History of Indiana County
Indiana County was created on March 30, 1803 from parts of Westmoreland and Lycoming Counties and probably named for the Territory of Indiana. Read a mini-history from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. See also the free book resources about Indian History on the right, under Indiana County Resources.
Indiana County History Books - available on-line, for free
- Extensive Indiana County Collection from Pennsylvania-Genealogy.net
- Indiana County, Pennsylvania; Her People, Past and Present, Embracing a History of the County
By Joshua Thompson Stewart, 1862
Available in multiple formats including PDF and ebook
Volume 1 (906 pages, 79mb) and Volume 2 (872 pages, 68mb) available from the Internet Archive. An online version in web page format, is available with separate pictures and a clickable index from Treasures of the Past.
- History of Indiana County, PA.
By J. A. Caldwell 1880.
Online web page version in multiple linked, PDF files from Treasures of the Past
- Biological and Historical Cyclopedia of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania.
By Samuel T. Wiley. Pennsylvania, 1891.
Online version in multiple linked, PDF files
Available from Treasures of the Past