Near Rockville in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This was the first flatboat landing in the county; territorial court was held here and this was a stop for stagecoaches.
Erected 1966 by Parke County Historical Society. (Marker Number 61.1966.3.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Government & Politics • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges, and the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series lists.
Location. 39° 39.108′ N, 87° 17.653′ W. Marker is near Rockville, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is on County Road S325W north of County Road S550W, on the right when traveling north. Take care, most county roads in this area have been renamed and do not share numbers or names noted on most maps. May need a G.P.S. to get around. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville IN 47872, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Soldiers Buried at Clinton Indiana (approx. 5.6 miles away); All Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); 10 O'Clock Line (approx. 6.3 miles away); Hixon Cemetery (approx. 6˝ miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 7.8 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 8 miles away); Rockville Chautauqua Pavilion (approx. 8.1 miles away); Armiesburg (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Also see . . . "Building a Flatboat". Courtesy - "Readings in Indiana History" (Pp. 231-241) offers a number of adventures including "Flatboating Days", "Indiana Flatboats at New Orleans", "A Ferry-Boat Ad", and the "Steamboat Trip on the Wabash". (A good read to learn how to build a flatboat..) (Submitted on July 9, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Additional keywords. Covered Bridge
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.