Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ripley County History Tree

Ripley County History Tree

Located in the main lobby, first floor of the Ripley County Courthouse the Ripley County History Tree is a carved wooden tree with leaves that depict the people, places and events important in the development of Ripley County.

There is a pamphlet inside.
Topics include:
Gilmore and Gilda Reynolds
Ye Olde Central House
Whitlatch Clinic and Hospital
National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association
Wilson Dairy Farm
Amos W. Jackson
The Hanging Tree
The King Steam Car
Minnie Stewart Wycoff
Ripley County Fairgrounds
Batesville Memorial Building
Ripley County Veterans Memorial
Barbara Fox
Busching Covered Bridge
Jason McKittrick
Jefferson Proving Ground
Dr. E. D. Freeman
Confederate General John Hunt Morgan
Pompey's Pillar
The Damm Theatre
Versailles Pumpkin Show
Tyson Temple
Underground Railroad
Carnegie Library
James Tyson
Pete Karbowski
Alonzo Wooley and the Giant Cows
Volunteer Fire Departments
Interstate 74
Rural Electricity
Ripley Flywheelers
Railroaders
Early Settlers and Indian Tribes
Margaret Mary Community Hospital
Indiana State Police Post
Mary Aikins Currie
Weberdings Wood Carving Shop, Inc.
Miriam E. Mason
Ripley County Courthouse
Otter Creek Covered Bridge
Ralph Dunbar
General Eleazer Wheelock Ripley
Harry Canfield
Sherman House
Violet Toph
Delaware Academy
Versailles State Park
William Forsyth
Hillenbrand Industries
First Circuit Court
Milan State Champs
Stephen S. Harding


The Ripley County History Tree honors many of the historic places and persons who lived, and live, in Ripley County.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Indiana State Road 11


Indiana State Road 11

Indiana State Road 11 is divided into two sections, the northern section and the southern section. The northern section runs between Indiana State Road 250 and US 31 near Seymour. The southern section connects Indiana State Road 135 and Indiana State Road 62.

Indiana State Road 11- The Northern Section
The northern section of Indiana State Road 11 runs between Indiana State Road 250 in the south and US Route 31 in the north. On the way it runs through Jackson and Bartholomew counties.

Indiana State Road 11 in Jackson County

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The southern terminus for Indiana State Road 11 is at an intersection with Indiana State Road 250, near Dudleytown about 5.65 miles from its intersection with US 31. About 8 miles north, Indiana State Road 11 intersects
US Route 50 at Seymour, Indiana. It follows US 50 for about .2 miles and branches off north. About five miles north of Seymour, Indiana State Road 11 intersects Interstate 65, at Exit 55. One mile after this intersection it leaves Jackson County and enters Bartholomew County.

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Indiana State Road 11 in Bartholomew County
Length - About 16 miles
Indiana State Road 11 enters Bartholomew County about 1 mile north on its intersection with Interstate 65 in Jackson County. It passes first through Jonesville, and then Waynesville as it travels north to an intersection with Southern Crossing Road/County Road 450S which leads to Indiana State Road 58 and access to Interstate 65 at about 7.25 miles from the county line. About 4.6 miles from this intersection it intersects Indiana State Road 46. The portion of Indiana State Road 11 south of 46 is also known as Jonesville Road. It follows Indiana State Road 46 for somewhat less than half a mile. About four miles north of Indiana State Road 46 Indiana State Road 11 ends at an intersection with US Route 31. This last portion is called North Indianapolis Road.


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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Indiana State Road 258


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Indiana State Road 258



Indiana State Road 258 begins at its western intersection with Indiana State Road 58 1.65 miles from it's intersection with Indiana State Road 135. Indiana State Road 258 ends about 12.5 miles later at it's eastern termius on Indiana State Road 11 about half a mile north of its intersection with US 50 in Seymour.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CSX Railroad

CSX Railroad







CSX Railroad operates more than 1700 miles of railroad in northern, central and southern Indiana with major rail yards at Indianapolis and Evansville.
CSX Railroad in Floyd County
CSX Railroad in Jackson County
CSX Railroad in Jennings County
CSX Railroad In Monroe County
CSX Railroad In Ripley County
CSX Railroad In Dearborn
CSX Railroad In Lawrence
CSX Railroad In Martin

CSX Railroad in Floyd County
Length - About 7.7 Miles

The CSX Railroad enters Floyd County from the east crossing Silver Creek just south of East Spring Street. After crossing Indiana State Road 111 (Vincennes Street) in New Albany it turns north. After crossing under Interstate 265 it passes out of Floyd County.

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CSX Railroad in Martin County
Length - About 13.3 Miles

The CSX Railroad enters Martin County about 14 miles from its intersection with Indiana State Road 57 in Washington, Indiana in Daviess County. The CSX line runs through downtown Loogootee, intersecting US Route 231 as it passes through town. It crosses to the south side of US Route 50, which it parallels, about 1.5 miles east of this intersection. About 6 miles east of that point US Route 150 crosses it shortly after it diverges from US Route 50 after going through downtown Shoals . There are two spurs, the first one about 2.5 miles east and the next about 3.9 miles east of that one at Willow Valley. The CSX line leaves Martin County about 3.9 miles northeast of this spur.

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CSX Railroad in Lawrence County
Length - Main West/East Line - About 22.3 Miles
North/South Line - 12.6 Miles
CSX main line enters Lawrence County from Martin County in the west about 11.4 miles from it's crossing in Mitchell. It exits Lawrence County about 15 miles east into Jackson County. The south/north line enters Lawrence County about 3.9 miles south of the crossing in Mitchell, Indiana from Orange County. It connects with the Indiana Railroad Company in Bedford about 11.3 miles to the north.
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CSX Railroad in Monroe County
Length - About 7 miles
The CSX line in Monroe County begins near Indiana State Road 46 in Ellettsville, crosses the highway and runs on a southeasterly route towards its junction with the Indiana Railroad just west of 9th Street in Bloomington.

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CSX Railroad in Jackson County



Length - About 30 Miles

The CSX rail line enters Jackson County about 7.8 miles west of Medora, Indiana where it intersects Indiana State Road 235. It intersects US Route 50 seven miles east of this intersection at a point about two miles west of Brownstown. In Seymour it intersects the Louisville and Indiana rail line about 11 miles east of the US Route 50 intersection. There is a transload facility located here, in Seymour with the Louisville and Indiana Railroad. Just a short distance east it intersects Indiana State Road 11. About 2.35 miles east it crosses under Interstate 65, then crosses US Route 31. It exits Jackson County and enters Jennings County about 2 miles east of the US Route 31 intersection.

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CSX Railroad in Jennings County
Length - About 30 Miles - 21.9
The CSX rail line enters Jennings County about 11.3 miles east of its intersection with Indiana State Road 7/3 in North Vernon. It follows US Route 50 on the north side all the way through the county. The CSX rail line exits Jennings County about 10.6 miles west of the Indiana State Road 3/7 intersection.


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CSX Railroad In Ripley County



The CSX Railroad enters Ripley on the western border about 3 miles from Holton, Indiana. It travels cross country and bissects Osgood, Indiana as it intersects US Route 421. It intersects Indiana State Road 129 4.8 miles further east and passes just north of Milan, Indiana as it intersects Indiana State Route 101. The CSX Railroad leaves Ripley County, crossing into Dearborn, County 1.75 miles east of this intersection after traveling about twenty miles in Ripley County.

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CSX Railroad In Dearborn County
Length - About 21 miles.

The CSX Railroad enters Dearborn County from Ripley County about 1.7 miles from its intersection with Indiana State Road 101 in Ripley County. It passes the southwest corner of Moores Hill and about 14 miles from the county line the CSX Railroad intersects US Route 50 at Aurora, Indiana. About 4.13 miles from that intersection there is a spur line which connects with the Central Railroad of Indiana. About 1.2 miles east of this spur it passes under Interstate 275. About .5 miles further east it the CSX Railroad passes crosses the Indiana/Ohio state line and out of Dearborn County.

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Indiana State Road 58


Indiana State Road 58

Indiana State Road 58 begins near the Wabash River in Sullivan County in the town of Merom, Indiana at an intersection with Indiana State Road 63. Indiana State Road 58 crosses Sullivan, Knox, Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Jackson, and Bartholomew counties.

Indiana State Road 58 in Lawrence County
Length - Approximatly 28 miles
Indiana State Road 58 enters Lawrence County from the west about 4.1 miles from its intersection with Indiana State Road 45 in Greene County. About 3.6 miles from the county line Indiana State Road 58 intersects Indiana State Road 54 and the two run in conjunction for about 4.8 miles to their intersection with Indiana State Road 37 outside Bedford. Indiana State Road 54 ends here and Indiana State Road 58 runs in conjunction with Indiana State Road 37 for about 2.7 miles through Oolitic. About a half mile south of Oolitic Indiana State Road 58 turns east. Indiana State Road 58 intersects Indiana State Road 446 about 11 miles east, just east of Heltonville. 6 miles east of this intersection Indiana State Road 58 exits Lawrence County and enters Jackson County.

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Indiana State Road 58 in Jackson County



Indiana State Road 58 travels about 8.85 miles in northern Jackson County from its entrance from Lawrence County to an intersection with Indiana State Road 135 about 5.4 miles from its intersection with US 50. It follows Indiana State Road 135 for about 1.25 miles and then branches off northeast to leave Jackson County about 4.6 miles as it enters Bartholomew County. Most of its western route is through the Hoosier National Forest.

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Indiana State Road 58 in Bartholomew County
Length - About 13.5 miles
Indiana State Road 58 enters Bartholomew County on its southwest corner about 4.6 miles from its intersection with Indiana State Road 258 in Jackson County. About 10.6 miles from the county line it intersects Interstate 65 at Exit 64 where it ends.


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Friday, May 20, 2011

Indiana Railroads

This is a list of Indiana Railroads

CSX Railroad

Dubois County Railroad

Indiana Rail Road Company

Indiana Railroad Museum

Indiana and Ohio Railroad

Louisville and Indiana Railroad

Madison Railroad

Norfolk Southern Railway

Indiana State Road 135


Indiana State Road 135
Indiana State Road 135 begins at an intersection with Troy Street on the south side of Indianapolis. It ends on the Matthew E. Welsh Bridge which leads to Kentucky State Route 79 in Brandenburg Kentucky. It crosses Harrison, Washington, Jackson, Brown, Morgan, Johnson, and Marion counties.


Length - About 28 miles
Indiana State Road 46 in Brown County

Indiana State Road 135 enters Brown County about 6 miles north of its intersection with Indiana State Road 258 in Jackson County. It intersects Indiana State Road 46 about 15 miles north of the county line. Indiana State Road 135 follows Indiana State Road 46 for about 3.11 miles. It goes north through Nashville, Indiana and travels north. It exits Brown County about 10.6 miles north of Nashville and the intersection with Indiana State Road 46 after passing through Bean Blossom.

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Indiana State Road 135 in Jackson, County, Indiana
Indiana State Road 135 travels approximately twenty four miles through Jackson County. It enters from the south approximately nine miles south of its intersection with US 50 in Brownstown. The first highway it meets on this journey is Indiana State Road 235, about 3.75 miles from the county line. It follows US 50 for about three miles, then branches off north until it meets Indiana State Road 58 about five and a half miles north. The two highways share a path for about one and a quarter miles before Indiana State Road 58 branches off towards the east. Approximately six miles north of its intersection with Indiana State Road 58 Indiana State Road 135 enters Brown County.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Interstate 74


Interstate 74

The main section of Interstate 74 begins, in the south, at an intersection with Interstate 75 in Cincinatti, Ohio. It runs northwest into Indiana, across Illinois and ends Davenport, Iowa. Short sections of Interstate 74 also occur in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.

Interstate 74 in Indiana.

Interstate 74 enters Indiana from the east just north of West Harrison, Indiana and exits on the western border six and a half miles after it crosses the Wabash River. On the way it circumvents Indianapolis via Interstate 465. From the west it crosses Fountain, Montgomery, Boone, Hendricks, Marion, Shelby, Decatur, Ripley and Dearborn Counties.


Interstate 74 in Ripley County

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From the west Interstate 74 enters Ripley County at the Batesville Exit, Exit 149. It travels 8.39 miles across the northern tip of the County, exiting about 1.6 miles east of the Sunman exit, Exit 156. Approximately two and a half miles west of the Batesville Exit there is a rest stop, the only one between Cincinatti and Indianapolis. The Batesville exit allows access to Indiana State Road 46 and Indiana State Road 229. Indiana State Road 129 may also be accessed by driving east on Indiana State Road 46. Indiana State Road 46, which runs parallel to Interstate 74, may also be accessed from the Sunman exit. This exit also accesses Indiana State Route 101,

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Interstate 74 in Dearborn County
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Approximimate miles in Dearborn County - 13.8 miles
From the west Interstate 74 enters Dearborn County at approximately mile marker 158 as it leaves Ripley County. It intersects Indiana State Road 1 at Exit 164, just south of St. Leon. Access to Indiana State Road 46 is available about 400 feet north of the exit. The next exit is Exit 169 where US Route 52 leaves Interstate 74 as it travels northwest towards Brookville, Indiana. This exit allows another access point for Indiana State Road 46 and also the Harrison Brookville Road which travels east to West Harrison, Indiana. Interstate 74 leaves Dearborn County, and Indiana, at about mile marker 171 as it enters Ohio.

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Jackson Couty Shopping

Jackson Couty Shopping



Brownstown

Brownstown Family Drug
800 W. Commerce St.
812-358-2400
Family Drug is more than just a drug store and features lots of great deals and
great gifts. Family Drug is a registered Radio Shack and Hallmark dealer.

Brownstown Greenhouse
415 N. Main St.
812-358-3141
Unique gift ideas and floral and balloon arrangements are available at the
Greenhouse.

Clotheshorse Consignment
121 N. Main St.
812-358-5544
Find gently used clothing, linens, decor, household items, jewelry, books,
videos, etc. A little bit of everything.

Ewing Uniques
1050 W. Spring St.
812-358-4200
Antique furniture, beautiful linens and unique gifts for the indoors and
outdoors are available.

Kamman’s Farm Market (seasonal)
4683 S. State Road 135
812-358-2015

Once Upon a Family
104 S. Main St.
812-909-4060

Second Time Around
609 W. Commerce St.
812-358-9144

Tiemeyer’s Farm Market (seasonal)
3147 S. Co. Rd. 300W.
812-358-5618

Townhouse Army Surplus
1037 W. Commerce St.
812-358-3154

Crothersville

Aunt Samantha's
307 North Armstrong 812-793-2760
Gifts, candles, unique collectibles and more

This Old Home Place Greenhouse Antiques and Gifts
4305 S. Hwy. 31, 812-793-3071
Yankee Candles, collectibles, silk arrangements, baskets, various decorations, antiques.


Norman

Wild Gourd
5525 N. Co. Rd. 1275 W.
812-995-2400
The small shop offers dried herbs, wreaths and swags, as well as candles,
antiques and primitive home décor.

Outlets

Marion-Kay Spices
1351 W. US 50
Brownstown, IN 47220
812-358-3000
Gift bags packages featuring the world famous Marion-Kay Spices and mixes.

Russell Stover Candies
Retail Store
1715 E. Tipton St.
Seymour, IN 47274
812-522-9386
Great chocolate at great prices! The Retail Store also features an ice cream
shop and a deli where fresh treats are available. Gift bags are also available.

Shoppes at Seymour Outlet Center
357 Tanger Blvd.
Seymour, IN 47274
812-524-0917
See More and Spend Less at Shoppes at Seymour Outlet Center.

Seymour

B2 Bikes and Boards
330 S Chestnut St.
812-524-7433

Bassmasters
1510 E Tipton St.
812-522-7501

Country Saddlery
10317 N. US Hwy 31
812-445-3301

Discount Boots and Tack
1931 N. Ewing St.
812-523-3728

Ellis Jewelers
404 E Second St.
812-522-3228

The Engraver
1520 Schleter Rd.
812-522-6181
The Engraver offers unique gift items, trophies, plaques and
professional-quality personalization.

Favorite Things
639 W. Second St.
812-522-9734
Many collector’s items are available, as well as Yankee Candles and home décor
items.

Flowers from the Woods
923 E. Fourth St.
812-523-0075

Green Barn Cutlery
3979 N. Co. Rd. 850 E.
812-524-9007
Knives and a variety of NASCAR items are available at Green Barn Cutlery.

Heart’s Desire
230 S. Chestnut St.
812-522-7510
Home décor items, hand-painted pieces and hundreds of gift ideas are available
at this downtown gift shop.

Jubilee Flowers & Gifts
524 E. Tipton St.
812-522-3655
Floral and balloon arrangements and delivery is available at Jubilee, as are
great gifts and unique home accents.

Julia Novedades
10 W. Second St.
812-524-7435

Karen’s Design
315 N. Walnut St.
812-522-8669
Interior design services are available at Karen’s, as well as home décor items.

Kidz and Company
1125 W. Tipton St., Seymour 812-523-7535.
Offers a variety of gift items, clothing and Vera Bradley.

Loose Threads
205 S. Maple St.
812-524-2013
Sewing supplies and materials are available at Loose Threads and a wide variety
of classes are offered.

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge Giftshop
12985 E. US Hwy 50
812-524-1953
Wildlife-related books, gifts, toys and other items are available at the
giftshop.

See More Antiques and Gifts
659 Reliance Ave.
812-523-3505

Seymour Greenhouse
749 N. Ewing St.
812-422-1479

Tiemeier's Jewelry
101 N. Chestnut St.
812-522-3984

Tonto Rim
5028 N. US Hwy 31
812-522-7978

Trader Bakers Mall
1990 E. Tipton St.
812-522-3320
Booths featuring a wide variety of handmade, antique and unique items greet
visitors to Trader Bakers.

Welmer's
106 S. Chestnut St.
812-522-4082

Music Stores

13th Floor
111 N. Chestnut St.
Seymour, IN
812-524-5400
888-256-2579
13th Floor specializes in hard-to-find music of all genres and special orders.

Jim’s Music
410 N. Main St.
Brownstown, IN
812-358-5253
Jim’s offers instrument repair, sells equipment, offers a recording studio and
music lessons.

Music World
920 E. Tipton St.
Seymour, IN
812-522-8533
Music lessons are offered at Music World and many musical instruments and
accessories are available.

This Old Guitar
106 W. Second St.
Seymour, IN
812-524-8986
Music lessons, sheet music and musical instruments are available.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

US Route 421

US Route 421.


US Route 421 is 941 miles long. The southern end commences just west of Wilmington, North Carolina where it intersects US 17. It travels northwest across North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and into Indiana where it completes its journey on the northern border of Indiana at Michigan City at an intersection with US 20. On its way north it traverses Jefferson, Ripley, Decatur

US Route 421 In Jefferson County, Indiana
Length in Jefferson County - approximately 13.4 Miles


US Route 421 enters Jefferson County from the south over the Milton-Madison Bridge which crosses the Ohio River from Milton, Kentucky. It becomes Harrison Street as it enters Madison and about .2 miles north it intersects Second Street which it follows for two blocks, turning right on Baltimore Street. One block north it intersects Indiana State Road 56/Main Street where it turns left. Five intersections, or about .2 miles, it turns right (north) and becomes Jefferson Street. About 3.8 miles north, after climbing out of the Ohio River basin, it intersects Indiana State Road 62. About 2.1 miles north of this intersection the former Jefferson Proving Ground, now Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, comes into veiw on the left. About 7.1 miles north of this point US Route 421 crosses into Ripley County.

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US Route 421 In Ripley County, Indiana



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US 421 enters Ripley County on the south end as it crosses Jefferson County Road 1200 N. It travels northeast to its intersection with US Route 50 in Versailles. It follows US Route 50 for about a mile, then branches off north. It intersects Indiana State Road 350 in Osgood about four miles from its divergence from US 50, and then intersects Indiana State Road 229 at Napoleon about five and a half miles further north. US Route 421 leaves Ripley County just under three miles northwest of Napoleon and enters Decatur County.

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Lodging Jackson County

Lodging Jackson County



ALLSTATE INN
2603 Outlet Blvd.
Seymour, IN 47274
Call for Reservation
(812) 522-2666

Days Inn
302 Commerce Dr.
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 522-3678


Econo Lodge
220 Commerce Dr.
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 522-8000

Fairfield Inn
Fairfield Inn and Suites
327 N. Sandy Creek Drive
Seymour, IN 47274
812-524-3800

Hampton Inn
247 N. Sandy Creek Dr.
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 523-2409

Holiday Inn Express
249 Sandy Creek Drive
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 522-1200

Knights Inn
207 N. Sandy Creek Dr.
Seymour, IN
(812) 522-3523

Motel 6
365 Tanger Blvd.
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 524-7443

Super 8
401 Outlet Blvd.
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 524-2000

Travel Lodge Travelodge
306 S. Commerce Drive
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 519-2578

Berry Branch Cottages
10402 N Co Rd 800 W
Norman, IN 47264
(812) 497-2304

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

US Route 50 - Indiana



US Route 50
Beginning Terminus - Maryland 528 at Ocean City Maryland
Ending Terminus - I 80 in Sacremento, California.

US 50 In Indiana

US Route 50 enters Indiana from Ohio about two and a quarter miles east of its intersection with Indiana State Road 1. It leaves Indiana by crossing the Wabash River just north of Vincennes, Indiana into Illinois. It crosses Knox, Daviess, Martin, Lawrence, Jackson, Jennings, Ripley, and Dearborn Counties.

US Route 50 In Martin County
Length - About 16.6 Miles

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US 50 enters Martin County, and Loogootee, about 13 miles east of its intersection with Indiana State Road 57 in Daviess County at the town of Washington. US 50 and US150 are running in conjunction at this point. About 1.1 mile east US 50 encounters US 231, which is running in conjunction with Indiana State Road 45. This intersection is in downtown Loogootee. About .2 miles east of this intersection Indiana State Road 550 enters from the southeast. About 5.6 miles east US 50 intersects Indiana State Road 450 as it comes down from the north. About 1.4 miles southeast from this intersection US 150 parts company with US 50 and heads south at Shoals, Indiana. About 6.9 miles east of this intersection US 50 exits Martin County and enters Lawrence County.

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US Route 50 In Lawrence County
Length - About 28.3 Miles

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US 50 enters Lawrence County about 8.2 miles from its intersection with US 150 in Martin County. About 2.4 miles from the county line it intersects Indiana State Road 60. About 9.3 miles northeast of this intersection US 50 intersects Indiana State Road 37. US 50 and Indiana State Road 37 run in conjunction on a north/south axis for about 4.9 miles. At this point, just west of Bedford, Indiana State Roads 158/450 intersect US 50 at this intersection where Indiana State Road 158 ends. US 50/Indiana State Road 450 continue east through Bedford. 10.1 miles east US 50 intersects Indiana State Road 446. 3.6 miles east of this intersection US 50 leaves Lawrence County and enters Jackson County.

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US Route 50 In Jackson County



Length - About 30 Miles

US Route 50 enters Jackson on the western boundary from Lawrence County fourteen miles west of Brownstown, Indiana. About 4.8 miles east Indiana State Road 235 intersects it on its way to Medora, Indiana. Indiana State Road 39 intersects US 50 about 2.5 miles east of Brownstown. It intersects Indiana State Road 135 North about 4.6 miles west of Brownstown, which follows it for almost three miles, where it branches off south towards Salem, Indiana. In Brownstown Indiana State Road 250 intersects it, and veers southeast on its way to Patriot, Indiana. About 9.5 miles east, US Route 50 bissects Seymour, Indiana. In Seymour, it intersects Indiana State Road 11 South which follows it for .3 miles until it branches off towards Columbus, Indiana. Approximately 2.25 miles east of the intersection with Indiana State Road 11 North US Route 50 intersects Interstate 65, which it accesses via Exit 50. Just a quarter mile east it intersects US Route 31. About 1.3 miles east, it passes Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. US Route 50 leaves Jackson County about .76 miles east of the Refuge, and enters Jennings County, after traveling approximately 30 miles across Jackson County.

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US Route 50 In Jennings County
Length - About 49.7 Miles




US Route 50 enters Jennings County about 2.6 miles from its intersection with Interstate 64 in Jackson County. About 10 miles east it intersects Indiana State Roads 3/7 in downtown North Vernon. About 11.1 miles east of this intersection US 50 exits Jennings County and enters Ripley County.

US Route 50 In Ripley County
Length - 18.5 miles
Versailles State Park - Versailles State Park - US 50

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US Route 50 enters Ripley County from the east one mile east of its intersection with Indiana State Route 101. Three and one quarter miles west it encounters Indiana State Road 129. It intersects US 421 at Versailles, Indiana three and three quarter miles further after passing through Versailles State Park. US Route 421 exits north on its way to Osgood one mile west, and US Route 50 leaves Ripley County four and a nine miles west of this intersection after passing through Holton, Indiana.













US 50 in Dearborn County
Length - Approximately 21.5 miles

US 50 enters Dearborn County from Ripley County about one mile east of its intersection with Indiana State Road 129. It intersects Indiana State Road 62 about 4.25 miles east at Dillsboro. About 8.8 miles east of Dillsboro US Route 50 intersects Indiana State Road 56 and Indiana State Road 350 at Aurora. About .5 miles further east it intersects Indiana State Road 148. Indiana State Road 48 intersects US Route 50 about 2.5 miles from this intersection as it travels from Manchester. 3.06 miles further east US Route 50 intersects Indiana State Road 1. At this intersection is an access ramp to Interstate 275. US Route 50 exits Dearborn County and Indiana about 2.31 miles to the east, where it enters the state of Ohio.

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Indiana State Route 101

Indiana State Route 101
State Road 101 in the U.S. state of Indiana is a north–south state highway in the eastern portion of Indiana that exists in four sections with a combined length of 79.42 miles (127.81 km).

First section

The southernmost portion of the route is 0.48 miles (0.77 km) long and connects Indiana 156 in Switzerland County with Interstate 71 U.S. Route 42 in Kentucky by crossing the Ohio River on the Markland Dam.

Second section - Indiana State Road 101 in Ripley County
Pilgrim Old Baptist Church - State Road 101, Ripley County
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Length - 17.47 miles long .
It begins at US Route 50 about seven miles east of Versailles and about five miles south of Milan, Indiana where it intersects Indiana State Road 350 and the CSX Railroad. From this intersection it continues north to its intersection with Indiana State Road 48 about three miles south of Sunman, where it crosses the Indiana and Ohio Railroad in the center of town and continues on its way to its intersection with Indiana State Road 46. It ends one half mile further north, intersecting Interstate 74 at Exit `156.

Indiana State Road 101 - Third Portion


The third portion of State Road 101 is 16.44 miles (26.46 km) long and starts at U.S. Route 52 in Brookville and runs north through the small town of Roseburg to State Road 44 in Liberty.


The fourth and final portion is 45.03 miles (72.47 km) long and has its southern terminus at State Road 124 in southeastern Adams County. Going north, it passes through the towns of Pleasant Mills, Rivare and Monroeville. It then crosses U.S. Route 30, passes through Woodburn, and crosses U.S. Route 24. The northern terminus is at State Road 1 and State Road 8 in eastern DeKalb County.

Dining - Jackson County Indiana

Dining - Jackson County



Fast Food

Arby's
1930 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-1133

Beef Boy
114 Marshall Dr., Crothersville
812-793-3212

Burger King
1941 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-8218

Captain D's
831 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-8517

Dairy Queen
115 W. Commerce St., Brownstown
812-358-4030

Hardee's
411 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-6161

Kentucky Fried Chicken
1127 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-6400

Long John Silver's
2001 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-8981

McDonald's
321 N. Main St., Brownstown
812-358-4551

McDonald's
913 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-3868

McDonald's
427 Steven's Way, Seymour
812-523-3866


McDonald's
427 Steven's Way, Seymour
812-523-3866

Medora Dairy Bar/Restaurant
Perry St., Medora
812-966-2755

Michie’s Diner & Chicago Style Hot Dogs & Deli
216 W. Commerce St., Brownstown
812-358-5444

Pink Willie’s
1010 E. Tipton St., Seymour
12-525-1120

Rally's Hamburgers
1507 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-1554

Rockford Ridge
2200 N. Ewing St., Seymour
812-522-1396

Sonic Burger
811 W. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-6984

Steak-N-Shake
1640 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-6616

Taco Bell
1509 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-3318

Wendy's
1101 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-9900

White Castle
1970 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-523-3275

Pizza

Brooklyn Pizza Company
753 W. Tipton St., Seymour
812-524-8888

Day’s Family Pizza
107 N. Chestnut St., Seymour
812-523-1995

Domino’s Pizza
800 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-523-3959

Mike's Pizza
536 B Ave. E., Seymour
812-519-2382

Little Caesar's Pizza
1250 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-523-3000


Papa John’s Pizza
600 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-523-3949

Pizza Hut
1411 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-523-3332

Pizza Palace
832 W. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-8100

Snappy Tomato Pizza
201 S. Main St., Brownstown
812-358-8225

Ethnic

Azteca
416 Short St., Brownstown
812-358-7044

Buffet China
1244 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-523-6628

China Garden
512 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-2335


El Nopal
1863 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-523-3399

El Zocalo
1117 W. Tipton St., Seymour
812-524-7547

Panaderia Martinez
101 W. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-8191

Deli/Bakeries

Airport Express
820 A. Ave. E., Seymour
812-522-5150

Bevers Deli
105 W. Second St., Seymour
812-522-4880

Cakes Created
101 W. Tipton St., Seymour
812-524-7541

The Chocolate Spoon
104 S. Chestnut St., Seymour
812-524-8458

Cortland Diner
6528 N. Co. Rd. 400E., Cortland
812-522-5004

Happy Hearts Cake Shop
915 W. Brown St., Seymour
812-522-6123

Kneading the Dough Bakery LLC
416 N. Main St., Brownstown
812-358-FOOD


Not Just Cakes
751 W. Second St., Seymour
812-523-5000

Stahl's Cafe and Deli
1048 W. Spring St., Brownstown
812-358-5051

Subway Sandwiches and Salads
1515 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-523-8106

Subway Sandwiches and Salads
1171 W. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-7977

Subway Sandwiches and Salads
110 S. Armstrong St., Crothersville
812-793-3377

Subway Sandwiches and Salads
201 S. Main St., Brownstown
812-358-8000

Take the Cake
221 St. Louis Ave., Seymour
812-519-3582

Ice Cream and Yogurt

Dairy Queen (seasonal)
316 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-9746

Dairy Queen - Brownstown
115 W. Commerce St.
812-358-4030

Kovener’s Corner (seasonal)
712 W. Second St., Seymour


Russell Stover Candies Retail
1715 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-9386

Whistle Stop Pastry/Ice Cream
2379 Main St., Vallonia
812-358-5459

Dining

58th Cafe
8720 W. State Road 58, Norman
812-995-8010

Applebee’s
1705 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-524-1585

Brock’s Family Restaurant
109 N. Main St., Brownstown
812-358-3977

Buffalo Wild Wings
2008 E. Tipton St,. Seymour
812-519-3596

Cafe Batar (seasonal)
12635 U.S. Highway 50E., Seymour
812-522-8617

Chili's
2085 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-524-4547

Country Pride
2636 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-6622

Cracker Barrel
211 N. Sandy Creek Dr., Seymour
812-522-3122

Dakota Ridge
1400 Shields Ave., Seymour
812-524-0605

Kensington Tea Room and Butler's Pantry Coffee
403 S. Chestnut St., Seymour
812-358-7800

The Hitchin’ Post
5401 N. O’Neal, Norman
812-966-8425

JR’s Fish Stand
224 S. Chestnut St., Seymour
812-522-4721


Kensington Tea Room and Butler’s Pantry Coffee
403 S. Chestnut St., Seymour
812-358-7800

Larrison’s Diner
200 S. Chestnut St., Seymour
812-522-5523

Lucille's Home Cookin'
108 W. Howard St., Crothersville
812-793-2115

Michie's Chicago Style Hot Dogs & Deli
216 W. Commerce St., Brownstown
812-358-5444

The Pines
4289 N. US 31, Seymour
812-522-4955

Robinson’s Fish Stand
423 N. Ewing St., Seymour
812-522-1526

Ryan’s Family Steakhouse
203 N. Sandy Creek Dr., Seymour
812-523-1626

Tiemeyer's Farm Market (seasonal)
3147 S. Co. Rd. 300W., Vallonia
812-358-5618

The Townhouse
206 Fourth St., Seymour
812-522-1099

Tumbleweed
1202 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-523-8023

Waffle House
609 E. Tipton St., Seymour
812-522-9500



Pubs and Grills

Bluebird Café
2418 S. Main St., Vallonia
812-358-3271

Brewskies Grub and Pub
216 Commerce Drive, eymour
812-522-4308

Bubba’s Place
402 S. Walnut St., Seymour
812-522-2618

O’Brien’s
206 N. O’Brien St., Seymour
812-519-0218

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Jackson County Indiana Agricultural Tour

Jackson County Indiana Agricultural Tour



Visit a number of interesting farms in south central Indiana on this farm tour. Covered bridges, a llama farm, southern Indiana's largest nursery, and a round barn are all a part of this fascinating farm tour.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Indiana Highways

Indiana Highways

Indiana has an excellent system of highways. This is a list of Indiana State Roads, US Routes and Interstates.


Indiana County – Back Road Numbering System
Indiana State Road 1
Indiana State Road 3
Indiana State Road 7
Indiana State Road 11
Indiana State Road 37
Indiana State Road 39
Indiana State Road 45
Indiana State Road 46
Indiana State Road 446
Indiana State Road 48

Indiana State Road 54
Indiana State Road 56
Indiana State Road 58
Indiana State Road 60
Indiana State Road 62
Indiana State Road 64
Indiana State Route 101
Indiana State Routes 111
Indiana State Road 129
Indiana State Road 135
Indiana State Road 148
Indiana State Road 156
Indiana State Road 158
Indiana State Road 160
Indiana State Road 162
Indiana State Road 164
Indiana State Road 229
Indiana State Road 235
Indiana State Road 250
Indiana State Road 256
Indiana State Road 258
Indiana State Road 262
Indiana State Road 264
Indiana State Road 265

Indiana State Road 335
Indiana State Road 311
Indiana State Road 350

Indiana State Road 403

Indiana State Road 550

Interstate 64
Interstate 65
Interstate 74
Interstate 265
Interstate 275

US Route 31
US Route 150

US Route 231
US Route 421
US Route 50
US Route 52

Indiana State Road 350

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Indiana State Road 350



The western terminus for Indiana State Road 350 is at the intersection of US 421 at Osgood, Indiana. The highway connects Ogood in Ripley County to Aurora, Indiana in Dearborn County where it intersects US 50 and Indiana State Road 56.

US Route 350 In Ripley County

The western terminus or Indiana State Road 350 is at the intersection of US 421 at Osgood, Indiana and travels approximately eleven miles to the Dearborn County Line. It crosses Laughery Creek and passes through the small town of Delaware where it intersects Indiana State Road 129. about five miles east of US 421. About 4.25 miles further east it intersects Indiana State Road 101, just north of Milan.

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US Route 50 In Dearborn County

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Length - About twelve miles.

Indiana State Road 350 enters Dearborn County approximately 1.82 miles from its intersection with Indiana State Road 101 north of Milan in Ripley County. It passes just north of Moores Hill. It is approximately thirteen miles from Indiana State Road 101 to the intersection with US Route 50 in Aurora, Indiana.

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Schneider's Nursery

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Schneider's Nursery
3066 E. U.S. 50
Seymour



Schneider's Nursery is the largest nursery in southern Indiana sells landscaping and garden plants both on the wholesale and retail levels. Open year round, Schneider's Nursery also offers professional landscaping services. Schneider's Nursery covers hundreds of acres on both sides of highway 50 between Seymour and Brownstown.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Indiana State Road 46 - Indiana State Highway



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Indiana State Road 46
The western terminus is located on US 40 4.4 miles from downtown Terre Haute Indiana. The eastern terminus for Indiana State Road 46 is on Indiana State Road 52 three and a half miles from downtown West Harrison Indiana. It crosses, from west to east, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Franklin, Ripley, and Dearborn counties.



Indiana State Road 46 in Monroe County
Length - About 21.6 miles
Indiana State Road 46 enters Monroe County, Indiana about 3.8 miles west of its intesection with Indiana State Road 67 in Spencer, Indiana. It intersects Indiana State Road 37 about 10.1 miles southeast of the county line on the northwest edge of Bloomington. About 3.7 miles east of this intersection it intersects Indiana State Road 45. Indiana State Road 446 intersects Indiana State Road 46 about two miles east of this intersection. Indiana State Road 46 exits Monroe County into Brown County about 6.2 miles east of this intersection.

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Indiana State Road 46 in Brown County
Length - About 18 miles
Indiana State Road 46 enters Brown County about 6.25 miles east of its intersection with Indiana State Road 446 in Monroe C*/ounty. About 6.75 miles east of the county line the highway passes the western entrance to Brown County State Park. About 2.25 miles northeast of this entrance Indiana State Road 135 intersects the highway from the north in Nashville and follows Indiana State Road 46 for about 3 miles. Indiana State Road 46 passes the north entrance to Brown County State Park about 1.8 miles from the western intersection with Indiana State Road 135 in Nashville. About 6.25 miles east of the eastern intersection with Indiana State Road 135 Indiana State Road 46 leaves Brown County and enters Bartholomew County.

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Indiana State Road 46 in Bartholomew County
Length - About 27.5 miles
Indiana State Road 46 enters Bartholomew County from Brown County about 6.25 miles east of its intersection with Indiana State Road 135 in Brown County. It intersects Interstate 65 at Exit 68. About 1.5 miles east of the interstate Indiana State Road 46 intersects Indiana State Road 11 at the western edge of Columbus, Indiana. At this point Indiana State Road 46 becomes a one way street called Johnathan Moore Pike, and then Second Street after its intersection with Jackson Street. The westbound section, also one way, is one block north and is called Third Street until its intersection with Lindsay Street, when it becomes Lindsy Street. About 1.2 miles east of this intersection with Indiana State Road 11, Indiana State Road 46 intersects Indiana State Road 7, which it follows for about 3.89 miles, when Indiana State Road 7 continues southeast towards North Vernon, Indiana. Indiana State Road 46 intersects Indiana State Road 9 at this point. Both highways intersect US Route 31 about .5 miles east of this intersection. The two highways run together for about 7 miles. At this point Indiana State Road 9 continues north to Shelbyville, Indiana. Indiana State Road 46 continues northeast for almost 6 miles from this intersection, when it leaves Bartholomew County and enters Decatur County on its way to Greensburg, Indiana.

Indiana State Road 46 in Ripley County
Weberding Carving Shop - Indiana State Road 46 - Batesville, Indiana
Weberding Carving Shop - Indiana State Road 46 - Batesville, Indiana


Indiana State Road 46 travels 9 miles in northern Ripley County. En route it intersects, from west to east, Indiana State Road 229, Indiana State Road 129 and Indiana State Road 101. It exits the county from Dearborn County to the east 1.5 miles from the intersection of Indiana State Road 101 at Penntown. It leaves Ripley County about 300 yards west, of its intersection with Indiana State Road 229, at Mitchell Avenue .

Indiana State Road 46 has two access points to Interstate 74 via Indiana State Road 101 at Penntown, Exit 156, and via Indiana State Road 229 at Batesville, Exit 149.

Indiana State Road 46 passes through three towns in Ripley County. The are, east to west, Penntown, Morris and Batesville.

Indiana State Road 46 In Dearborn County

Total Length - Approximately 11.3 miles
Total access points to Interstate 74 - Two

Indiana State Road 46 enters Dearborn County from the west about 1.5 miles east of its intersection with Indiana State Road 101 in Ripley County. About 6.25 miles from the county line it intersects Indiana State Road 1 near St. Leon and has access to Interstate 74 via Indiana State Road 1 at Exit 164. About 5.2 miles further east it intersects US Route 52 where it again has access to Interstate 74 via Exit 169 near West Harrison, Indiana.

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Freeman Airfield Museum

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Freeman Airfield Museum
1035 "A" Ave.
PO Box 714
Seymour, IN 47274
812-524-9440



Freeman Field Museum is a delightful little museum dedicated to preserving the history of the cadets who trained here during World War II. The museum is usually open on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to noon. Other tours may be arranged by calling the posted phone number.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Indiana State Road 229

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Indiana State Road 229

Indiana State Road 229 connects to US Highways, US 421 and US 52. The southern terminus is at Napoleon, Indiana and it travels north to US 52 where it intersect it about three quarters of a mile west of Metamora, Indiana in Franklin County.












Indiana State Road 229 in Ripley County
Central House on Indiana State Road 229 in Napoleon
Central House on Indiana State Road 229 in Napoleon

The southern terminus is at Napoleon, Indiana on US Route 421. It travels east to its intersection with Indiana State Road 48, then it veers northeast and serves as Main Street in Batesville, Indiana after crossing the Indiana and Ohio Railroad. After passing through Batesville SR 229 intersects Indiana State Road 46, then Interstate 74 which it accesses at Exit 149. It crosses into Franklin County just as it crosses the Interstate.
Downtown Park - Indiana State Road 229, Batesville, IN
Downtown Park - Indiana State Road 229, Batesville, IN
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Shieldstown Bridge

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Shieldstown Bridge
County Road 200 North
Brownstown, In



The Shieldstown Bridge is a double span bridge which was constructed in 1876 by Joseph J. Daniels. It was used until 1990, when the road bypassed it. It crosses the east fork of the White River and is located just off Crane Road.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Indiana State Road 48

Indiana State Road 48

Indiana State Road 48 has three sections, a Western Section, a Middle Section in Monroe County and an Eastern Section in Ripley and Dearborn Counties.
Western section
The western section begins at SR 63 and heads east towards Jasonville. Passing tjrough Shelburn at an intersection with U.S. Route 41 (US 41) and U.S. Route 150 (US 150). East of Jasonville SR 48 heads east towards Worthington. Northwest of Worthington SR 48 emds at State Road 157.
Middle section - Monroe County
The middle section of SR 48 begins at an intersection with State Road 43 just inside the Monroe County Line and SR 48 heads east towards Bloomington. The eastern terminus of this section is at an interchange with Indiana State Road 37 (SR 37) and State Road 45 (SR 45) near Bloomington. [3]
Eastern Section
The eastern section begins at an intersection with State Road 229 about three miles east of Napolean on US 421 in Ripley County. Indiana State Road 48 heads east from that intersection intersecting with with Indiana State Road 129, Indiana State Road 101, and Indiana State Road 148 before entering Lawrenceburg. In Lawrenceburg SR 48 has an intersection with US 50 which is the eastern terminus of SR 48. The Eastern section of Indiana State Road 48 crosses Ripley and Dearborn Counties.
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Indiana State Road 48 in Ripley County
Length - About 11 Miles
The western terminus for Indiana State Road 48 in Ripley County is located at the intersection with Indiana State Road 229 about three miles east of Napolean, Indiana on US 421. It intersects Indiana State Road 129 about four miles east of this intersection at a little town called Lookout. 6.6 miles east of this intersection Indiana State Road 48 intersects with Indiana State Road 101 at Negangard's Corner. Indiana State Road 48 exits Ripley County .37 miles further east at West County Line Road for a total distance of approximately 10.8 miles.
Indiana State Road 48 in Dearborn County
Length - About 15.6 Miles
Indiana State Road 48 enters Dearborn County from Ripley County about .4 miles east of its intersection with Indiana State Road 101 at Negangard's Corner. It passes through the small town of Manchester, Indiana about 4.25 miles from the county line. After going through Manchester, Indiana 48 goes through Kyle and Wright's Corner. About 5.5 miles east of Indiana State Road 101 it intersects Indiana State Road 148. Indiana State Road 48 ends 5.75 miles further on at an intersection with US Route 50 in Lawrenceburg.


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Monday, May 9, 2011

Indiana State Road 129

Indiana State Road 129

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Indiana State Road 129 begins west of Vevay, Indiana on Indiana State Road 156. It ends at Batesville at its intersection with Indiana State Road 46. On its way north it traverses Switzerland and Ripley Counties.

Indiana State Road 129 in Switzerland County
Length - About 18 miles
Indiana State Road 129 begins at an intersection with Indiana State Road 56 about 1.3 miles west of Vevay, Indiana. About 14.5 miles north of this intersection it intersects Indiana State Road 250 north of Moorefield, Indiana at Mount Pleasant. About 4.3 miles north of this intersection, after straddling the county line of Ripley and Switzerland counties for about a mile, the highway enters Ripley County.






Indiana State Road 129 in Ripley County
Ertle's Winery - Indiana State Road 129 - Batesville Indiana
Ertle's Winery - Indiana State Road 129 - Batesville Indiana
Indiana State Road 129 in Ripley County
Indiana State Road 129 enters Ripley County from the south about one half mile from its intersection with Indiana State Road 62, 1.4 miles south of Cross Plains, Indiana. On it's route north it passes through Olean, Versailles, Delaware, and Batesville.
In addition to Indiana State Road 62, which follows it for 2.5 miles, Indiana State Road 129 intersects US 421, US 50, Indiana State Road 350 and Indiana State Road 46. It crosses the CSX rail line south of Delaware and the Central Railroad of Indiana east of Batesville. Interstate 74 may be accessed by driving west on Indiana State Road 46 to Indiana State Road 229.

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Fort Vallonia Museum

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Fort Vallonia Museum
4075 S State Road 135
Vallonia, IN (812) 358-3137



The Fort Vallonia Museum is filled with artifacts and history of Vallonia and the surrounding area. Learn more about Vallonia's heritage and how the town has progressed through the years. Although it does not maintain normal operating hours, you may call the listed phone number to schedule any viewings, field trips, or general tours.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Laughery Creek




Laughery Creek at Friendship Indiana
Laughery Creek at Friendship Indiana
Laughery Creek
Laughery Creek is about ninety miles long, beginning in Ripley County. As it exits Ripley County, it forms the boundary of Ohio and Dearborn Counties. Laughery Creek receives its name from Revolutionary War Colonel Archibald Lochry, who died with many of his company along the banks of the creek on August 24, 1781. Laughery Creek drains the majority of Ripley County. Its source is southeast of Napoleon, in the northwest corner of the County, and exits the county near Friendship, in the southeast corner. The Laughery Creek valley serves as the basin for Versailles Lake in Versailles State Park. The Busching Covered Bridge spans Laughery Creek just south of the Park. It is still an active bridge.

A Visit to Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana
A Visit to Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Laughery Creek in Ripley County
 Laughery Creek passes close to the Ripley County Towns of Napoleon, Osgood, Versailles and Friendship. The majority of the Laughery Creek valley in Ripley County is heavily forested and provides excellent farmland on the flat bottomlands that border its banks. Its major tributary, Little Laughery, flows from Batesville, Indiana in the north. The junction of the two Laugheries is just southeast of Ballstown, Indiana on Indiana State Road 229. Other tributaries of Laughery Creek in Ripley County include Plum Creek and Ripley Creek.
Laughery Creek - Creekside Trail - Versailles State Park
Laughery Creek - Creekside Trail - Versailles State Park

Laughery Creek in Dearborn County
Length - About 25 miles
Laughery Creek enters Dearborn County from Ripley County about 1.75 miles southeast of Friendship, Indiana and exits into the Ohio River near Aurora, Indiana. Riverview Cemetery is on the east bank of Laughery Creek. It is the approximate scene of "Lochrey's Massacre." The cemetery is located on East Laughery Creek Road, just off Indiana State Road 56.
An historic bridge, a triple-intersection Pratt truss, also known as the Triple Whipple Bridge, crosses Laughery Creek near its junction with the Ohio River. The bridge was constructed in 1878. It was restored in 2008.
Scenic and Quiet Drive along Laughery
Interested visitors will find a nice creek side drive along Laughery Creek that begins at East Laughery Road. To take the drive, go west out of Aurora on Indiana State Road 56 about 2.3 miles from its intersection with US Route 50 in Aurora. Turn right on East Laughery Road. Riverview Cemetery, the site of Lochry's Massacre described below, is on the left as you turn.  Continue driving. You will be in a pretty, remote and wild area. The terrain is a mix of farmland and forest. This is a back road, but is paved.  You may exit the drive after driving about 5 miles to Laughery Creek Road’s intersection with Cole Road. Turn right. Drive about 2.3 miles to US Route 50. Turn right and drive about 2.7 miles to get back to Indiana State Road 56 in downtown Aurora. Total drive - Ten miles, about half an hour.
Continue the Laughery Creek Road Trip
If you wish to continue on, keep driving on Laughery Creek Road until it intersects Huesman Road. Laughery Creek Road ends at this point. Continue straight on Huesman. Do not turn right. Huesman intersects with Indiana State Road 262. A left turn will take you back to Indiana State Road 56 at Rising Sun. Turn left to return to Aurora, although Rising Sun offers its own attractions. If you wish to continue your trek along the beautiful Laughery Creek Valley, turn left on Hartford Pike Road just after SR 262 crosses Laughery Creek. Hartford Pike Road offers a scenic, quite drive, a lot of it along the creek, to Indiana State Road 56 just outside Aurora. Turn left to return to Aurora.
Archibald Lochry (April 15, 1733— August 24, 1781)
The son of Irish immigrants Jeremiah Loughery and Mary Murphy, Archibald was native to Octorarro Settlement, Ireland. The family migrated to York County, Pennsylvania sometime in the late 1730's. At maturity, Archibald became a powerful man, acquiring land and holding several political posts. He gained his first military experience during the latter stages of the French and Indian War when he enlisted on July 18, 1763.
Revolutionary War
In 1781, Lochry received an appointment to serve as colonel in the militia and given authority to recruit 200 men to launch attacks against the native tribes that were attacking the Pennsylvania frontier as part of the hostilities of the Revolutionary War. Since many were reluctant to leave their homes defenseless during a time of conflict, Lochry was only able to recruit 107 men. The company was ready to move by July 1781. Lochry had agreed to join an expedition led by General George Rogers Clark of Virginia on an expedition that was to move down the Ohio River and recruit men in Kentucky. From there they would either move against Fort Detroit or attack Delaware and Shawnee tribes deep in the heart of Indian country in current Indiana and Ohio. These tribes were harassing the Pennsylvania frontier.
The Campaign
Clark departed down the Ohio first from Wheeling. Initially, the two groups were to leave Wheeling together. However, Clark had a bad problem with desertion. His soldiers were reluctant to leave their homes for extended periods, leaving their families undefended, deserted in large numbers. This drove Clark to try to move further west faster than anticipated in the hopes of cutting down on desertions. Lochry arrived at Wheeling on August 8, only to find that Clark had already left. Lochry's men built boats and departed Wheeling after spending a few days building the boats they needed. While there, Lochry sent a canoe downstream with a message to Clark relating that they were low on supplies for both men, horses, and would follow Clark as soon as they could. This message did not reach General Clark. Forces led by George Girty and Chief Joseph Brandt intercepted the messages and began immediately to assemble a force to attack Lochry.
Lochry's Massacre
After departing Wheeling, Lochry kept his boats to the middle of the Ohio River to prevent attack from the shore. Girty and Brandt shadowed the force onshore as it made its way downriver. After several days of travel, Lochry had to go ashore to allow the horses to graze and obtain food for his men. They landed near the mouth of present day Laughery Creek. They killed a buffalo and prepared to cook it while the horses grazed. Meanwhile, danger gathered in the woodland surrounding them. The numbers Brandt and Girty had to attack are not certain, somewhere between 150 and 500 warriors attacked Lochry's force, catching them by surprise. In the short battle that followed, the natives forced Lochry to surrender. About thirty-seven died in the attack, including Lochry, who was reportedly tomahawked as he sat on a log after the surrender. The remainder of the prisoners were marched up trails by the Miami River. The natives ransomed some, killed some and adopted others. Only around twenty-five survived the attack.
Aftermath
Lochry Massacre Site - Riverview Cemetery - Aurora Indiana
Lochry Massacre Site - Riverview Cemetery - Aurora Indiana

Clark's proposed attack against Detroit died with Lochry's Massacre. Lacking the manpower to carry it out, he abandoned the plan. His capture of Vincennes in 1779 would not be repeated at Detroit.

A government clerk on the first documents misspelled the name ‘Laughery’, and the name has remained unchanged. Riverview Cemetery, the approximate location of the battle near Aurora, contains a monument to Lochry and his men, and a list of the soldiers who took part in the battle.

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