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Scottsburg in Scott County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Scott County Home

 
 
Scott County Home Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Scott County Home Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  
(Side 1)
Indiana law in 1831 authorized counties to establish institutions to support and accommodate the poor, carrying out 1816 Constitution provision. First Scott County home built 1861 north of Lexington; closed 1879. County home moved here to frame house on 180 acres. Residents of such asylums could farm and help support the facilities.

(Side 2)
This brick structure replaced the frame house in 1892. Over time, acreage was reduced. Structure ceased to function as a county home 1973. Scott County public services and government offices located here until 1995. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 2000. Property named home of Scott County Heritage Center and Museum 2001.
 
Erected by Indiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
 
Location. 38° 40.417′ N, 85° 46.217′ W. Marker is in Scottsburg, Indiana, in Scott County. Marker is

Scott County Home Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Scott County Home Marker (Side 2)
on South Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 South Main Street, Scottsburg IN 47170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scott County's Carnegie Library (approx. ¾ mile away); Scott County War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Hayden English (approx. 0.8 miles away); Scott County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Scottsburg Depot (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lake Iola Interurban Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Morgan's Great Raid (approx. 1.7 miles away); "Lightning" Ellsworth Strikes Again (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Scott County Heritage Center and Museum. (Submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
3. National Register of Historic Places Plaque
Scott County Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
4. Scott County Home Marker
Scott County Home image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
5. Scott County Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3. submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   4. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   5. submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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