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Rockville in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

1883 Railroad Depot

 
 
Covered Bridge Capital of the World Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 18, 2007
1. Covered Bridge Capital of the World Marker
Inscription. This 1883 Railroad Depot serves as Parke County's Tourist Information Center. All covered bridge tours begin here.

Indiana's Historic Parke County
The Covered Bridge Capital

 
Location. 39° 45.735′ N, 87° 13.399′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is at the intersection of East Ohio Street (U.S. 36) and Constitution Street on East Ohio Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville IN 47872, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockville Cemetery ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old 1832 Jail ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Naming of Rockville ( approx. ľ mile away); World War Memorial ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Viet-Nam Honor Roll ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Honor Roll ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Korea ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Two Bells molded into One Bell (was approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
More about this marker. Old Railroad Depot is Excellent. Well worth visit just to see it.
 
Regarding 1883 Railroad Depot. Each October well over 1,000,000 people decend
Covered Bridge Capital Center - - In 1883 Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 18, 2007
2. Covered Bridge Capital Center - - In 1883 Railroad Depot
upon Parke and surrounding Counties in West Central Indiana. The Covered Bridge Festival is one of the largest events in the State of Indiana.

Not only do people come from neighboring states, many come from around the world to see the bridges and take in the community food and festival. Many of the covered bridges are still used for local vehicle traffic.

Flee-markets, food, majestic tree colors, world's largest number of covered bridges, and uniquely friendly citizenary add to the flavor of Fall.
 
Also see . . .
1. Covered Bridge Capital - Web Site. "Explore the countyís 31 covered bridges, divided into convenient routes to ensure you donít miss a thing." (Submitted on November 19, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Reflections on the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. As Covered Bridge Festival time approaches, our senses are inundated with delights beyond compare...
An article by Gary Cowan published on the Parke County Historical Society website. (Submitted on November 28, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. Photos - Covered Bridges. Parke County Covered Bridges can be viewed here, with links available to view pictures of other Indiana Covered Bridges. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

4. Video - "The Covered Bridges of Parke County Indiana" (Courtesy - YouTube) ::
Inside 1883 Depot - - Covered Bridge Information image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 18, 2007
3. Inside 1883 Depot - - Covered Bridge Information
"Kelsey" will help you with Information or show you the details of the 1883 Depot. (Note: Covered Bridge model above the Railroad Depot's Ticket Window.)
. (Submitted on September 28, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
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Up-date 2012 - - Meet "Vicki" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, September 23, 2012
4. Up-date 2012 - - Meet "Vicki"
(("Kelsey" is off to college.)) "Vicki" continues the "Parke County Welcome Center". "Vicki" is a life long resident of Parke County whom can assist with all your questions and/or gift purchases from the many items. A talented artist too! !
Up-date 2012 - - "Parke County Welcome Center" Sign image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, September 23, 2012
5. Up-date 2012 - - "Parke County Welcome Center" Sign
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By Al Wolf, September 23, 2012
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Up-date 2012 - - Looking North / West image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, September 23, 2012
10. Up-date 2012 - - Looking North / West
Up-date 2012 - - Looking South / West image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, September 23, 2012
11. Up-date 2012 - - Looking South / West
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,150 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on September 28, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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