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Historical Markers in Aurora, Indiana
Aurora is in Dearborn County
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|Aurora was laid out by Jesse L. Holman, trustee for the “Aurora Association for Internal Improvements” in 1819. Judge Holman was an early statesman, preacher, educator, and Federal Justice.
His son, U.S. Congressman William S. Holman . . . — — Map (db m22105) HM|
|The large brick house nearby was Baker's Drovers Inn. This highway was the early state Manchester & Lawrenceburg Turnpike. A short distance from here was a Toll-Gate house. — — Map (db m143035) HM|
|Originally called Forest Hill, Hillforest was completed in 1855 for local industrialist and steamboat owner Thomas Gaff and his family. Emigrants from Scotland in 1811, the six Gaff children moved with their mother to Aurora in the 1840s and became . . . — — Map (db m22125) HM|
|Legend has it that a ferry has operated near this location close to the mouth of Hogan Creek since 1802. The early ferries were powered by two horses walking on treadmills connected to a paddle wheel. The relationship between the small town of . . . — — Map (db m66904) HM|
| On the bank of the Ohio
near here, opposite the
Eagle Hotel, Pinkney James
built the steamboat
CLINTON 1823-24. The
launching July 4, 1824
occasioned a great celebration
and firing of cannon. — — Map (db m172613) HM|
|Who would think that a country road would hold so much history? Old State Highway 56 takes you past the historic Speakman-Tallentire house and to a famous bridge.
Elderly Stephen S. Speakman was in love with a young Kentucky belle who agreed to . . . — — Map (db m66899) HM|
|On Aug. 24, 1781, Col. Archibald Lochry and 107 recruits for Gen. Clark were ambushed at Lochry Creek by Joseph Brant's raiders. One-third were killed, the rest captured. Lochry and the wounded were later murdered. — — Map (db m66900) HM|