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Rockville in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Parke County Museum

 
 
Parke County Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 18, 2007
1. Parke County Museum Marker
Inscription.  This Museum Building built in 1839 first used as a seminary; an armory during the Civil War, a school for negro children from 1873-1924, later a gas station, a restaurant, and gift shop.
Purchased in 1975 by Parke Co. Historical Society.
 
Erected 1975. (Marker Number 61.1975.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkCivil RightsEducationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 39° 45.741′ N, 87° 14.001′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is on West Ohio Street (U.S. 36), on the right when traveling east. Located on West Ohio Street (U.S. 36) two blocks east of South Lincoln Road (U.S. 41). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 West Ohio Street, 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 Chautauqua Pavilion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korea (approx. ¼ mile away); Honor Roll
Parke County Museum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 18, 2007
2. Parke County Museum and Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Viet-Nam Honor Roll (approx. ¼ mile away); World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Naming of Rockville (approx. ¼ mile away); Juliet V. Strauss (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old 1832 Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .  Tour Inside Museum. (Submitted on November 30, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,578 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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