Celebrating 200 years

Our History

Interviews with Influential Mooresvillians

Hear from some long-time, influential Mooresvillians as they share their stories with Mooresville.

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 Want to know more about Mooresville History, visit Mooresville (Indiana) Local History Treasure Trove


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A Treasure Trove of Mooresville History

The library's Indiana Room has a variety of free digitized resources summarizing some of Mooresville and Morgan County's local history.  Click the links below to see each item.


Books available in our Indiana Room collection:  History of Mooresville & Morgan County, Indiana (brochure)
A Bicentennial Celebration:  1824-2024, Mooresville, Indiana, by Cauli Le Chat (Mooresville Public Library, 2023) (CHILDREN'S BOOK)
Complete PDF
A Brief History of Mooresville and Vicinityby Almira Harvey Hadley (1918)
Complete PDF
A Brief History of Mooresville, Indiana, 1824-1974, by Clara S. Richardson (1974)
Complete PDF
 A Historical Treasure Trove of Mooresville, Indiana:  A Bicentennial Celebration (1824-2024)by William R. Buckley (Mooresville Public Library, 2023)
PDF Part One
PDF Part Two
PDF Part Three
PDF Part Four
PDF Part Five
PDF Part Six
PDF Part Seven
Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical (Blanchard, C., ed., 1884).  Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co., pp. 99-111; 217-245.
Pages 99-111; 217-245
FULL TEXT OF BOOK (814 pages)
Early Mooresville, Centennial Souvenir, 1824-1924 (published in 1924)
Includes Early Mooresville (1884), a paper written and read by Margaret W. Fogleman, daughter of Samuel Moore, at the Diamond Jubilee (60th anniversary) of the town of Mooresville, Indiana; and Ye Early Pioneers:Reminiscences of the Settlement of Morgan County (1875), a letter that was written by John Matthews, one of the earliest pioneers in Brown Township, Morgan County, Indiana.



Mooresville's Bicentennial Book: a History for Kids

HEY, KIDS!  Learn about the history of Mooresville, Indiana from Cauli Le Chat, feline roving reporter at Mooresville Public Library.  Click the book cover (below), or click here, to read a digital copy (in PDF format).  Just in time for Mooresville's bicentennial celebration (1824-2024)!