“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Switzerland County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Switzerland County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Switzerland County, IN (10) Jefferson County, IN (73) Ohio County, IN (10) Ripley County, IN (35) Boone County, KY (51) Carroll County, KY (16) Gallatin County, KY (3)  SwitzerlandCounty(10) Switzerland County (10)  JeffersonCounty(73) Jefferson County (73)  OhioCounty(10) Ohio County (10)  RipleyCounty(35) Ripley County (35)  BooneCountyKentucky(51) Boone County (51)  CarrollCounty(16) Carroll County (16)  GallatinCounty(3) Gallatin County (3)
Vevay is the county seat for Switzerland County
Adjacent to Switzerland County, Indiana
      Jefferson County (73)  
      Ohio County (10)  
      Ripley County (35)  
      Boone County, Kentucky (51)  
      Carroll County, Kentucky (16)  
      Gallatin County, Kentucky (3)  
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1Indiana (Switzerland County), East Enterprise — 78.1966.1 — Birthplace John Shaw Billings, M.D.April 12, 1838 - March 11, 1913
His was "The most important contribution yet made to American medicine." Civil War surgeon, pioneer planner of modern hospitals, early advocate of preventive medicine. Billings published the Surgeon-General's first medical Index . . . Map (db m66903) HM
2Indiana (Switzerland County), Patriot — 78.1980.1 — Dr. Elwood Mead(1858 - 1936) — "Engineer Who Made the Desert Bloom" —
Patriot, Ind., native; supervised Hoover Dam construction in Colorado R.; Lake Mead named for him; appointed Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, President Coolidge; served under Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt, top authority on irrigation, . . . Map (db m66902) HM
3Indiana (Switzerland County), Vevay — Historical Site - Switzerland County Courthouse
Top Martha A. Graham ( Drawing of the River Paddle-wheeler. ) Lower Section Designed in the Greek Classic style by David Dubach, Architect, and built by John Haley c. 1864, with restoration completed c. 1992. It is . . . Map (db m46132) HM
4Indiana (Switzerland County), Vevay — Jail
Replacing two earlier log jails, this limestone rock jail was built in 1854 by Joseph Peelman for $3,000.Map (db m45988) HM
5Indiana (Switzerland County), Vevay — Privy
The brick privy was built in 1852 by Brooks R. Wooley. Originally located directly behind the courthouse, it was moved to make room for the courthouse annex in 2004. It was considered one of the most luxurious restrooms in the area with six stalls.Map (db m45800) HM
6Indiana (Switzerland County), Vevay — Switzerland County Courthouse
The first brick courthouse on this site was built in 1816. The present courthouse was completed in 1864 by John Haley at a cost of $26,135.40. The annex was added in 2005. The courthouse was listed on the Indiana Register of Historic Sites and . . . Map (db m45995) HM
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7Indiana (Switzerland County), Vevay — Switzerland County Honor Roll Memorial
( Center Panel ) ( -“Seal”- ) United States Great Seal Dedicated to these Switzerland County men who, in answering the call of duty, paid the price of Freedom ( - “Seals” - ) Army, . . . Map (db m46086) WM
8Indiana (Switzerland County), Vevay — Switzerland County World War I Memorial
A. D. - - - - § - §-§ - § - - - - 1926 In memory of the Sons and Daughters of Switzerland County who served in 1917 - - The World War - - 1918 Names on record in Civil Order Book No. 19, Page . . . Map (db m45987) HM
9Indiana (Switzerland County), Vevay — The Dungeon
A stop on the underground railroad bringing slaves to freedom 1862 - 1864 commemorated 1976 Vevay, Indiana This memorial placed in honor of the descendants of the Rayls and Pickett families in the Bicentennial . . . Map (db m45896) HM
10Indiana (Switzerland County), Vevay — The Styles and Stories of Vevay's Buildings
From where you now stand you are sampling some of the building styles found in Switzerland County. On Main Street to your left are three two-story homes. The farthest from you is a dwelling built in the Italianate style. This design style was . . . Map (db m46130) HM
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Dec. 5, 2022