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Lexington in Scott County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Town Creek Encampment

John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail

 
 
Town Creek Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Town Creek Encampment Marker
Inscription. On the night of July 10, 1863, most of John Hunt Morgan's cavalry camped along town Creek in these fields. the next morning, while some of the raiders stole what they wanted from Lexington businesses and homes, others scoured the area for horses to replace their worn-out mounts.

Morgan's main column proceeded north toward Hinesville (present-day Blocher), and then moved into Jefferson County. Union General Edward Hobson's men spent the night of the 11th on these same grounds.
 
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Indiana marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.549′ N, 85° 37.714′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Indiana, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Street (State Road 203) and English Drive, on the left when traveling north on Cherry Street. 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. Site of William Hayden English Home (here, next to this marker); A Night in a Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Lexington First County Seat
Gen. John Hunt Morgan image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
2. Gen. John Hunt Morgan
(approx. half a mile away); Morgan's Raid (approx. half a mile away); Site of Western Eagle (approx. half a mile away); John Kimberlin Farm (approx. 3 miles away); Northern Boundary of Clark's Grant (approx. 3.7 miles away); Morgan's Great Raid (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
3. John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Gen. Edward H. Hobson image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. Gen. Edward H. Hobson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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