“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 Hancock County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Hancock 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> Hancock County, IN (7) Hamilton County, IN (47) Henry County, IN (35) Madison County, IN (42) Marion County, IN (246) Rush County, IN (28) Shelby County, IN (8)  HancockCounty(7) Hancock County (7)  HamiltonCounty(47) Hamilton County (47)  HenryCounty(35) Henry County (35)  MadisonCounty(42) Madison County (42)  MarionCounty(246) Marion County (246)  RushCounty(28) Rush County (28)  ShelbyCounty(8) Shelby County (8)
Greenfield is the county seat for Hancock County
Adjacent to Hancock County, Indiana
      Hamilton County (47)  
      Henry County (35)  
      Madison County (42)  
      Marion County (246)  
      Rush County (28)  
      Shelby County (8)  
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1 Indiana, Hancock County, Greenfield — A Barefoot Boy — Art in the Alley —
“I gravitated towards Barefoot Boy out of the rest [of James Whitcomb Riley’s poems] because it resonated with me. I could relate with the boy because I was always a kid who didn’t have a care in the world, always the first to jump out of my . . . Map (db m210259) HM
2 Indiana, Hancock County, Greenfield — 30.1966.1 — Birthplace of Democratic Party Rooster
The use of the rooster as a Democratic party symbol originated in Greenfield in the 1840 campaign. The rooster was later adopted by the state and national Democratic parties.Map (db m273) HM
3 Indiana, Hancock County, Greenfield — 30.1967.1 — Birthplace, James Whitcomb Riley“The Hoosier Poet” — October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916 —
Birthplace James Whitcomb Riley “The Hoosier Poet” October 7, 1849–July 22, 1916 Editor, author, poet, lecturer and entertainer. One of the best known Hoosiers of all time, Riley first wrote under the name "Benj. F. Johnson of Boone" . . . Map (db m213261) HM
4 Indiana, Hancock County, Greenfield — Hancock County, Indiana
Hancock County created 1828. Named for first signer of Declaration of Independence. Agricultural County, near center of Hoosier State. First settled 1818 in Blue River Township. Greenfield chosen County Seat in 1829. “Green Fields” . . . Map (db m32230) HM
5 Indiana, Hancock County, Greenfield — Historic National Road / Make History, Drive ItThe Road That Built The Nation
Information on the Move Information always travels by the best available technology. In the 19th century, the National Road (Main Street) along which you now stand, represented the latest in state-of-the-art communications. Today many of . . . Map (db m130948) HM
6 Indiana, Hancock County, Greenfield — James Whitcomb Riley
Title is InscriptionMap (db m32287) HM
7 Indiana, Hancock County, Greenfield — John William “Will” Vawter
Will Vawter captured the character of rural Hoosiers and the beauty of the Indiana landscape in his art. Born in 1871, he lived in Greenfield by 1880, and worked as an illustrator for local newspapers by 1891. Vawter illustrated works by many . . . Map (db m210244) HM
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Jun. 8, 2023