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By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
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Indiana (Dearborn County), Aurora — Aurora
Aurora was laid out by Jesse L. Holman, trustee for the “Aurora Association for Internal Improvements” in 1819. Judge Holman was an early statesman, preacher, educator, and Federal Justice. His son, U.S. Congressman William S. Holman . . . — Map (db m22105) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Aurora — Hillforest — Thomas Gaff House — A National Historic Landmark
Originally called Forest Hill, Hillforest was completed in 1855 for local industrialist and steamboat owner Thomas Gaff and his family. Emigrants from Scotland in 1811, the six Gaff children moved with their mother to Aurora in the 1840s and became . . . — Map (db m22125) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Aurora — History of the Aurora Ferry Co., Inc.
Legend has it that a ferry has operated near this location close to the mouth of Hogan Creek since 1802. The early ferries were powered by two horses walking on treadmills connected to a paddle wheel. The relationship between the small town of . . . — Map (db m66904) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Dillsboro — A Voice of the Community — The Dillsboro Bell
From atop the schoolhouse, built in 1905, my voice has rung out - beckoning boys and girls to school: clanged out the call for help to fight fires: peeled forth joyous tunes of victory at wars ends: tolled the old year out and rung in the new. . . . — Map (db m45993) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Dillsboro — Dillsboro
The town was laid out by Mathias Whetstone in 1830, and named for General James Dill, soldier in the War of 1812, first county recorder, a member of the Indiana 1816 Constitutional Convention, military associate and friend of Generals William . . . — Map (db m45884) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Dover — 22 — Dover — The Final Insult — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
On July 13, 1863, General Morgan's raiders looted a tavern in this Community. The Irish-born and agitated proprietor, James Murtaugh, protested, but without any luck. The tavern was an Inn with a dance hall on the second floor, which could be . . . — Map (db m86240) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Dover — General John Morgan
Marched east along this road on Monday, July 13, 1863 in his raid across Southern Indiana. — Map (db m86241) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Dover — St. John The Baptist Church
Second Oldest Roman Catholic Church in Indiana. Established 1824. Original log meeting house replaced by frame church in 1842. First brick edifice erected 1847. Present church dedicated October 19, 1879. — Map (db m86237) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Guilford — East Fork Stone Chapel
Erected 1821 by early settlers as a Methodist Church on land donated by John Ewbank. Services were held continuously for more than 125 years. Maintained by endowment fund. — Map (db m86236) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Guilford — General John Morgan
Marched east along this road on Monday, July 13, 1863 in his raid across Southern Indiana — Map (db m100081) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Guilford — Guilford Covered Bridge
Built 1879 Original Design by Archibald M. Kennedy and Sons Additional Structural Supports added in the early 1900s to sustain heavier loads produced by Guilford's rail commerce Moved from Yorkridge Rd to park in 1960 Damaged by . . . — Map (db m87947) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln made a famous pre-inaugural speech from his train platform near here Feb. 12, 1861, placing emphasis on the people's part in justice and good government. — Map (db m20600) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Captain Samuel C. Vance — 1802 - 2002 Bicentennial Memorial to The Common Man — " The Flatboat " - Mode of River travel in 1802
Plaque One Captain Samuel C. Vance Our Founder Plaque Two In memory of Captain Vance and the pioneer families who endured the hardships of flatboat travel to reach this place in the wilderness. They lived in log cabins . . . — Map (db m20604) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Dearborn County
Formed by proclamation of Indiana Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison March 7, 1803. Named in honor of Major General Henry Dearborn, Secretary of War. The third county to be formed, it was originally much larger. Its present boundaries . . . — Map (db m22103) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Dearborn County American Revolution War Memorial — 1775 — 1783
In Honor of the Soldiers of the American Revolution buried in Dearborn County Their names are recorded in the County Auditor's Office Book 29 - Page 250. — Map (db m22174) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Dearborn County Korean War Memorial
KOREAN WAR This plaque is dedicated in grateful remembrance of the men of Dearborn County who served their Country in the Korean War. In God we trust — Map (db m22173) WM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Dearborn County World War I War Memorial
Honor Roll In Grateful remembrance of the boys of Dearborn County who gave their lives in the World War 1917 - 1918. Erected by the Citizens of Dearborn County, Indiana Walter Ahrens • Henry Fred Amm • Elmer Andrews • Hobart S. . . . — Map (db m22203) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Dearborn County World War II War Memorial
WORLD WAR II For God and Country This tablet is erected in honor of the men who answered their country's call and gave their lives for freedom — Map (db m22175) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Hunt House Hotel — Federal Style — 1819
1812 • Jacob Horner buys lot #157, builds log tavern on corner. 1817 • Jesse Hunt leases Horner’s Tavern. 1818 • Hunt purchases and removes log tavern. 1819 • Hunt builds first 3-story brick building in Indiana, Benj. Stockman, brick . . . — Map (db m22033) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — James Buchanan Eads
Born in Lawrenceburg, became a famous engineer who built the Eads Bridge arched over the Mississippi at St. Louis and jetties at New Orleans. During the Civil War President Lincoln commissioned him to design and build ironclad gunboats for the Union . . . — Map (db m66910) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Lawrenceburg — Founded 1802
Birthplace of two Indiana Governors. Albert Gallatin Porter, eighteenth Governor (1881-1885), born here April 20, 1824, died Indianapolis, May 3, 1897; and Winfield Taylor Durbin, twenty-fourth Governor (1901-1905), born here May 4, 1847, died . . . — Map (db m66907) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Lawrenceburgh — First in New Modes of Transportation
1802 Lawrenceburgh First in New Modes of Transportation 1802 - - Village of Lawrenceburgh founded in the Wilderness by Capt. Samuel C. Vance Commerce and travel are via the Ohio River. Pioneers constructed flatboats to . . . — Map (db m22029) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Medal of Honor Citations — Civil War — Dearborn County (Indiana)
Dearborn County Medal of Honor Citations Civil War Name Awarded Pvt. William Shepherd - - May 3, 1865 Pvt. Frank Stolz - - July 9, 1894 Pvt. David H. Helms - - - July 26, 1894 Pvt. Thomas A. Blasdel - - - August 11, . . . — Map (db m22171) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — The Price of Freedom
- - -( Center Section )- - - ( Center - Memorial ) + + + THE PRICE OF FREEDOM + + + Dedicated in Honor of All men and women who have served in the Armed Forces and Sacrificed Unselfishly for the Freedom of the United States of . . . — Map (db m22301) WM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — The Spirits of Lawrenceburg
Army Captain Samuel Colville Vance was a surveyor for the United States government living in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1802 he purchased all the land comprising the original town of "Lawrenceburgh." At that time the land was part of Hamilton County, . . . — Map (db m66906) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Vietnam War Memorial — Dearborn County Indiana
In God We Trust In Grateful remembrance of the men of Dearborn County who gave their lives in the Vietnam War, erected by the Citizens of Dearborn County, Indiana. Honor Roll, first column: William Omer Burkett • Thomas Denning • . . . — Map (db m22202) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Vietnam War Memorial - - Dearborn County Lawrenceburg Indiana
In Memory of our Vietnam Veterans Killed in Action Vietnam War 1959 - 1975 Dedicated July 4, 2000 Lary Dale Fogle • U.S. Army PFC - - Killed in Action December 20, 1965 - Saigon, South Vietnam Thomas George Denning • U.S.M.C. LCPL . . . — Map (db m22037) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), New Alsace — General John Morgan
Marched east along this road on Monday, July 13, 1863 in his raid across Southern Indiana — Map (db m100080) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), New Alsace — 21 — Raider's Steal the Priest's Horses — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
General Morgan and his raiders struck New Alsace on Monday, July 13, 1863. Here at St. Paul Church, Father Roman Weinzapfel was celebrating Mass at 8:30 a.m. when the Raiders stole his horses. Today, the church appears much as it did in 1863. Across . . . — Map (db m100078) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), West Harrison — 15.1999.1 — Canal Junction
(Front Side) The Whitewater Canal and the Cincinnati and Whitewater Canal joined in Harrison to provide better access to Cincinnati markets and Ohio River. Indiana Internal Improvement Act 1836 authorized Whitewater Canal; completed from . . . — Map (db m66869) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), West Harrison — 24 — Morgan's Great Raid — Six Days of Terror — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
July 8, 1863. Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and 2,000 cavalrymen crossed the Ohio River into Indiana. They were transported from Brandenburg, Kentucky, on two captured steamboats. For six days, the Raiders rode through Southern . . . — Map (db m66873) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), West Harrison — 23 — Morgan's Raiders Enter Ohio — and Burn the Bridge Behind Them — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
During the afternoon of July 13, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan crossed the Whitewater River a few hundred yards north of this point. His exhausted men were strung out behind him, but managed to burn the wooden bridge once the straggling ranks were . . . — Map (db m66875) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), West Harrison — When the Civil War Came to Indiana — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
By July 1863, the American Civil War had entered its third brutal summer. In the East, Confederate forces commanded by Robert E. Lee successfully turned back repeated Union attempts to capture the Southern capital at Richmond. General Lee even . . . — Map (db m66872) HM

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