“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Edinburgh in Johnson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Edinburg Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, February 18, 2020
1. Edinburg Marker Reverse
Inscription.  Laid out in 1822, Edinburg was first town in Johnson County. In 1976 known as the Black Walnut Veneer Capital of the World. Alexander Thompson and Louis Bishop proprietors of town with additions of once by Isaac Collier, William Hunt, John Campbell. Marker at the site of first store in county 1822. First death in county 1820, Lucy Barnett Townsend. Site of famous pioneer Thompson Mill on Blue River 1826. In 1845 Madison-Indianapolis R.R. completed to Edinburg, town of central Indiana. Original home of Pennant syrup by Union Starch. Popular hymn, "Bringing in the Sheaves," written by evangelist Knowles Shaw, while in Edinburg.
Erected 1976 by Erected by Edinburg Bicentennial Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
Location. 39° 21.24′ N, 85° 58.065′ W. Marker is in Edinburgh, Indiana, in Johnson
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County. Marker is on South Main Street just south of West Main Cross Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 West Main Cross Street, Edinburgh IN 46124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thompson Mill (approx. half a mile away); Historical Blue River Township (approx. 1.7 miles away); William Merritt Chase (approx. 6.2 miles away); Lowell Mills (approx. 7.9 miles away); Atterbury Army Air Field (approx. 8.1 miles away); Franklin Wonder Five (approx. 9.6 miles away); Home of Columbus Horatio Hall (approx. 9.7 miles away); George King – 1782-1868 (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edinburgh.
Edinburg Marker in Context image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, February 18, 2020
2. Edinburg Marker in Context
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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