Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hoosier Dusty Files - January 11, 1805 - Congress Separates Michigan Territory from Indiana Territory

A Year of Indiana History - 2016
A Year of Indiana History - 2016

January 11, 1805 - Congress Separates Michigan Territory from Indiana Territory
Congress established the Northwest Territory on July 13, 1787. The Territory existed as a legal entity from that date until Ohio became a State in 1803. Congress eventually carved six states out of the Territory.  This separation was the second act of dividing this vast territory into states. When Congress made the first division, they separated the Northwest Territory from the Indiana Territory in 1800. The Northwest Territory consisted of thirteen counties at the time.
Washington County
Hamilton County,
Adams County
Jefferson County
Ross County
Trumbull County
Clermont County
Fairfield County
Belmont County
St. Clair County
Knox County
Randolph County
Wayne County
On April 7, 1800, Congress detached four counties from the Northwest Territory and formed the Indiana Territory.
St. Clair County
Knox County
Randolph County
Wayne County - Western half
Ohio became a State on March 3, 1803. The eastern half of Wayne County detached from Ohio and added to the Indiana Territory. The Northwest Territory ceased to exist.
By January 11, 1805, Congress detached Wayne County, which covered most of modern day Michigan and formed the Michigan Territory. Detroit became the capital of the Michigan Territory, while the capital of the Indiana Territory remained at Vincennes until 1813, when the Territorial Assembly moved it to Corydon, Indiana.

Indiana possesses a rich history that is fun to read and learn. This Hoosier Dusty Files is in an easy to read “this day in history format” and includes articles from the author's A Year in Indiana History series. Visitors may read the articles as they appear or purchase the book:
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