Rockville in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1883 Railroad Depot
The Covered Bridge Capital
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges series list.
Location. 39° 45.735′ N, 87° 13.399′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is at the intersection of East Ohio Street (U.S. 36) and Constitution Street on East Ohio Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. Rockville Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old 1832 Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Naming of Rockville (approx. ¼ mile away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Viet-Nam Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away); Korea Parke County Museum (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
More about this marker. Old Railroad Depot is Excellent. Well worth visit just to see it.
Regarding 1883 Railroad Depot. Each October well over 1,000,000 people decend upon Parke and surrounding Counties in West Central Indiana. The Covered Bridge Festival is one of the largest events in the State of Indiana.
Not only do people come from neighboring states, many come from around the world to see the bridges and take in the community food and festival. Many of the covered bridges are still used for local vehicle traffic.
Flee-markets, food, majestic tree colors, world's largest number of covered bridges, and uniquely friendly citizenary add to the flavor of Fall.
Also see . . .
1. Covered Bridge Capital - Web Site. "Explore the county’s 31 covered bridges, divided into convenient routes to ensure you don’t miss a thing." (Submitted on November 19, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Reflections on the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. As Covered Bridge Festival time approaches, our senses are inundated with delights beyond compare...
An article by Gary Cowan published on the Parke County (Submitted on November 28, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Photos - Covered Bridges. Parke County Covered Bridges can be viewed here, with links available to view pictures of other Indiana Covered Bridges. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
4. Video - "The Covered Bridges of Parke County Indiana" (Courtesy - YouTube) ::. (Submitted on September 28, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,255 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on September 28, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.