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Hancock County Markers
Indiana (Hancock County), Greenfield — 30.1966.1 — Birthplace of Democratic Party Rooster
The use of the rooster as a Democratic party symbol originated in Greenfield in the 1840 campaign. The rooster was later adopted by the state and national Democratic parties. — Map (db m273) HM
Indiana (Hancock County), Greenfield — Hancock County, Indiana
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 . . . — Map (db m32230) HM
Indiana (Hancock County), Greenfield — James Whitcomb Riley
Map (db m32287) HM
Indiana (Hancock County), Greenfield — 30.1967.1 — James Whitcomb Riley "The Hoosier Poet" October 7, 1849–July 22, 1916
Birthplace James Whitcomb Riley "The Hoosier Poet" October 7, 1849–July 22, 1916 Editor, author, poet, lecturer and entertainer. One of the best known Hoosiers of all time, Riley first wrote under the name "Benj. F. Johnson of Boone" and was famous for his use of the Hoosier dialect. — Map (db m65222) HM
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