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By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
A Night in a Hotel Marker
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

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