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

A Fair to Remember

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. A Fair to Remember Marker
Inscription.  Corydon is home to the Harrison County Fairgrounds, which boasts that it holds the oldest continuous county fair in Indiana. Edward Smith, the first settler of Corydon, built a log cabin close to a spring branch, and that spring has remained an important feature of this property. The first fair was held in 1860, and even then, fairgoers and exhibitors enjoyed the cool water of the spring branch on the southwest side of the fairgrounds. Livestock and poultry were watered at the spring, and the water was used for the cooling of watermelons! Large rock walls and brick lining of the spring branch are still intact. Historic reminders of earlier days include the racing track and bleachers among other structures.

An annual week-long fair is held each July, complete with a midway, harness racing, 4-H livestock shows, live music and a demolition derby.

By the way: County fairs are an Indiana favorite activity, and create exhibit opportunities for 4-H Club members and Future Farmers of America.
 
Location. 38° 12.437′ N, 86° 7.594′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana

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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. A Fair to Remember Marker
, in Harrison County. Marker is on Old Highway 135 (Indiana Route 337), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Harrison County (Indiana) Fair (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Capital Bank (approx. ¼ mile away); The Red Mill – Reasor’s Service Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Hottell Insurance Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Bell Predates the Civil War (approx. ¼ mile away); Posey House (approx. ¼ mile away); Indiana Capitol (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corydon United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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