A committee is appointed by the Boone County Court
to mark the best route from the courthouse
to the salt works on Mud Lick
and from thence to Eagle Creek.
On the 20th of October, 1800, Robert Johnson and John H. Craig
were given approval by the County Court
to establish a town on their lands on the waters of Woolper’s Creek at the place fixed on for the seat of Justice. “A town is established on the lands of Robert Johnson and John H. Craig to be called and known by the name of Wilmington”. (Order Book A, page 22) October 1800. (Plat of town is in Deed Book A, page 123 - 74 acres) This is the legal incorporation of Burlington
, as the Counties had power under state law to establish towns within their boundaries.
U.S. & World
The federal government moves from Philadelphia to its newly constructed capital at Washington, D.C.
John Chapman, better known as Jonny Appleseed, begins scattering religious tracts and apple seeds in pioneer communities throughout the American Midwest.
Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr tie in the Electoral College vote for President.
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