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An elm disease killed the tree in 1925, and only the trunk remains at the Constitution Elm Memorial. Pieces of the tree were sold as souvenirs. In 1937, a protective sandstone memorial was erected over the trunk.
The Constitution Convention was attended by 43 representatives from the territory. When preparing Indian’s state laws they relied heavily on existing constitutions, especially those of Ohio and Kentucky.
Indiana’s first capitol, completed in 1816
at a cost of $3000, was designed for use
as Harrison County Courthouse. but
housed the General Assembly and Supreme
Court until the capital was moved to
Indianapolis in 1825.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 38° 12.807′ N,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Constitution Elm (here, next to this marker); Dedicated In Everlasting Tribute (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harrison County Jail (about 700 feet away); World War I (about 700 feet away); Battle of Corydon (about 700 feet away); Downtown Corydon (about 700 feet away); Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. 4. submitted on June 19, 2023, by Susan McClain of Carmel, Indiana. 5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.