Vernon in Jennings County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Vernon Historic District
Vernon platted 1815. Jennings County formed by Indiana General Assembly 1817; Vernon named county seat 1817. Madison-Indianapolis Railroad reached Vernon 1839; masonry arch, elevating track over Pike Street, remains. Vernon still operates under its amended 1851 incorporation by General Assembly authorizing a mayor and local elections in March.
Vernon listed as Historic District in National Register of Historic Places 1976. Many structures built before 1900, some from 1820s through 1840s. Fire October 13, 1859 destroyed homes and businesses on Pike Street opposite Court House Square. Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, and composite architectural styles blend into a historic mosaic.
Erected 2003 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Town of Vernon, Jennings County Parks & Recreation, and Jennings County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 40.2003.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 38° 59.084′ N, 85° 36.551′ W. Marker is in Vernon, Indiana, in Jennings County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street (State Road 7) and North Pike Street Touch for map. Located on the South/West lawn of the Jennings County Courthouse in Vernon, Indiana. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 North Pike Street, Vernon IN 47282, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Raid (a few steps from this marker); New Survey Markers Set (a few steps from this marker); Jonathan Jennings (within shouting distance of this marker); Jennings County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morgan is Forced to Turn Back, (approx. 0.4 miles away); Muscatatuck Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hannah Milhous Nixon (approx. 6.4 miles away); Kellar Grist Mill (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernon.
Also see . . .
1. Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 22, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 14, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.