Near Princeton in Gibson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lyles Station, Indiana
1886 --- Lyles Station, Indiana --- 1986
Dedicated to preserve the memory of Joshua Lyles
Lyles Station, Indiana, the State’s only remaining black-named community, was settled more than one hundred years ago by Joshua Lyles, a Freed Slave from Tennessee.
He encouraged other Freed Slaves to settle as farmers in Indiana. The “Negro Colony,” as it was called prior to and after the Civil War, became a Northern picture of Southern Culture.
The community served as a symbol of hope for Freed Men and Slaves.
General Chairpersons - - - Dr. Carl C. Lyles, Sr., Loretta Freeman
Co-Chairpersons - - - Doris Greer, Jonathan Walden
Secretary - - - Cheryl Walden
Treasurer - - - Earl L. Lyles
Gibson Co. Historical Soc. - - - George Rehnquist, President
Reverend Edward Taylor, Jr., Pastor
Thenceforward — Forever Free
Location. 38° 22.22′ N, 87° 39.554′ W. Marker is near Princeton, Indiana, in Gibson County. Marker is at the intersection of Road 500W and Road 100N, on the right when traveling south on Road 500W. Click for map. Located at the East entrance of the 'Wayman
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Lyles Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge William Prince (approx. 5 miles away); Civil War Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Gibson County American Revolution Honor Roll (approx. 5 miles away); Gibson County World Wars I and II Honor Roll (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gibson County Korean - Vietnam Honor Rolls (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gibson County Desert Storm and Desert Shield Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gibson County Civil War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Princeton.
More about this marker. Eventhough this marker is 'near' Princeton, Indiana - - I think and call it 'Lyles Station, Indiana', as it truly is.
Also see . . . Wayman Chapel & Lyles Station, Indiana ::. (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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