Rockport in Spencer County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A Rocky Beginning
When the railroad connected Rockport to Jasper in 1874, more trade routes were opened. In the 1930's Rockport’s sidewalks were laid by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Depression era organization.
By the Way:
Some folks say you can see the image of Martha Washington among the rock formations under the Rockport Bluff.
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Under the famous Rockport bluff lays
Travel to River Road at the east end of main Street in Rockport and you can stand on the same riverbank and sense the excitement of young Abe Lincoln anticipating his first trip so far away from home.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
Location. 37° 52.73′ N, 87° 2.659′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Indiana, in Spencer County. Marker is at the intersection of South 1st Street and Clark Street, on the left when traveling south on South 1st Street. Located in "Rocky Side Park" which is entered from Main Street and South 2nd Street. "Rocky Side Park" follows the Ohio River and the very rocky high bluffs. 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 (here, next to this marker); A Visit Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Rockport Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln was a Guest in 1844 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Honor Roll - Spencer CountyVietnam Honor Roll (approx. 0.8 miles away); Home of Thomas Clay (approx. 4.6 miles away in Kentucky); Uncle Tom Lived Here (approx. 4.6 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.