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

Naming of Rockville

 
 
Naming of Rockville (Indiana) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
1. Naming of Rockville (Indiana) Marker
Click on photo for an closer look at Marker.
Inscription.  In February, 1824, this site was chosen as the permanent seat of justice for Parke County. Eight men christened the town-to-be in honor of the ancient boulders found here.
 
Erected 1963 by Parke Co. Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLandmarksNotable BuildingsNotable EventsNotable Places. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1824.
 
Location. 39° 45.745′ N, 87° 13.696′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is on West Ohio Street (U.S. 36) west of South Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east. The Marker sits on the left side of sidewalk as you approach the north entrance of the Parke County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Parke County Court House, 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. Viet-Nam Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Korea (within shouting distance of this marker);
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World War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old 1832 Jail (about 700 feet away); 1883 Railroad Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Parke County Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Rockville Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .  Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 12, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Parke County Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
2. Parke County Court House
View of the North Entrance. The boulder with the Marker on it can be seen to the left side of the sidewalk entry. (Click photo for closer look.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,378 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 12, 2024