Lexington First County Seat
Scott County formed by Indiana General Assembly 1820; Lexington selected county seat. Attempts made 1823, 1839, 1840 to relocate county seat to more central location. Petition to County Commissioners 1870 was successful; town of Scottsburg platted 1871 as new county seat; actual move occurred 1874.
Lexington laid out 1810; plat recorded 1813; town incorporated 1816. First Scott County courthouse built here 1821 by Daniel P. Falkner. Specifications called for brick construction and a hipped roof with poplar shingles and a twenty-foot cupola. Structure served as school 1874-1889, then was demolished.
Location. 38° 39.171′ N, 85° 37.546′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Indiana, in Scott County. Marker is on Cherry Street (State Road 203), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington IN 47138, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Night in a Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Morgan's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Western Eagle (about 600 feet away, measured in a
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