods and grocery dealers.
Whiteside & Griffith, proprietors water grist mill.
Whiteomb E. A., fashionable tailor.
Wiles W. M., druggist.
Williams J. & Brother, harness, saddle, and collar manufacturers.



ELIZABETHTOWN,
A post office of Bartholomew county.



HARTSVILLE,
A post office of Bartholomew county.



HOPE,
A post office of Bartholomew county.



KANSAS,
A post office of Bartholomew county, situated 12 miles north-west of Columbus, the county seat, and 30 miles south of Indianapolis. It lies about 5 miles from the Madison and Indianapolis railroad, and contains one blacksmith, one boot and shoe maker, and one Methodist Episcopal church. Population 20.

Alphabetical List of Professions, Trades, Etc.

Lodge Jacob, boot and shoe maker.
MARSH JONATHAN, POST MASTER.
Marsh Jonathan, blacksmith.



MOORE'S VINEYARD,
A post office of Bartholomew county.



NEWBERN,
A post office of Bartholomew county, situated on Clifty creek, nine miles E. N. E. of Columbus.



ROCK CREEK,
A post office of Bartholomew county.



TAYLORSBURGH,
A post office of Bartholomew county.



WALESBORO,
A post office of Wayne township, Bartholomew county, situated 4 miles from Columbus, the county seat, and 46 miles from Indianapolis. Population, 88.

M. O. COOPER, POST MASTER AND GENERAL MERCHANT.



WAYNESVILLE,
A post office of Bartholomew county.




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