Warren, laid out March 25, 1840, by Lambert Hopper, on the N. W. 4 and the N. E. of Sec. S. T. 9 N., R. 5 W. The plat of this town will be found recorded in Warren county, Vol. VII, of records. Benjamin Thomkins was the surveyor. Some years later Josiah Dunn laid out an addition to this town.

At one time during the lifetime of its enterprising proprietor this town carried on quite an extensive trade. A good flouring mill and a woolen factory drew trade and business from a long distance. The land in the immediate vicinity is of a poor quality, the mills have been allowed to run down since the death of the proprietor, and its former prosperity has in a measure disappeared.


History of Mercer and Henderson Counties.


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