The Indiana State Archives has added an online index of public land records from the Crawfordsville district spanning 1820-1853. The index contains 38,000 entries and comprises land purchased from the federal government in present-day Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Fountain, Hendricks, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Warren and White counties.
The index can be searched at http://www.digitalarchives.in.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=39. The Indiana State Archives press release has more information on the index and how it can be used in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management's database of land patents.
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