Aurora in Dearborn County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
On the bank of the Ohio near here, opposite the Eagle Hotel, Pinkney James built the steamboat CLINTON 1823-24. The launching July 4, 1824 occasioned a great celebration and firing of cannon.
Erected by Dearborn County Sesquicentennial Commitee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1824.
Location. 39° 3.364′ N, 84° 53.903′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Indiana, in Dearborn County. Marker is at the intersection of Judiciary Street and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on Judiciary Street. The marker is next to the Ohio River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aurora IN 47001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of the Aurora Ferry Co., Inc. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hillforest (approx. ¼ mile away); Aurora (approx. ¼ mile away); Lewis Loder (1819-1905) / Petersburg Distillery (approx. 1.8 miles away in Kentucky); Tanner’s Station 1789 (approx. 1.9 miles Lochry's Defeat (approx. 2.3 miles away); A Historic Road Less Traveled (approx. 2½ miles away); The Spirits of Lawrenceburg (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
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