Georgetown in Floyd County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Named for George Walts, from Pennsylvania, who settled here in 1807. The earliest settler was Patrick Henry Shields, a Virginian, who arrived in 1805 and became prominent in early Indiana affairs as statesman and soldier. Here in 1890 was born Sherman Minton, who became an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court 1949-56.
Erected by Floyd County Historical Society and Radio Station WLRP.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
Location. 38° 17.714′ N, 85° 57.741′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Indiana, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Road 54) and Gilstrap Way, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Optimist Park, Georgetown IN 47122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patrick Shields (approx. ¾ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); George W. Waltz (approx. ¾ mile away); Buffalo Trace Route (approx. 6.4 miles The Robert E. Lee Built Here (approx. 7.1 miles away); Scribner High School (approx. 7½ miles away); The Israel House (approx. 7½ miles away); Mob Violence, 1862 (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Also see . . . Georgetown, Floyd County, Indiana. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.