The W. H.Beers Co.'s History of Clinton County, by Pliny Durant, et.al. was published in the 1870s. It is an excellent resource for the early history of the area, although somehwat flawed by being subscription-based for inclusion of prominent citizens' biographies.
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Chapter I - Physical Features: Geographical,
Topographical, Geological, The Soils, Climatological.
Chapter II - Pre-Historic.
Chapter III - Ante-Pioneer Days.
Border Struggles-Incidents Of The Early Days -Story Of The Deserted
Chapter IV - Land Grants, Entries
Chapter V - Pioneer Incidents. Earliest
Settlements In Clinton County. Pioneer Peculiarities. Wild Animals.
Development Of The County. Old-Time Agriculture, Improved Stock, Etc.
Early Schools And Churches. Early Mills. Miscellaneous.
Chapter, VI - Civil Organization Of The County. Townships First
Erected And Their Subsequent Subdivisions. Court Houses And Jails. The
Clinton County Infirmary. Clinton County Infirmary. Infirmary Directors.
Clinton County Agricultural Society. The Clinton County Farmers' Institute.
Clinton County Pioneer Society. Clinton County Auxiliary Bible Society.
Chapter VII - The Courts And Civil List. Judges. Judges Of Probate.
Prosecuting Attorneys Of Clinton County. Sheriffs. Coroners. Treasurers.
Recorders. Clerks Of The Courts. Auditors. Representatives Of The State
Legislature. The State Senators.
Chapter VIII - The County Government-Statistics. Population.
Chapter IX - Internal Improvements. Early Roads. Turnpikes, Plank
Roads, Etc. Railways.
Chapter X - Political. The Anti-Slavery Movement.
Chapter XI - The Bench And Bar Of Clinton County.
Chapter XII - The Medical Profession. Clinton County Medical
Chapter XIII - The Press Of Clinton County.
Chapter, XIV - The Military History Of Clinton County. History
Of The Regiments.