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Rockport in Spencer County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Rockport Tavern

 
 
Site of Rockport Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
1. Site of Rockport Tavern Marker
Inscription.  In October 1844 Abraham Lincoln gave a speech at Spencer County Courthouse to promote Henry Clay, Whig presidential candidate. Lincoln, during his first trip to Indiana in 14 years, was a guest at the Tavern. Site first marked October 28, 1926.
 
Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Spencer County Historical Society, and Friends of Southern Hills, Inc. (Marker Number 74.1992.2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1844.
 
Location. 37° 52.995′ N, 87° 2.755′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Indiana, in Spencer County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and South Second Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Located on Main Street at the entrance to the "Rocky Side Park" in Rockport, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport IN 47635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln was a Guest in 1844 (here, next
Wide View - - Site of Rockport Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
2. Wide View - - Site of Rockport Tavern Marker
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to this marker); A Visit Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Honor Roll - Spencer County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Rocky Beginning (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vietnam Honor Roll (approx. 0.7 miles away); Uncle Tom Lived Here (approx. 4.7 miles away in Kentucky); Hawes Family Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
 
Site of Rockport Tavern Marker -and- Entrance to "Rocky Side Park" image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
3. Site of Rockport Tavern Marker -and- Entrance to "Rocky Side Park"
A View - - "Rocky Side Park" image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
4. A View - - "Rocky Side Park"
More - "Rocky Side Park" image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
5. More - "Rocky Side Park"
"Rocky Side Park" image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
6. "Rocky Side Park"
Looking North - - Site of Rockport Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
7. Looking North - - Site of Rockport Tavern Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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