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Altamont BBQ Serves 2,000; Little Town Sticks to the Ribs

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

Jefferson Township was originally a part of Grindstone township, one of the three first townships formed in Daviess County. Anderson Smith was the first permanent white settler who settled in 1834. He and his wife, Mahala A. Henderson, who was a sister to Daviess County’s Judge Henderson, settled here from Clay County. Other early settlers were John Owings, John Higgins,

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