Mount Vernon in Posey County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mount Vernon's Historic Square
A collection of late-nineteenth century storefronts along the west side of the square provides a snapshot of facades common to many commercial buildings of the period. The Alvin P. Hovey residence, built in the early 1850's, graces the northeast corner of the square (not shown). Hovey was born in Mt. Vernon in 1821, and had a brilliant career as a soldier before he was appointed U.S. Minister to Peru. He was elected to the U. S. Congress in 1886 and in 1888 became the Governor of Indiana. He died in office in 1891.
South of the courthouse is a World War memorial Coliseum built in the mid-1920's. The three entry doors is the first floor signify the branches of military service at the time the Army, The Navy, and the Marine Corps. During the disastrous Ohio River Flood of 1937, the Coliseum served as a hospital and dormitory for citizens
By the way:
The limestone for the courthouse was quarried in Bedford, Indiana.
Location. 37° 55.936′ N, 87° 53.673′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Indiana, in Posey County. Marker is at the intersection of East 4th Street (State Road 62) and Walnut Street, on the left when traveling west on East 4th Street. Touch for map. Located on the North/East section of the Posey County Courthouse Square in Mount Vernon, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon IN 47620, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Alvin P. Hovey (within shouting distance of this marker); Posey County American Revolution Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Posey County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Port of Indiana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Posey County History / Early Mt. Vernon History (about 300 feet away); New Harmony Workingmen's Institute (approx. 13.8 miles away); Maclure Park Bandstand (approx. 13.8 miles away); New Harmony (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 403 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.