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

A Fair to Remember

A Fair to Remember Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. A Fair to Remember Marker
Inscription.  Corydon is home to the Harrison County Fairgrounds, which boasts that it holds the oldest continuous county fair in Indiana. Edward Smith, the first settler of Corydon, built a log cabin close to a spring branch, and that spring has remained an important feature of this property. The first fair was held in 1860, and even then, fairgoers and exhibitors enjoyed the cool water of the spring branch on the southwest side of the fairgrounds. Livestock and poultry were watered at the spring, and the water was used for the cooling of watermelons! Large rock walls and brick lining of the spring branch are still intact. Historic reminders of earlier days include the racing track and bleachers among other structures.

An annual week-long fair is held each July, complete with a midway, harness racing, 4-H livestock shows, live music and a demolition derby.

By the way: County fairs are an Indiana favorite activity, and create exhibit opportunities for 4-H Club members and Future Farmers of America.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.

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38° 12.437′ N, 86° 7.594′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is on Old Highway 135 (Indiana Route 337), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corydon IN 47112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harrison County (Indiana) Fair (within shouting distance of this marker); Flags Over Corydon (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Kintner House Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Hays Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Cunningham Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Butt Drugs (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Capital Restaurant Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Linder Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
A Fair to Remember Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. A Fair to Remember Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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