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Greenfield in Hancock County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hancock County, Indiana

 
 
Hancock County, Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
1. Hancock County, Indiana Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. Hancock County created 1828. Named for first signer of Declaration of Independence. Agricultural County, near center of Hoosier State. First settled 1818 in Blue River Township. Greenfield chosen County Seat in 1829. “Green Fields” inviting to weary travelers. Old National Road, main artery of pioneer travel, constructed through Hancock in 1835.

Early industries: grist and saw mills, tanneries, flax factories. 1890, Era of gas boom: glass factories flourished: nor gone. Present Court House, the Fourth, completed 1898.

Townships: Blue River, Brandywine, Brown, Buck Creek, Center, Green, Jackson, Sugar Creed, and Vernon.

Erected 1967
by The Hancock Co. Sesquicentennial Commission
Dorothy June Williams, Chairman
Elizabeth Snodgrass, Secretary
Elbert Griffith, Treasurer
 
Erected 1967 by Hancock So. Aesquicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.11′ N, 85° 46.115′ W. Marker is in Greenfield, Indiana, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 40) and East Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Click for map. Located on the North/East lawn of the Hancock County Courthouse in Greenfield, Indiana.
Wide View - - Hancock County, Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
2. Wide View - - Hancock County, Indiana Marker
Marker is in this post office area: Greenfield IN 46140, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Whitcomb Riley (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named James Whitcomb Riley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Democratic Party Rooster (approx. 0.7 miles away); Whetzel Trace (approx. 12.7 miles away); Massacre of Indians (approx. 15.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 13, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. GovernmentSettlements & Settlers
 
Hancock County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
3. Hancock County Courthouse
The marker is located under the trees (in the middle of the photo) on the Courthouse lawn. (Click the photo and give it a try.)
Looking North - -  Hancock County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
4. Looking North - - Hancock County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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