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Town of Austin Marker (Side 2) image, Touch for more information
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
Town of Austin Marker (Side 2)
Indiana (Scott County), Austin — Town of Austin
Side 1 Jeffersonville Railroad construction began 1848, completed through 1852. First station built on this site circa 1853 with two wood yards nearby for fuel. Official plat of Austin recorded 1853. Tradition is that town named by . . . — Map (db m99517) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Lexington — 12 — A Night in a HotelJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
About dusk on July 10, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his men rode into Lexington, then the county seat of Scott County. The raiders had ridden approximately 45 miles since camping the previous night in the Palmyra area. Lexington was . . . — Map (db m99756) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Lexington — Lexington First County Seat
Side 1 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 . . . — Map (db m99751) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Lexington — Morgan's RaidJuly 8-13, 1863
Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his staff spent the night of July 10, 1863, in Lexington. He left for Vernon on the morning of July 11, 1863. — Map (db m99754) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Lexington — Site of Western Eagle
Western Eagle was second newspaper in Indiana Territory. Founded in Madison 1813, moved to Lexington July 8, 1815 and to this site October 1815. Jacob Rhoads, publisher after 1814, terminated publication January 6, 1816 for financial reasons. Rhoads . . . — Map (db m99750) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Lexington — Site of William Hayden English Home
English (1822-1896), politician, banker, and historian, served as secretary of 1850 Indiana Constitutional Convention, as Speaker of Indiana House, and in U.S. House. Candidate for U.S. Vice President, 1880; President, Indiana Historical Society. . . . — Map (db m99759) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Lexington — 13 — Town Creek EncampmentJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
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 . . . — Map (db m99760) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Nabb — John Kimberlin Farm
(Side 1) Kimberlin, a Revolutionary War veteran, was first person to purchase land in what is now Scott County In 1804, he bought Tract 264 of land grant to soldiers of George Rogers Clark. His family settled 1805 in well-built cabin . . . — Map (db m99663) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Scottsburg — Lake Iola Interurban Site
(Side 1) Indianapolis and Louisville Traction Company organized to build track between Seymour and Sellersburg as part of the interurban line which extended from Indianapolis to Louisville; track completed in 1907. First railway in the . . . — Map (db m99655) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Scottsburg — Marshfield Train Robbery
Side 1 One of the earliest U.S. train robberies occurred May 22, 1868 at nearby Marshfield, a refueling and watering stop. Engine and express car were detached from Jeffersonville, Madison, and Indianapolis Railroad train and abandoned near . . . — Map (db m99519) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Scottsburg — Northern Boundary of Clark's Grant
(Side 1) Northern Boundary of Clark's Grant near here. Land grant provided by Virginia 1781 to General George Rogers Clark and his men for American Revolutionary War service against British in Illinois country. Grant was 150,000 acres . . . — Map (db m99660) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Scottsburg — Pigeon Roost
(Side 1) Pigeon Roost, settled 1809 in Clark County, was attacked on September 3, 1812. Over twenty settlers and an unknown number of Indians were killed. Clark County militia unsuccessfully pursued the remaining Indians. That same month . . . — Map (db m99656) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Scottsburg — Pigeon Roost
A community established here in 1809 was attacked by Indians on September 3, 1812; 15 children and 9 adults were massacred; only one family escaped to spread the alarm. — Map (db m99659) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Scottsburg — 72.2001.1 — Scott County Courthouse
Side A: County formed by Indiana General Assembly 1820. First county seat located at Lexington; first courthouse built 1821. Several attempts made 1822-1870 to move county seat to more central location, creating animosity among . . . — Map (db m22063) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Scottsburg — Scott County Home
(Side 1) Indiana law in 1831 authorized counties to establish institutions to support and accommodate the poor, carrying out 1816 Constitution provision. First Scott County home built 1861 north of Lexington; closed 1879. County home moved . . . — Map (db m99654) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Scottsburg — Scott County War Memorial
(Front Center Panel:) Dedicated to Scott County Veterans Who Honorably Served Their Country In Time Of War And Conflict God - Duty - Honor - Country (Back Center Panel:) POW * * * MIA “You Are . . . — Map (db m22525) WM
Indiana (Scott County), Scottsburg — Scott County's Carnegie Library
Side A Scott County Board of Commissioners appointed a library board 1917 in response to citizen petitions for a public library. Library board sought Carnegie grant for funding assistance. locally $7,500 was raised; Carnegie grant of $12,500 . . . — Map (db m99459) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Scottsburg — 72.2002.4 — Scottsburg Depot
Marker Front: Built 1872. One of the classic "combination" depots for passengers and freight, with board and batten siding, wide overhanging roof, and agent's bay window. Interior included separate waiting rooms for men and women. Served as . . . — Map (db m22061) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Scottsburg — William Hayden English
Front Wm. H. English 1822 - - 1896 Back William Hayden English Born at Lexington, Scott Co. Ind. Aug. 27, 1822 Died at Indianapolis Feb. 7, 1896 REPRESENTATIVE from Scott Co. in the Ind. Legislature. . . . — Map (db m22082) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Vienna — "Lightning" Ellsworth Strikes Again
In the late afternoon of July 10, 1863, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's men reached Vienna and seized the Jeffersonville Railroad Station from the agent and telegraph operator. Morgan's telegraph specialist, Lieutenant George "Lightning" . . . — Map (db m99515) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Vienna — 11 — Morgan's Great RaidSix Days of Terror
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 Indiana. . . . — Map (db m99516) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Vienna — Morgan's Raid, July 1863
Side A During the Civil War, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan (1825~1864) led a raid through southern Indiana July 8-13, 1863. Crossed Ohio River at Brandenburg, Kentucky on two commandeered steamboats with over 2,000 cavalrymen and . . . — Map (db m99514) HM

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