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

Clickable Map of Crawford 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> Crawford County, IN (9) Dubois County, IN (9) Harrison County, IN (56) Orange County, IN (31) Perry County, IN (15) Washington County, IN (15) Meade County, KY (16)  CrawfordCounty(9) Crawford County (9)  DuboisCounty(9) Dubois County (9)  HarrisonCounty(56) Harrison County (56)  OrangeCounty(31) Orange County (31)  PerryCounty(15) Perry County (15)  WashingtonCounty(15) Washington County (15)  MeadeCountyKentucky(16) Meade County (16)
English is the county seat for Crawford County
Adjacent to Crawford County, Indiana
      Dubois County (9)  
      Harrison County (56)  
      Orange County (31)  
      Perry County (15)  
      Washington County (15)  
      Meade County, Kentucky (16)  
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1 Indiana, Crawford County, Leavenworth — Captain Winfield Scott ParisMaster Pilot on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
Captain Winfield Scott Paris piloted riverboats for 45 years, including many of the famous steamboats and paddlewheelers that navigated the Ohio River. Captain Paris, born May 20, 1848 in Kentucky to Dabner Cosby and Mary ReynoldsParis, was one . . . Map (db m207102) HM
2 Indiana, Crawford County, Leavenworth — 13.1992.2 — Early Mining at Wyandotte Caves
Chert and aragonite were mined prehistorically. Land containing Wyandotte and Saltpeter Caves was purchased by Levi Brashear on September 30, 1810 for saltpeter mining and by Dr. Benjamin Adams on December 27, 1815 for epsomite mining.Map (db m207097) HM
3 Indiana, Crawford County, Leavenworth — 13.1992.1 — Leavenworth
Founded 1818 by Seth and Zebulon Leavenworth. Ohio River port for keelboats, flatboats, packets. Shipped pork, spirits, produce, corn, lumber, etc. Manufactured skiffs, flatboats, pearl buttons. Crawford County seat, 1843-c. 1895, when "stolen" by . . . Map (db m207137) HM
4 Indiana, Crawford County, Leavenworth — Leavenworth Skiffs
This town of Leavenworth was mainly known for two things, skiffs and buttons. In 1814, Zebulon Leavenworth laid out the town here because of the large fresh water spring at the base of the hill. Two years later, Daniel Lyon had set up a boat . . . Map (db m207098) HM
5 Indiana, Crawford County, Leavenworth — Ohio River Lock and Dam No. 44Leavenworth, Indiana
Construction of locks and dams on the Ohio began in Louisville with a canal around the Falls of the Ohio, a major obstacle to boat traffic, in 1825. The Louisville and Portland Canal was privately financed, and completed in 1830. Constructed by . . . Map (db m207101) HM
6 Indiana, Crawford County, Leavenworth — The Hoosier National ForestThen and Now
This area has been inhabited continuously by humans for 12,000 years, American Indians hunted and camped here. Later, they settled in villages and cultivated native crops. Then the settlers came, clearing and burning the land, In 1899 Indiana led . . . Map (db m207099) HM
7 Indiana, Crawford County, Leavenworth — Where Did Buttons Come From
Button making was once big business in this area. There were 14 local species of mussels used for buttons. Today most are gone and some are extinct. The 1910 Census of 166 families in Leavenworth showed 32 men worked as button-cutters, 4 were . . . Map (db m207100) HM
8 Indiana, Crawford County, Marengo — Marengo Cave National Landmark
Discovered September 6, 1883 by Blanche & Orris Hiestand who descended into the first room. The following Sunday, Mitch Stewart and friends explored the main passageways. The next day, local residents descended in mass on the cave. Owner Samuel . . . Map (db m70554) HM
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9 Indiana, Crawford County, Marengo — William Proctor HouseNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m193696) HM
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Feb. 28, 2024