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Wide View - - Home of Alvin P. Hovey Marker image, Touch for more information
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
Wide View - - Home of Alvin P. Hovey Marker
Indiana (Posey County), Mount Vernon — Home of Alvin P. HoveyGovernor of Indiana — 1889 — 1891
He served his fellow man with distinction as lawyer, Judge, Civil War General, Diplomat and Congressman. Erected by the Posey County Historical Society Inc. 1975Map (db m48119) HM
Indiana (Posey County), Mount Vernon — Mount Vernon's Historic Square
Mt. Vernon’s public square was laid out in 1816. The present court house, built in 1876 at a cost of $95,000, dominates the public square with its Italianate-style elegance. The brick and stone building is lavishly decorated with bracketed . . . — Map (db m48216) HM
Indiana (Posey County), Mount Vernon — Port of IndianaMount Vernon
River commerce was central to the livelihood of nineteenth century towns along the Ohio. This is still true in the twenty-first century. The Port of Indiana Mount Vernon is the eighth largest inland port in the country based on trip to-miles. It . . . — Map (db m48218) HM
Indiana (Posey County), Mount Vernon — Posey County American Revolution Honor Roll
In Memory of Soldiers of the American Revolution 1775 — 1783 Buried in Posey County Lagroe Bennett • James Black • Cornelius Bradley • Charles Carson • David Gamble • Jonathan Jaquess, Jr. • Andrew McFadden • . . . — Map (db m47871) WM
Indiana (Posey County), Mount Vernon — Posey County History / Early Mt. Vernon History
Left Plaque Posey County History The first recorded white man to come to Posey County was Tom Jones in 1794. Posey County was named in honor of Thomas Posey. Governor of the Indiana Territory at the time it was created on Sept. 7, . . . — Map (db m48215) HM
Indiana (Posey County), Mount Vernon — Posey County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
( Front Plaque ) To The Soldiers and Sailors of Posey County Dedicated July twenty third, 1908 ( Obverse Plaque ) “A patriotism which readily responds to its country’s call; A deep . . . — Map (db m48214) WM
Indiana (Posey County), New Harmony — David Dale OwenPioneer Geologist of the American Midwest — New Harmony, Home of

Conducted field studies in the years 1837 through 1860 that established a framework, little altered in the ensuing years, for the regional geology of the Upper Mississippi Drainage Basin. Appointed Geologist for the State of Indiana in 1837, he . . . — Map (db m96196) HM

Indiana (Posey County), New Harmony — In Perfect HarmonyOhio River Scenic Byway • Posey County, Indiana

What is utopia? Sir Thomas More in 1516 defined it as a place of perfect political and social systems.

Throughout history, people have sought ways to live "in harmony..." So it was that the town of Harmonic, Pennsylvania was established . . . — Map (db m96074) HM

Indiana (Posey County), New Harmony — Maclure Park Bandstand

The gift of Laura E. & Carl A. Barrett to the People of New Harmony on the occasion of the observance of the Posey County Bicentennial Celebration Dedicated July 4, 1975

Restored by Historic New Harmony . . . — Map (db m96217) HM

Indiana (Posey County), New Harmony — 65.1966.1 — New Harmony
Location of two attempts at communal living: The Harmonists under Reverend George Rapp, 1814-1825, and the Owenites under philanthropist Robert Owen, 1825-1826. New Harmony remained, an important cultural center for many, years thereafter. — Map (db m47821) HM
Indiana (Posey County), New Harmony — New Harmony

has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark

under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m96194) HM

Indiana (Posey County), New Harmony — New Harmony Area Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Men and Women of the Armed Forces for their Service to The United States of America — Map (db m47872) HM
Indiana (Posey County), New Harmony — 65.2001.1 — New Harmony Workingmen's Institute
Side One William Maclure and other intellectuals came to New Harmony 1826 to join Robert Owen's utopian experiment. Maclure established the Workingmen's Institute 1838 to serve as model of self-education for laborers. Operated in various New . . . — Map (db m47840) HM
Indiana (Posey County), New Harmony — New Harmony, Indiana (1814-1827)

The American Institute of Certified Planners has designated New Harmony, Indiana (1814-1827) as a National Planning Landmark

George Rapp's New Harmony was surveyed on August 8, 1814. Within ten years, the Harmonists . . . — Map (db m96195) HM

Indiana (Posey County), New Harmony — Rappite Community House No. 2Erected 1816 - 1822

[Title is text] — Map (db m96214) HM


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