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Hancock County Indiana Historical Markers

 
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By J. J. Prats
Marker on Route 40
Indiana (Hancock County), Greenfield — 30.1966.1 — Birthplace of Democratic Party Rooster
On East Main Street (U.S. 40) west of Apple Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
Indiana (Hancock County), Greenfield — Hancock County, Indiana
On West Main Street (U.S. 40) at East Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
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
Indiana (Hancock County), Greenfield — Historic National Road / Make History, Drive It The Road That Built The Nation
On South State Street (U.S. 40) at South State Street (Indiana Route 9), on the left when traveling west on South State Street.
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
Indiana (Hancock County), Greenfield — James Whitcomb Riley
On Main Street (U.S. 40) east of State Street (State Road 9), on the right when traveling east.
Title is InscriptionMap (db m32287) HM
Indiana (Hancock County), Greenfield — 30.1967.1 — James Whitcomb Riley "The Hoosier Poet" October 7, 1849–July 22, 1916 —
On West Main Street (U.S. 40) west of Pennsylvania Street, on the right when traveling west.
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" and was . . . — Map (db m65222) HM

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