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Lawrenceburg in Dearborn County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lawrenceburgh

First in New Modes of Transportation

 

— 1802 —

 
Lawrenceburgh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
1. Lawrenceburgh Marker
Inscription.  
1802 - - Village of Lawrenceburgh founded in the Wilderness by Capt. Samuel C. Vance
Commerce and travel are via the Ohio River. Pioneers constructed flatboats to carry goods to New Orleans Markets. The “Kaintucks” walked back to the Ohio Valley through hostile Indian Territory.

1832 - - George H. Dunn, Whig congressman from Lawrenceburg convinced the state to charter Indiana’s first railroad.

1834 - - The Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis R. R. was begun in Shelbyville to connect to Ohio River transportation.

1835 - - Lawrenceburgh’s portion of the line is dedicated before a crowd of 5,000 but the entire line is not completed due to 1838 - 1839 financial disaster.

1848 - - Ohio and Mississippi R. R. Connecting Cincinnati and St. Louis is begun.

1852 - - The Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis R. R. Is reorganized as the Indianapolis and Cincinnati R. R.; a locomotive is delivered by boat to Lawrenceburgh in Sept. East and West sections of the line are joined in Shelbyville.

1857
Wide View - - Lawrenceburgh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
2. Wide View - - Lawrenceburgh Marker
The Lawrenceburgh marker is the one on the right in the photo.
- - The O&M R. R. Becomes the earliest B&O controlled line in Indiana.

1861 - - President elect Abraham Lincoln addressed the townspeople from his inaugural train behind this hotel.

1900 - - The Cincinnati, Lawrenceburgh and Aurora Electric Street Railroad Company reversed direction at this intersection.

Historic Lawrenceburg ͂͂ Greendale Foundation
 
Erected by Greendale Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), and the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series lists.
 
Location. 39° 5.551′ N, 84° 50.843′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in Dearborn County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and High Street, on the right when traveling north on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 92 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg IN 47025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hunt House Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Samuel C. Vance
Lawrenceburgh Marker - with - Levee on Right image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
3. Lawrenceburgh Marker - with - Levee on Right
The marker is the one facing to the right in the photo.
(about 300 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (about 400 feet away); The Price of Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dearborn County (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dearborn County World War I War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceburg.
 
Lawrenceburgh Levee at the Ohio River image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
4. Lawrenceburgh Levee at the Ohio River
Note the Lawrenceburg Town - Clock and its Bells on top of the Levee.
Looking East - - Lawrenceburgh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
5. Looking East - - Lawrenceburgh Marker
Marker is seen on the lower left in the photo.
Wide View - - Lawrenceburgh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
6. Wide View - - Lawrenceburgh Marker
South Ramp to - Walkway on top of the Levee - with - Clock on Top... image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
7. South Ramp to - Walkway on top of the Levee - with - Clock on Top...
Levee Clock - - Bell Schedule . . . image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
8. Levee Clock - - Bell Schedule . . .
Looking North : : On Top of Levee Clock - - Walkway. . . image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
9. Looking North : : On Top of Levee Clock - - Walkway. . .
Some of the Levee Clock Bells image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
10. Some of the Levee Clock Bells
Hope you checked the Bell Schedule - - take note of the time. The bells can be loud on top of the Levee.
River Watch Center and its Crew. image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
11. River Watch Center and its Crew.
There are a number of jobs that keep them busy beside watching the River for problems of flooding. This is just South of the Levee Clock on the Ohio River.
Looking North / East : : View of Cincinnati, Ohio - from the Lawrenceburg, Indiana Clock Levee. image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
12. Looking North / East : : View of Cincinnati, Ohio - from the Lawrenceburg, Indiana Clock Levee.
Lawrenceburg Clock Levee image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
13. Lawrenceburg Clock Levee
Photo taken from the recreational area looking North/East to the Levee and the parking area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,256 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on August 30, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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