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Corydon in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Harrison County (Indiana) Fair

 
 
Harrison County (Indiana) Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
1. Harrison County (Indiana) Fair Marker
Inscription.  Oldest continuous County Fair existing in Indiana. First fair held Sept. 11 - 14, 1860. Citizens met jan. 1860, organized Harrison County Agricultural Society, adopted constitution which with amendments governs yet today. Ground purchased Mar. 1860 from Benj. Aydelott, half mile track constructed for pacing or trotting, racing against time. In 1904, mare Bertha W won race and dropped dead at grandstand, buried north center field. Near mouth of spring Edw. Smith, first Corydon white settler built log cabin. His daughter, Jennie rendered song "Corydon" for Gov. Wm. Henry Harrison who in turn named our town.
 
Erected 1984 by Fair Board Commemorating 125th Fair.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsEntertainmentSettlements & SettlersSportsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1860.
 
Location. 38° 12.424′ N, 86° 7.609′ 
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W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is on South Capitol Ave. (State Road 337), on the right when traveling south. Located just south of Little Indian Creek, the marker is part of the Fair Grounds entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: County Fair Grounds, Corydon IN 47112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Fair to Remember (within shouting distance of this marker); Flags Over Corydon (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kintner House Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Hays Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Cunningham Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Butt Drugs (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Capital Restaurant Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Linder Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
 
Harrison County (Indiana) Fair Entrance and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
2. Harrison County (Indiana) Fair Entrance and Marker
Harrison County (Indiana) Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
3. Harrison County (Indiana) Fair Marker
Note: This marker has been relocated several feet to the north since this marker was originally placed in HMDB.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,527 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   3. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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