Monday, November 30, 2009

Hanover College – Hanover Indiana

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Hanover College
359 E. LaGrange Road
Hanover, IN 47243
1-812-866-7000





Take the scenic drive through the Hanover College campus or contact the Public Relations Office for guided campus tours.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chief White Eye Trail – Madison to Canaan Indiana

Ohio River at Vevay, Indiana
Ohio River at Vevay, Indiana
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South East Edition
Markers & Museums
South East Edition
Chief White Eye Trail – Madison to Canaan Indiana
The Chief White Eye Trail through the rolling hills, farmland and forests of the eastern portion of Jefferson County is magnificent during Spring and Fall. This scenic drive follows State Route 62 from Madison to Canaan, Indiana. The trail is about ten miles long, to Canaan.
Scenic Return to Madison
Visitors can complete a scenic loop by continuing on east on Indiana 62. The highway passes through Friendship, Indiana and ends at US 50 at Dillsboro. A right turn on US 50 (East) takes the route to Indiana State Road 56 at Aurora. Turning right on SR 56 will provide a lovely return to Madison. This is a distance of about 107 miles and should take about two hours to complete.
Alternate Route
An alternate route would be to take Indiana 156 at its with SR 56 intersection a few miles west of Aurora. SR 156 returns to SR 56 at Vevay. This alternate route follows the Ohio River and will add perhaps an hour to the drive. Visitors will find an assortment of local restaurants all along the way as well as galleries, shops and other interesting points at the towns along the way. Each year Canaan hosts the Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run in early September. For more information, contact:
Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run
Main Street
Canaan, IN 47224 United States
For more information on Jefferson County Contact:
Visit Madison
Madison, Indiana
1 (800) 559 2956
1 (812) 265 2956
info@visitmadison.org


For information on Vevay

For Information on Aurora

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Broomtail Carriage Company – Madison Indiana

Broomtail Carriage Company
3386 S. Co. Rd 225 West
812-756-4168

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The Broomtail Carriage Company offers historic tours, 6 passenger carriage, 20 passenger trolley, weddings, call for reservatons.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lanier-Schofield House - Madison IN

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Lanier-Schofield House
217 W. Second Street
Madison
812-265-4759




Built circa 1816 in the Federal Style the Lanier-Schofield House is believed to be the first two-story tavern house in Madison. Maintained by the Indiana Masonic Lodge.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lanier Mansion – Madison Indiana

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Lanier Mansion
601 W. First Street
812-265-3526
Madison Indiana





The Lanier Mansion has been designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994. This 1844 Greek Revival mansion was designed by architect Francis Costigan for financier and railroad magnate James F.D. Lanier.

The Lanier Mansion is located just off the Ohio River Byway in the city of Madison, Indiana. On a slight rise above the Ohio River, the mansion was the home ofJames Franklin Doughty Lanier in the 1800′s. Fully restored with period furniture the house is now a state owned museum just a few minutes walk from historic downtown Madison.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Madison Railroad Station – Madison Indiana

Madison Railroad Station – Madison Indiana
Madison Railroad Station – Madison Indiana

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South East Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums -
South East Edition
Madison Railroad Station
On the Heritage Center grounds is the restored Madison Railroad Station, a brick Victorian-era passenger depot noted for its octagonal waiting room that is over two stories tall. The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad Company constructed the building in 1894. After discontinuing passenger service in 1935, the railroad used the building for storage until the 1960's. The Wilco Electric Company used the building until its purchase by the Jefferson County Historical Society in 1986. The Historical Society restored the structure and it now houses a railroad museum.
Madison Railroad Station 
615 W. First Street
812-265-233