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1795 to 1849
1795 Treaty of Greenville removes Indians from the eastern part of the Northwest Territory  
1805 First Wayne County settlers arrive and set up homes on the banks of Elkhorn Creek near the present Elkhorn Cemetery  
1806 David Hoover leads a party west from Montgomery County, Ohio and discovers a location suitable for settlement.  
1809 Twelve Mile Purchase  
1810 Wayne County formed  
1816 Indiana becomes a state  
1818 Separate villages of John Smith and Jeremiah Cox merge and incorporate as a town  
1818 First Post Office established with Robert Morrisson appointed Postmaster  
1821 Richmond's first newspaper, the Intelligencer, begins printing  
1827 National Road is surveyed through Wayne County  
1831 First edition of the Richmond Palladium on January 1.
1833 John Finley publishes a book of poetry called the Hoosier's Nest.  
National Road Bridge opens to traffic
Spring Foundry open for business
1840 Richmond incorporated as a city. John Sailor elected first mayor 
1842 Henry Clay visits   
1842 Robinson Machine Works founded    
1846 Richmond and Miami Railroad incorporated  
1847  Friends Boarding School opens  


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