Let’s Play a Game!

Give Yourself a Point for Each Thing You Have Done in Scott County!          (30 possible points)   Hike the Knobstone Trail – IN’s longest footpath. Drive the route taken by Morgan’s Raider’s – largest military campaign in Indiana during the Civil War. Tweet a Friend about the Great Raptors – at the Dwight R. Chamberlain…

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158 Years Ago this Week

Morgan’s Raid of Confederate Soldiers through Southern Indiana During the Civil War, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led a raid through southern Indiana July 8-13, 1863.  He and his troops crossed the Ohio River at Brandenburg, Kentucky on two commandeered steamboats with over 2,000 cavalrymen and entered Indiana near Mauckport. Following the battle at Corydon,…

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Stay Here & Go There!

Three (3) Area Casinos for Fun, Entertainment and Overall Enjoyment! Scott County is 40 miles or less from three (3) Indiana Casinos…  Belterra Casino & Resort in Vevay, Caesar’s Southern Indiana Casino in Elizabeth and the French Lick Casino in obviously French Lick, Indiana. Gambling can be a lot of fun when done for entertainment…

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Scottsburg’s Lake Iola’s History as an Interurban Train Center

(Part Two of Two in this Story) In 1912 the Indianapolis and Louisville Traction Company went into receivership and was reorganized as the Indianapolis and Louisville Traction Railway Company with it’s general offices in Scottsburg.  Six Dixie Flyers traveled south to Louisville and six Hoosier Flyers made the trip to Indianapolis daily, each 117-mile trip…

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Did You Know?

Here are 38 unique and fun facts about Scott County for this week’s blog.  The second newspaper in Indiana was eventually printed in Lexington, “The Western Eagle.” The fence around Harrods Cemetery is from the Scott County Courthouse fence that used to be around the property in downtown Scottsburg. There was once a South Austin.…

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