History Moments: Noblesville Mayor Docket Books

Mayoral Docket ScanningWhat cases could have possibly come through the Noblesville courts in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s?  Oh, there were the usual minor charges like public intoxication, and assault and battery.  But what else could have happened in our small county seat?  Dynamiting fish, visiting a house of ill fame, or murder?

The mayor’s docket books from those years provide a unique view of the public court records and reflect a side of Noblesville not often mentioned elsewhere.  Stop by the Noblesville Library on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. as we delve into some of the more interesting findings in our newly digitized Noblesville Mayor Docket Books (May 18, 1887 through October 9, 1950).

Scanning of these documents, and others like them, was made possible by monies received through a 2015 LSTA grant funded by the Institute of Museums and Technology and administered by the Indiana State Library.

Get a front row seat into the history of the area. Register online (registration is not required, but requested).  For further information about this program or other historical highlights, please call the Indiana Room at 317-770-3206.