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Corydon in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Harrison County (Indiana) Fair

 
 
Harrison County (Indiana) Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
1. Harrison County (Indiana) Fair Marker
Inscription. Oldest continuous County Fair existing in Indiana. First fair held Sept. 11 - 14, 1860. Citizens met jan. 1860, organized Harrison County Agricultural Society, adopted constitution which with amendments governs yet today. Ground purchased Mar. 1860 from Benj. Aydelott, half mile track constructed for pacing or trotting, racing against time. In 1904, mare Bertha W won race and dropped dead at grandstand, buried north center field. Near mouth of spring Edw. Smith, first Corydon white settler built log cabin. His daughter, Jennie rendered song "Corydon" for Gov. Wm. Henry Harrison who in turn named our town.
 
Erected 1984 by Fair Board Commemorating 125th Fair.
 
Location. 38° 12.424′ N, 86° 7.609′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is on South Capitol Ave. (State Road 337), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located just south of Little Indian Creek, the marker is part of the Fair Grounds entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: County Fair Grounds, Corydon IN 47112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Fair to Remember (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Capital Bank (approx. ¼ mile
Harrison County (Indiana) Fair Entrance and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
2. Harrison County (Indiana) Fair Entrance and Marker
away); The Red Mill – Reasor’s Service Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Hottell Insurance Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Posey House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bell Predates the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indiana Capitol (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corydon United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
 
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Harrison County (Indiana) Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
3. Harrison County (Indiana) Fair Marker
Note: This marker has been relocated several feet to the north since this marker was originally placed in HMDB.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,313 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   3. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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