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

Naming of Rockville

 
 
Naming of Rockville (Indiana) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
1. Naming of Rockville (Indiana) Marker
Click on photo for an closer look at Marker.
Inscription. In February, 1824, this site was chosen as the permanent seat of justice for Parke County. Eight men christened the town-to-be in honor of the ancient boulders found here.
 
Erected 1963 by Parke Co. Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 45.745′ N, 87° 13.696′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is on West Ohio Street (U.S. 36) west of South Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The Marker sits on the left side of sidewalk as you approach the north entrance of the Parke County Court House. Marker is at or near this postal address: Parke County Court House, Rockville IN 47872, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Viet-Nam Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Korea (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Two Bells molded into One Bell (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Old 1832 Jail (about 700 feet away); 1883 Railroad Depot (approx. mile away); Parke County Museum (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .
Parke County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
2. Parke County Court House
View of the North Entrance. The boulder with the Marker on it can be seen to the left side of the sidewalk entry. (Click photo for closer look.)
 Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 12, 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 July 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,183 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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