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Bedford in Lawrence County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lawrence Park

 
 
Lawrence Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
1. Lawrence Park Marker
Inscription. From 1851 to 1892 this was the location of the first railroad depot in Lawrence County. It was built by the New Albany and Salem R. R. And handled both passengers and freight. Starting in 1876 it was also the depot of the narrow gauge Bedford and Bloomfield R. R. When the depot was moved from the public square in 1892 this area became the first public owned park in the county.
 
Erected 1968 by Stone City National Bank, Lawrence County Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 38° 51.707′ N, 86° 29.03′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Indiana, in Lawrence County. Marker is on J Street south of 15th Street (U.S. 50), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the West lawn of the Lawrence County Courthouse in Bedford, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford IN 47421, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indiana Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars (a few steps from this marker); Lawrence County Soldiers Sailors and Pioneers Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lawrence County Korean Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence County World War II Honor Roll
Obverse Side - - Lawrence Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - Lawrence Park Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence County Vietnam Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cornerstone of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Bedford Branch of the State Bank of Indiana (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford Courthouse Square Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
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Lawrence County Courthouse -and- Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
3. Lawrence County Courthouse -and- Marker
West Side of Lawrence County Courthouse - - Bedford, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
4. West Side of Lawrence County Courthouse - - Bedford, Indiana
East Side - - Lawrence County Courthouse - - Bedford, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
5. East Side - - Lawrence County Courthouse - - Bedford, Indiana
Lawrence Park - 1908 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy:: Lawrence County Historical & Genealogical Society, 1908
6. Lawrence Park - 1908
Lawrence Park was located at the current day 'on-street parking area' West of the Courthouse.
Lawrence Park Fountain <br> (An Old Post Card Photo) image. Click for full size.
Courtesy:: Lawrence County Historical & Genealogical Society, Unknown
7. Lawrence Park Fountain
(An Old Post Card Photo)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   6, 7. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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