The state's capital, Indianapolis, was originally founded in 1821 as a planned city to serve as the new state capital. It was named after the Indiana tribes that once inhabited the area.

Morgan County, located in Indiana, has a rich history that dates back centuries. The area was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Miami, Piankeshaw, and Delaware peoples. In the late 18th century, European settlers began moving into the region, exploring the land and establishing connections with the Native Americans.

In 1822, Morgan County was officially formed and named after General Daniel Morgan, a Revolutionary War hero. The early years of the county were focused on agriculture, with settlers clearing the land and establishing farms. The town of Martinsville was established as the county seat, and it quickly grew into a thriving community.

During the mid-19th century, Morgan County experienced significant growth and development. The construction of the Indianapolis & Vincennes Railroad in 1851 brought new economic opportunities to the area, promoting trade and enhancing transportation. With the arrival of the railroad, Martinsville became a prominent center for the manufacturing industry, with many factories and businesses being established.

The 20th century brought both prosperity and challenges to Morgan County. The county continued to expand, with the population growing steadily. However, like many other parts of the country, Morgan County was greatly affected by the Great Depression in the 1930s. The local economy suffered, and many individuals and families faced hardships.

In more recent years, Morgan County has worked to diversify its economy and promote tourism. The county is known for its scenic beauty, including its lakes, forests, and state parks, which attract outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Today, Morgan County remains a vibrant community, with a rich history and a promising future.

  • 1822 - Morgan County was formed, named after General Daniel Morgan.
  • 1823 - The first county courthouse was built in Martinsville.
  • 1836 - Martinsville became the county seat.
  • 1851 - The first railroad was built in Morgan County, connecting to Indianapolis.
  • 1861-1865 - Morgan County contributed soldiers to the Union Army during the American Civil War.
  • 1870 - The first public high school was established in Martinsville.
  • 1909 - The Morgan County Courthouse in Martinsville was completed.
  • 1927 - The infamous Indiana Ku Klux Klan rally took place in Morgan County, attracting thousands of people.
  • 1938 - Morgan-Monroe State Forest was established.
  • 1951 - The first hospital in Morgan County, Community Hospitals Indianapolis South, was opened in Mooresville.
  • 1986 - Martinsville High School basketball team won the Indiana State Basketball Championship.
  • 2015 - Morgan County celebrated its 193rd anniversary.