Named for George Walts, from Pennsylvania, who settled here in 1807. The earliest settler was Patrick Henry Shields, a Virginian, who arrived in 1805 and became prominent in early Indiana affairs as statesman and soldier. Here in 1890 was born Sherman Minton, who became an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court 1949-56.
Erected by Floyd County Historical Society and Radio Station WLRP.
Location. 38° 17.714′ N, 85° 57.741′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Indiana, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Road 54) and Gilstrap Way, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Optimist Park, Georgetown IN 47122, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patrick Shields (approx. 0.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); George W. Waltz (approx. 0.8 miles away); Buffalo Trace Route (approx. 6.6 miles away); Scribner High School (approx. 7.5 miles away); New Albany's Carnegie Library
Also see . . . Georgetown, Indiana, Official Website. (Submitted on July 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.