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Grant County was founded on February 10, 1831 and named after Captains Moses and Samuel Grant, cousins of Daniel Boone, who were killed in 1789 by Native Americans near the Ohio River. The county was formed from parts of Adams New Purchase (Adams/Delaware/Randolph Counties) and unorganized Indiana territory. The county seat is Marion.

*William Henry Harrison Haley photo used with permission of Paul Haley (2021)

  • The Society was featured on WBAT this week with an update on “Good Morning, Grant County.” President Travis LeMaster gave an update of recent activities.

    Click here to listen to the audio.

  • Probate Digitization Project

    Members of the Grant County Historical Society are volunteering to preserve and prepare for digitization Grant County Probate Records from 1869-1930.

    This preparation work includes unfolding, repairing, removing staples/rivets/straight pins and labeling the files.

    Anyone intersted in participating in this project should contact the Indiana Room at the Marion Public Library at 765-668-2900.

  • Circle G Saddle Club Celebrates 80 years

    The Grant County Historical Society joined the Circle G Saddle Club for a lovely meal at their clubhouse Wednesday evening, June 15, 2022.  The group shared stories, photos, and memorabilia of their long 80-year history.  Many organizations suffered during COVID, and the saddle club is no exception, so they are planning to build back better and stronger.  The Grant County Historical Society presented a certificate of recognition to the Circle G Saddle Club for their 80 years in Grant County, and as the longest, continuous running saddle club in the state of Indiana.