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

Lexington First County Seat

 
 
Lexington First County Seat Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Lexington First County Seat Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  
Side 1
Scott County formed by Indiana General Assembly 1820; Lexington selected county seat. Attempts made 1823, 1839, 1840 to relocate county seat to more central location. Petition to County Commissioners 1870 was successful; town of Scottsburg platted 1871 as new county seat; actual move occurred 1874.

Side 2
Lexington laid out 1810; plat recorded 1813; town incorporated 1816. First Scott County courthouse built here 1821 by Daniel P. Falkner. Specifications called for brick construction and a hipped roof with poplar shingles and a twenty-foot cupola. Structure served as school 1874-1889, then was demolished.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. 38° 39.171′ N, 85° 37.546′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Indiana, in Scott County. Marker is on Cherry Street (State Road 203), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington IN 47138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as

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the crow flies. A Night in a Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Morgan's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Western Eagle (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of William Hayden English Home (approx. half a mile away); Town Creek Encampment (approx. half a mile away); John Kimberlin Farm (approx. 3.1 miles away); Northern Boundary of Clark's Grant (approx. 3˝ miles away); Harvey Washington Wiley, M.D. (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Lexington First County Seat Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Lexington First County Seat Marker (Side 2)
Lexington First County Seat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
3. Lexington First County Seat Marker
Scott County Courthouse at Lexington 1821-1874 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
4. Scott County Courthouse at Lexington 1821-1874
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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