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Corydon in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Harrison County Jail

 
 
Harrison County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
1. Harrison County Jail Marker
Inscription. First Log Jail erected 1809. Spier Spencer, First Sheriff, was killed 1811 commanding the Harrison County Yellow Jackets in the Battle of Tippecanoe. During first twelve years, Harrison County had a whipping post where justice was meted out by floggings. Second Jail burned 1871 in one of Corydon's disastrous fires. Devin and Tennyson, two criminals, were taken from jail 1889 by a band of White Caps and hanged on the West Bridge at Corydon. Third jail, a brick structure, was razed 1964 to make way for present jail.
 
Erected 1965 by Corydon Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 31.1965.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.706′ N, 86° 7.587′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of North Capitol Avenue (State Road 62) and West Cherry Street, on the right when traveling south on North Capitol Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corydon IN 47112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Corydon (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I (within
Harrison County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
2. Harrison County Jail
shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated In Everlasting Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison County (within shouting distance of this marker); Hottell Insurance Building (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor Of The Men from Harrison County (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
 
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New County Jail - Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
3. New County Jail - Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,266 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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