Friday, September 30, 2011

Palace Theater of Brown County

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Palace Theatre of Brown County
227 S. Van Buren St.
Nashville, IN 47448
800-304-8588
812-988-2101

The Palace Theatre has a brand new sound system, new lighting, and a redesigned lobby with fresh, hot popcorn and vintage candy, all aimed at making your visit fun, friendly and comfortable!

Located in downtown Nashville, IN in Coachlight Square, the Palace Theatre is an easy walk from anywhere in town.

FREE PARKING is available just east of the Holy Cow Steakhouse for all theatre patrons.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Melchior Marionette Theater

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Melchior Marionette Theater
West side of South Van Buren
Nashville IN 47448
800.849.4853

The Melchior Marionette Theatre is a 60-seat outdoor theatre which is nestled downtown in the charming village of Nashville, Brown County, Indiana.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chateau Thomas Wine Bar & Gift Shoppe

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Chateau Thomas Wine Bar & Gift Shoppe
225 South Van Buren St # 3
Nashville IN 47448-7038
(812) 988-8500

The tranquil patio at the Chateau Thomas Wine Bar & Gift Shoppe, with its view of Coachlight Square and outdoor fireplace, makes Chateau Thomas a year-round attraction. Enjoy what Indiana, Nashville, and Chateau Thomas are famous for – hospitality and fine wines.


All of Chateau Thomas Winery international award-winning wines made in Plainfield are available at the Nashville Wine Bar & Gift Shoppe to taste and purchase. So, relax, swirl and sip as you take in the beauty of Brown County. Gourmet cheeses and other foods are also available for your pleasure.


Chateau Thomas Wine Bar & Gift Shoppe offers a selection of wine accessories and unique gift items that won't be found at any of the local specialty shops. The Nashville Wine Bar & Gift Shoppe features free live music in a variety of styles every Friday & Saturday night from 7-10 PM.


Located in Coachlight Square on the south end of the shopping district, you won't find a better spot on the planet.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Osgood - Napoleon, Ripley County Driving Tour

Osgood - Napoleon Driving Tour
 Osgood Community Center.


Start at the Osgood Community Center. Set trip odometer to 0.0. Proceed east to the intersection of US 421/Buckeye Street and Ripley Street. Turn left.

Go north, cross railroad tracks. At about .25 miles turn left (west) onto Fairground Road just past the Grub Company. - MM .3
On Fairground Road just outside of town you will pass the Ripley County Fairgrounds. There is a small park with picnic area and playgrounds here.


Ripley County Fairgrounds
Ripley County Fairgrounds

After driving about 2.55 miles from US 421, you will intersect Michigan Road. Turn right on Michigan Road. MM 3.0
At about 3.5 miles turn left on County Road 750 N. MM 6.6
At about 3.21 miles run into "T" at Counry Road 750W, turn right. MM 9.8.
At about .63 miles run into "T" at Brownstown Road. Turn right MM 10.5
At about 2.5 miles run into "T" at Millhousen Road, Turn right. MM 13.0
At about 1 mile run into US 421. Ahead you will see two markers. Tour stop 6 on the Ripley County Underground railroad tour is located on that spot, also.

Bonapart's Retreat
 Bonapart's Retreat

Turn right. MM 14.1.
On the right is Bonapart's Retreat. It was known in the early 1800's as the Railroad Inn, an obvious reference to it's illegal activity as there was no railroad in Napoleon. This old building was a part of the Underground Railroad. The cellar had hidden rooms and was connected to a house on the corner of Wilson Street and US 421 (Michigan Road in those times) by a tunnel running under the road. The old house is still standing and has been restored. Note - It is a private home, not open to the public.

Turn left onto Indiana State Road 229. MM 14.2
At about 2.25 miles turn right onto Finks Road. MM 16.4.
At about 3.9 miles intersect Indiana State Road 350. Across the road you will see this Bonapart's Retreat.

Vines Station - Near Laughery Switch
Vines Station - Near Laughery Switch


Turn left MM 20.4.
At about .75 miles turn right onto County Road 25 E. MM 21.0 This is the approximate location of one of the points on the Morgan's Raiders tour. Just about one quarter mile further east on State Road 350 is where the little town called Laughery Switch was located. Morgan stopped here and after a very brief encounter with local militia, made some of the local men push some of the railroad cars off the tracks and into a ravine. There was also an attempt to destroy the railroad tracks. Morgan moved on after the episode. There is a small pull off at the spot just before the bridge, but no marker. This is a dangerous spot to pull over, as the highway is busy and there is no safe way to turn around and continue the tour.

Continue on south on County Road 25E. At about .71 miles cross the wooden railroad bridge
Another .4 miles turn right onto Fairground Road. MM 22.7
John Harrison Craven House on left at MM 24.5. The house is on Harlen Street and it is a private residence not open to the public.

Fugitive Slave Road
Fugitive Slave Road


Fugitive Road MM 24.7, just before railroad bridge. This lane is all that is left of the original road that fugitive slaves used along the Underground Railroad as the fled slavery. There is a marker on the other side of the bridge.

You will intersect Beech Street/State Road 350. Turn left. MM 24.9

Next you will intersect US Route 421/Buckeye Street. Turn left. MM 25

On Buckeye you will pass the Damm Theater on the right.

Damm Theater
Damm Theater 


At MM 29.2 turn right onto Ripley Street. It is the brick street.
Pull up in front of the Community Center. Tour finished. MM 25.3

Osgood Park
Osgood Park
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Brown County Playhouse

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Brown County Playhouse
70 South Van Buren Street
Nashville, Indiana 47448
812.988.4882

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Bill Monroe's Music Park & Bluegrass Hall of Fame

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Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Bluegrass Hall of Fame
5163 SR 135 N.
Morgantown, IN 46160
800.414.4677
812.988.6422

Physical Location:
5163 SR 135 N, Bean Blossom, Indiana

Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Bluegrass Hall of Fame is one of S. Indiana's largest campgrounds!

Home of the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival - the oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival in the world!

Host of 7 Music Festivals in 2010

Home of the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum

Centrally located in Brown County, IN

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Bean Blossom

Bean Blossom


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Friday, September 23, 2011

Indiana State Road 45


Indiana State Road 45
Indiana State Road 45 begins at an intersection with Indiana State Road 121 west of Rockport, Indiana in Spencer, County. It crosses Spencer, Warrick, Dubios, Martin, Daviess, Green, Monroe, and Brown Counties, ending at an intersection with Indiana State Road 135.

Indiana State Road 45 in Monroe County
Length - Aproximately 22.1 miles.
Indiana State Road 45 enters Monroe County from Green County about 5.9 miles from its intersection Indiana State Road 54. It intersects Indiana State Road 37 7.7 miles east of the county line. It follows Indiana State Road 37 for 3.7 miles when it intersects Indiana State Road 46 which it follows for about 3.2 miles. Indiana State Road 45 branches off towards the east at this point. 10.3 miles east it exits Monroe County and enters Brown County.


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Indiana State Road 45 in Brown County
Length - Aproximately 8.6 miles.
Indiana State Road 45 enters Brown County about 10 miles northeast of its intersection with Indiana State Road 46 in Monroe County in Bloomington. It intersects the Indiana Railroad Company about 3.9 miles from the county line and again about 2.5 miles further east. Indiana State Road 45 ends at an intersection with Indiana State Road 135 about 1.8 miles after the intersection with the railroad.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Visiting Nashville, Indiana

Visiting Nashville, Indiana 

Nashville, Indiana
County - Brown
Area Total - 1.0 sq mi
Elevation - 594 ft
Population (2010) - 803
Time zone - Eastern
ZIP code - 47448
Area code(s) - 812
Little Nashville, Indiana
Little Nashville, Indiana

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Visiting Nashville, Indiana 
Little Nashville Indiana is located in the scenic hills of south central Indiana at the intersection of Indiana State Roads 46 and 135. It is about a mile west of Brown County State Park. Nashville is the county seat of Brown County.
While not a large town, Little Nashville is chuck full of shops, restaurants and coffee houses making it a delightful place to visit. Most of the buildings are patterned after early American architecture.
Shops
Most visitors come to Nashville to visit the small retail shops that dot the streets. These small stores offer a plethora of merchandise not found in the big box stores. Some of the offerings are locally made handcrafted merchandise. A local winery maintains a shop in the village, as well as numerous antique and art galleries, candle and gift stores. To find them all, you must peruse every little alleyway and street, as the stores are tucked in every conceivable corner. Resembling Gatlinburg, Tennessee, only smaller, Nashville maintains its own charm with an eclectic mix of art, antique and handicraft shops.
Restaurants
Diners in Nashville will find mostly small, locally owned establishments, which offer excellent food and atmosphere. Several bed and breakfasts in the village also have restaurants on the premises. Numerous coffee shops provide an opportunity for visitors to sip gourmet coffees and lattes.
Music and Theatre
Two theatres in Nashville, the Brown County Playhouse and the Melchior Marionette Theatre, provide venues for visitors to experience live, performance art in Nashville. The Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Jamboree has live music and those wanting to shake a leg can do so at the Dance with Billy at the Dance Barn Monday Nights west of Nashville.
Art
Several artists, sculptors and other artisans maintain galleries in Nashville. The Brown County Art Guild displays works from fifty area artists. The nearby art studio of the late T. C. Steele provides a chance to look at the art and lifestyle of one of Indiana's leading artist. Steele laid the groundwork for today’s arts community in the town.
Antiques 
Shoppers will find an abundance of antique shops, flea markets and collectables stores while wandering Nashville's streets. Stores in nearby Bean Blossom and Gnaw Bone provide additional shopping opportunities.
Brown County Historical Museum Pioneer Village
Brown County Historical Museum consists of a two-story 1879 log jail, used until 1919. Visitors will also enjoy a two-story dogtrot log building, once used as a community building. It houses exhibits of Brown County schools and churches. Other displays include military items and a special exhibit of Cracker Jack memorabilia created by local artist Carey Cloud; an authentically restored log cabin with exhibits typical of the pioneer period; a working blacksmith shop circa 1850; an 1898 doctor’s office used by Dr. Alfred J. Ralphy for nearly 50 years in Bellsville, in the southeastern part of the county. The newest addition to the Brown County Historical Museum Pioneer Village is a Woodworking Shop authentic to the 1850 period with the old tools and a shaving bench.
Brown County State Park
Visitors can explore the Brown County hills close up while hiking, camping or picnicking at nearby Brown County State Park. The Knobs terrain of southern Indiana provide almost Appalachian style vistas from several overlooks in the park. Known as the "Little Smokies," no visit to Nashville is complete without a tour through Brown County State Park.
Lodging
Accommodations in Brown County range from camping at the state park to cabins, nifty cottages and comfortable bed and breakfasts.
Autumn in Brown County
Autumn in Brown County allows visitors to see the stunning fall foliage in Brown County. Visits in the fall can be busy, so make sure you make your reservations well ahead of time.
Nashville is one of Indiana's well-known gems. A road trip to Nashville will provide memories that will last a lifetime.

Brown County Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 840 10 North Van Buren St.
Nashville, IN 47448


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Monday, September 19, 2011

Brown County

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Brown County
Founded -1836
Named for - Jacob Brown
Seat -Nashville
Largest city - Nashville
Area
Total - 316.62 sq mi
Land - 312.26 sq mi
Water - 4.36 sq mi
Population - (2010) - 15,242
Congressional district - 9th
Time zone - Eastern

Adjacent counties - Johnson County (northeast), Bartholomew County (east), Jackson County (south), Monroe County (west), Morgan County (northwest).

Cities - Nashville

Major highways, Indiana State Road 45, Indiana State Road 46, Indiana State Road 135.




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Friday, September 16, 2011

McCullough's Run Park

McCullough's Run Park
Regency Drive
Columbus, Indiana

Directions - turn south of of 25th Street on Tally Drive. Turn right on Regency Drive, the park will be on the left.

The park runs along Clifty Creek.


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall Fork of Clifty Creek


Fall Fork of Clifty Creek
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The Fall Fork of Clifty Creek rises in Decatur County just west of Greensburg east of County Road 350 W and Indiana State Road 46 and south of Base Road. It flows through Decatur County and into Bartholomew, finally entering Clifty Creek southwest of Hartsville.


Fall Fork of Clifty Creek in Bartholomew County
Length - About 3 miles
It flows into Bartholomew County from Decatur County between County Road 200 N and County Road 300 N after crossing County Road 1200 E. It crosses County Road 200 N twice before flowing northwest to its junction with Clifty Creek southwest of Hartsville and a little north of Indiana State Road 46. An interesting feature of the Fall Fork of Clifty Creek is a large waterfall called Anderson Falls.
There are two whitewater rafting trails on this creek. The put in for the first is at the western crossing of County Road 200 N. The take out spot is just above Anderson Falls. This is a 1.3 mile difficult run.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Clifty Creek


Clifty Creek
Length - Approximately -
Clifty Creek rises in Rush County about three miles north of Richland between County Roads 600 S and 450 S near East Fry Road. It crosses Rush, Decatur, and Bartholomew Counties before emptying into the East Fork of the White River south of Columbus.


Clifty Creek in Bartholomew County
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Length - Approximately 17 miles
Clifty Creek enters Bartholomew County southwest of Burney, Indiana as it crosses County Road 200 S in Decatur County which becomes County Road 700 N in Bartholemew County. Clifty Creek flows south to Hartsville, where it parallels Indiana State Road 46 for several miles. After intersecting Indiana State Road 9, it crosses 25th Street in Columbus and continues to flow west to Parks include McCullough's Run Park., where it turns southwest. It crosses US Route 31 just north of County Road 50 N. It flows past Clifty Creek Park. It then intersects Indiana State Road 46 and continues on southwest, finally emptying into the East Fork of the White River southwest of County Road 300 S.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Versailles/Holton/Friendship Driving Tour

Versailles/Holton/Friendship Driving Tour
Ripley County Court House
Ripley County Court House


Begin at the Ripley County Court House across the street from the Ripley County Historical Society and set your trip odometer at 0.
Drive towards First North Street, turn right. The street enters Cliff Hill Cemetery after passing the County Jail.

Cliff Hill Cemetery
Cliff Hill Cemetery


This is the site of Gordon’s Leap. There is a marker as you pass through the stone arch on the asphalt drive. Turn left onto the gravel drive. If you walk towards the fence you will see what Glass jumped off of. Also a great view of Versailles Lake and Versailles State Park below.
Continue around, you will exit on 2nd North Street
Continue on, crossing Monroe Street, Main Street. The next street is Washington Street. Turn Left.
You will cross First North Street, Tyson and Water. The next street is Perry. Turn left.
Perry Street becomes County Road 25 South.

Bushing Covered Bridge
Bushing Covered Bridge


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This road crosses the Bushing Covered Bridge at Mile Marker (MM) 1.8. When you exit the bridge, Versailles State Park is on your left.

Turn right as you exit the bridge.

You will come to US Route 50. Turn left, and then a quick right onto Cave Hill Road.
Cave Hill Road will make a sharp right hand turn and a sharp left hand turn. On this section of Cave Hill Road you are driving through Versailles State Park on both sides of the road until you turn east at the second elbow. About two miles from US Route 50 Cave Hill Road turns left and County Road 200 S goes straight. Stay on Cave Hill Road.
Continue south on Cave Hill Road. Please note that this is a narrow, winding county road. It is paved. If there have been heavy rains, the road may be flooded in portions as it follows very close to Laughery Creek. It is a very pretty drive through the hills and hollows of the Laughery Valley, so it is worth the trip.

At MM 8.5 Cave Hill turns right. You will want to cross the one lane concrete bridge.
Cave Hill Road ends at Indiana State Road 62 just west of Friendship, Indiana. MM 13.7

Turn left on State Road 62 and drive through Friendship.

Friendship, Indiana
Friendship, Indiana


Main Street/Indiana State Road 62 intersects Lincoln Street at a “T”. To continue tour, turn right.
*Note – The national headquarters of the National Muzzle Loaders Association is to the right and is visible from SR 62.
From Lincoln Street turn left on Hamlin Street.
From Hamlin Street turn right on Main Street and continue west on Main Street/Indiana State Road 62.
You will next intersect Indiana State Road 129. MM 17.5 To return to Versailles turn right. To continue the tour, continue straight on County Road 800S, which is straight ahead. Indiana State Road 62 turns left. You want to go straight.
County Road 800 S is pretty straight, but it passes through hilly terrain.
Intersect US Route 421. MM 24.1. If you wish to return to Versailles, turn right. To continue the tour turn left.
Continue on US Route 421 until you reach Michigan Road. MM 26.7 Turn Right.

There is an informational area here on the left pertaining to Morgan's Raid in Indiana and also Big Oak Nature Preserve.

Morgan's Raid in Ripley County, Indiana
Morgan's Raid in Ripley County, Indiana

Continue north on Michigan Road. This is one of the oldest highways in Indiana, built in the early 1800's to connect Madison, Indiana with Michigan City. US Route 421 follows some of the route of this early highway, but this section along Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge follows the original route of this early, historic road.

Historical Marker Circuit Court MM 32.6.
Intersect US Route 50. MM 37.3 If you wish to return to Versailles, turn right. To continue the tour, turn left.
US 50 makes a slight bend at the intersection with Versailles Street in Holton, Indiana. MM 38.8. Turn right onto Versailles Street.

Holton Historical Marker MM 39.3 at the railroad tracks.

Holton, Indiana Historical Marker
Holton, Indiana Historical Marker


Turn right on Derrick Street MM 39.8 This road becomes 700 W.

700 W passes the Otter Creek Covered Bridge. MM 41.1

Otter Creek Covered Bridge
Otter Creek Covered Bridge


There is also a marker here for the Underground Railroad, Flat Rock Route, stop 2. This bridge and road was the road fugitive slaves traveled along this route aided by Ripley County residents as they fled slavery.
Intersect Hopewell Road at a "T". MM 43.7 Turn right at the "T".
This road is pretty straight, but narrow.
MM 46.4 Dabney Railroad crossing. Bear right, cross the tracks and Hopewell Road continues past the intersection with Michigan Road. Continue straight on Hopewell Road.
Intersect US Route 421. MM 50.7 Turn right.
*Note – one of the last remaining operating drive in theaters in Indiana is about one quarter mile to the left on US 421.
Intersect US Route 50. MM 51.
Intersection Adams Street at stop light. McDonalds on right. Turn left on Adams. MM 52.2.
Intersect Tyson Street. MM 52.3 Turn right.
Morgan’s Raid Tour Stop on right. MM 52.4
Turn left on Main. Tour end at Court House. MM 52.4
The Ripley County Veterans Memorial is located across the court house square.

Ripley County Veterans Memorial
Ripley County Veterans Memorial



Whitewater River - Indiana

Whitewater River - Indiana
Whitewater River - Indiana



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Whitewater River
Length in Indiana - About seventeen miles
The Whitewater River is formed from the union of the East and West Forks of the Whitewater River in Franklin County a little south of Brookville, Indiana. The West Fork rises in Randolph County, the East in Wayne County. The Whitewater River crosses Franklin and Dearborn Counties before exiting the State of Indiana and entering Ohio. The river valley's watershed is steep, creating the swiftest river in Indiana as it drops an average of six feet per mile. The swift water affords some excellent canoeing opportunities along most of its length.

Whitewater River in Dearborn County
 Length - About 7.71 miles
The Whitewater River enters Dearborn County about 9.75 miles southeast of the junction of the East and West Forks in Franklin Counties. About three miles southeast of the county line, it passes under Interstate 74 and Indiana State Road 46. The Whitewater River passes out of Dearborn County and into Ohio about 4.55 miles east of this intersection.
Canoe Trip
There is one canoe trip in Dearborn County on this stretch of the Whitewater River. It begins in Franklin, County near Laurel at Whitewater Canal Feeder Dam at Laurel. This park is located on Dam Road on the east side of the Whitewater River. To get to Dam Road from Indiana State Road 121, go east on Pearl Street. You will cross the Whitewater River. Dam Road is the first road to the right after you cross the river. There is a small park on the right side of the road about one mile from the intersection. The take out point is a bridge that crosses the Whitewater River on the Indiana State Line near the intersection of State Street, Campbell Road and Jameson Road in West Harrison, Indiana. This is a 26 mile, nine hour canoe trip and is very popular in the summer months so the river may be crowded. There are canoe liveries in the area that rent canoes over this stretch of water.
 River Information
The Indiana Department of Natural Recourses has compiled a plethora of information about canoeing opportunities along the Whitewater River. To see this information about the Whitewater River, click the link.

Attractions along the Whitewater include:






Monday, September 12, 2011

Indiana State Parks

Indiana State Parks

Indiana has an interesting diversity of State Parks. Everything from a functioning pioneer village to sand dunes to Abraham Lincoln is represented. Add to this fossil beds, waterfalls, and Indian Mounds and you have some wonderful experiences outdoor experiences available through the Indiana State Park System.

In the northwest portion of the state you will find Indiana Dunes State Park. This Park preserves the unique sand dune system of the Great Lakes with three miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. In the opposite northeast section near Angola is found Pokagon State Park. This Park features a winter toboggan run of one fourth mile. It also has a saddle barn, beach and sand volley ball court.

In the central west Turkey Run State Park is bisected by Sugar Creek. This creek is a popular canoeing stream as well as having some excellent fishing. This is one of Indiana’s prettiest State Parks, as the canyon around Sugar Creek is rocky and rugged. Smack dab in the center of the state, within the city limits of Indianapolis is found Fort Harrison State Park. This State Park features a first class golf course, inn and great hiking trails. Numerous walking and jogging trails, two national historic districts and cross country skiing top off this unique urban State Park.

Down south is the largest collection of State Parks. Lincoln State Park contains the boyhood home of our sixteenth President, Abraham Lincoln. Spring Mill is a beautiful State Park which has its main attraction a functioning gristmill and Pioneer village. Clifty Falls State Park has some wonderful hiking trails.

And this is only scratching the surface. There are many more Indiana State Parks worthy of exploring.

Brown County State Park
Chain of Lakes State Park Charlestown State Park
Clifty Falls State Park
O'Bannon Woods State Park
Falls of the Ohio State Park
Spring Mill State Park
Versailles State Park
Monroe Lake State Park

Indiana State Forests

Clark State Forest
Ferdinand State Forest
Hoosier National Forest
Martin State Forest
McCormick's Creek State Park

Indiana State Recreation Areas

Allens Creek State Recreational Area
Cutright State Recreation Area
Crooked Creek State Recreational Area
Deam Lake State Recreation Area
Fairfax State Recreational Area
Hardin Ridge State Recreational Area
Hardy Lake and Campgrounds
Moore’s Creek State Recreation Area
Paynetown State Recreational Area
Pine Grove State Recreation Area

Indiana State Fishing Areas

Williams Dam Public Fishing Area
Hindostan Falls Public Fishing Area
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East Fork of the White River

East Fork of the White River

The East Fork of the White River begins in Columbus, Indiana and meanders 200 miles before joining the West Fork of the White near
Petersburg to complete the remaining 50 miles to the Wabash River. On its way to its union with the West Fork it crosses Bartholomew, Jackson, Washington, Lawrence, Martin, Dubois, Davies and Pike, where it meets the West Fork.

East Fork of the White River in Dubois County
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The East Fork of the White River forms the northern boundary between Dubois County and the southern boundaries of Martin and Daviess Counties across the river from Dubois.

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East Fork of the White River in Dubois County
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The East Fork of the White River forms the northern boundary between Dubois County and the southern boundaries of Martin and Daviess Counties across the river from Dubois.

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East Fork of the White River in Bartholomew County
Length - About 11 miles.
The East Fork of the White River begins with the union of the Flatrock and Driftwood Rivers just west of Columbus, Indiana. It joins Sand Creek at the border of Jackson and Bartholomew Counties about 11 miles south, then enters Jackson County.



There is one canoe trip of approximately 22 miles which includes portions of Bartholomew and Jackson Counties. A state maintained put in spot is located on Lindsay Street in Columbus with a parking lot large enough for about ten cars. The take out spot is one half mile west of Rockford, Indiana on County Road 725 N/East Reddington Street at a state maintained ramp with a parking lot. This is about a half mile west of Indiana State Road 11. Rockford is just north of Seymour, Indiana in Jackson County.

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East Fork of the White River in Lawrence County
Length - Approxomately 25 miles

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The East Fork of the White River enters Lawrence County at the county line between Washington County and Lawrence County it forms the county line between Lawrence and Jackson County for about four miles. There is a state owned boat ramp about a half mile east of Lawrenceport on the Lawrenceport Road. To get to this ramp from Bedford take the Tunnelton Road south from US 50. The intersection for this road is about 3.2 miles east of the US 50/Indiana State Road 37 intersection. Going east turn right on the Tunnelton Road at the Otis Park Golf Park. Follow Tunnelton Road south for about 12 miles through Tunnelton. Cross the White River and turn right on the Lawrence/Tunnelton Road. Stay on this road, it will evenutally turn into Lawrenceport Road. The take out point is on the right (north) side of the road about .5 miles east of Lawrenceport.

There is a canoe trip which is about 12.5 miles long and will take about five hours. Put the canoe in at the Lawrenceport access point. The take out point is at the Indiana State Road 37/US Route 50 bridge southwest of Bedford.



Another canoe trip which is approximately the same length is to put the canoe in at the Indiana State Road 37/US Route 50 ramp and float west to the take out point at Williams Dam Public Fishing Area. To get to the take out point from the put in point by car take Indiana State Road 450 (Williams Road) , which is about .2 miles east of the Indiana State Road 37/US Route 50/Indiana State Road 158 intersection. Take Indiana State Road 158 West to Indiana State Road 450 (Williams Road) (.2 miles). It will be about 9.1 miles to the Williams Dam Public Fishing Area. About two miles to the west of the fishing area the Williams Covered Bridge crosses the White River.

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East Fork of the White River in Martin County
Length - Approx. 35 miles

The East Fork of the White River enters Martin County from the west from its intersection with US 231/Indiana State Road 45 on the southwest corner of the county. For about one mile the East Fork of the White River forms the county line with Dubois County. About a mile after it leaves the county line the Lost River flows in about a mile south of Abel Hill Road from Orange County from the east. The East Fork of the White River flows past Abel Hill Road for perhaps a half mile before meandering first northwest, then mostly north. No roads border it until it reaches Hindustan Falls southwest of Shoals. The river takes a westward tack, then bends towards the north, then east finally flowing through Shoals. Few roads border it along this stretch until it reaches Shoals. North of Shoals West River Road follows it for a ways before veering away. In the east side East River Road follows it for a while. East Fork of the White River doesn't flow through any more towns in Martin County. On the east side Old South Cabin Lane and Williams Road follow it for a time. On the west, later north, side Indiana State Road 450 follows it for a while. It exits Martin County, entering Lawrence County, returns briefly to Martin County and finally leaving for good about a mile south fo Indiana State Road 450.

The river is a wonderful place to canoe and fish during the summer. there are two canoe routes, both having terminus' at Hindostan Falls. For most of its journey through Martin County the East Fork of the White River flows through forest or agricultural land.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Flatrock River


Flatrock River

The Flatrock River rises near Mooreland in northeastern Henry County and flows generally southwestwardly through Rush, Decatur, Shelby and Bartholomew counties, past the communities of Lewisville, Rushville and St. Paul. It joins the Driftwood River at Columbus to form the East Fork of the White River. There is a 23 mile section which is recommended for canoeing. The put in spot is about two miles north of Norristown, Indiana in Shelby County at the Indiana State Highway Bridge. The moderatly difficult trip will take approximately 9 hours and ends at the state recommended take out point near the US Route 31 bridge near Columbus.

The Flatrock historically had over 30 gristmills along its length. Only one remains, but the dams of several of the others are still in existence. There are several covered bridges along the length of the River.

In Decatur County it collects the Little Flatrock River, which rises in Rush County and flows southwestwardly 23.4 miles, past Milroy.

Flatrock River in Bartholomew County
Length - 12.3 miles
The Flatrock River flows into Bartholomew about 7.4 miles from its intersection with Indiana State Road 9 in Shelby County. From the county line the Flatrock River flows approximately 12.3 miles to its juction with the Driftwood River just west of Columbus. The two rivers form the East Fork of the Whitewater River at this point. Flat Rock Park, north of Columbus, Indiana, lies on the east shore of the Flatrock River.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Indiana State Road 7


Indiana State Road 7

Indiana State Road 7 begins at an intersection with Indiana State Road 56 on the northwest side of Madison, Indiana in Jefferson County. It ends at an intersection with Indiana State Road 46 on the southeast side of Columbus, Indiana in Bartholomew County. It crosses Jefferson, Jennings, and Bartholomew Counties.

Indiana State Road 7 In Jefferson County, Indiana
Length in Jefferson County - Approximately 15 miles



Indiana State Road 7 begins near downtown Madison at an intersection with Indiana State Road 56. In Madison Indiana State Road 7 is Lanier Drive. About 3.1 miles from its inception Indiana State Road 7 intersects Indiana State Road 62. About 11.2 miles northwest of this intersection Indiana State Road 7 passes into Jennings County after passing through Dupont, Indiana.


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Indiana State Road 7 In Jennings County, Indiana
Length in Jennings County - Approximately 20.7 miles

Indiana State Road 7 enters Jennings County from Jefferson County approximately 8.3 miles from its intersection with Indiana State Road 250 in Jefferson County. It intersects Indiana State Road 3 about 6.8 miles from the county line, just south of Vernon, Indiana and the two highways run in conjunction for about 3.2 miles. The highways intersect US Route 50 about 1.9 miles and part company about 1 mile north of that intersection. 10.9 miles northwest of this intersection Indiana State Road 7 exits Jennings County into Bartholomew County.

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Indiana State Road 58 in Bartholomew County.
Length - about 4.8 miles
Indiana State Road 7 enters Bartholomew County about twelve miles northwest of its intersection with US Route 50 at North Vernon in Jennings County. It ends about 4.82 miles northwest of this point at an intersection with Indiana State Road 46.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Versailles State Park Swimming Pool

Versailles State Park Swimming Pool
1387 E US Highway 50
Versailles, IN 47042-8321
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Swimming
$2.00 daily pool admission per person. $35.00 Swimming Permit good for 25 daily pool admissions. Swimming at beaches is free. $.25 Lockers (where available).
Lifeguards are on duty at all swimming pools.
NOTE: Depending on lifeguard availability, many swimming pools reduce hours of operation in the early and late parts of the season. Contact the property directly for specific hours of operation.
A Swim at Your Own Risk policy is in effect at all beaches except at Indiana Dunes State Park.
Swimming pools and the beaches may close toward the end of the summer season when lifeguards are unavailable.
Pool hours may vary by property. For any up-to-the minute changes, contact the property you plan to visit. Property phone numbers can be found in the Indiana Recreation Guide.
For pool operations, all infants, toddlers or small children who are not "potty trained" shall be required to wear an elasticized swim diaper before entering the pool area.
Fecal incidents may result in closure of the pool. These closures can last from several hours to 24 hours.
For children age 12 and under to enter a beach or pool area they must be supervised by someone age 16 or older.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Versailles, Indiana Auto Mechanics

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Versailles Service Center
331 Gaslight Drive
Versailles, IN 47042-7322
(812) 689-6369

Versailles Towing & Storage
1163 S State Road 129
Versailles, IN 47042-9104
(812) 689-6600

N A P A Auto Parts
707 W US Highway 50
Versailles, IN 47042-8342
(812) 689-5161

Ripley County Tire
904 W Us Highway 50
Versailles, IN 47042-9198
(812) 689-5533

Rayburn Service Center
600 S Main Street
Versailles, IN 47042-9423
(812) 689-7477

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Driftwood River - Columbus, Indiana

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South Central Edition
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Driftwood River
Length - About 15 miles
The Driftwood River flows from the confluence of the Big Blue River and Sugar Creek near Edinburg in Johnson County, to join with the Flatrock River to form the East Fork of the White River at Columbus, Indiana.

Anglers with an Indiana fishing license may fish in the river. Canoeing possibilities include an approximate five-hour, seventeen-mile, ride from the put in spot about a mile above the confluence of the Big Blue and the Driftwood Rivers. From Indiana State Road 252 and US Route 31 at Edinburgh, go west one-half mile on Camp Atterbury Road to the public fishing site. There is a launching ramp in the campground on the northeast corner of the bridge over Sugar Creek. When you approach Big Blue River and Sugar Creek confluence, take the east (left) channel.

Get out of the water at Millrace Park in Columbus, Indiana. To get from the Atterbury put-in to the Millrace Park put in, go to US Route31 South to Indiana State Road 11, just north of Columbus. Turn right (south) on Indiana State Road 11. Turn right at the first stoplight, where Indiana State Road 11 turns right, and go to the first street to your right. You are now in Millrace Park - the boat ramp is 500 yards ahead on the left. This can be a very dangerous river if one chooses to canoe during periods of heavy rain or watershed. The currents can be tricky.

The banks of Driftwood River for the most part are private property, so please respect the private property. Doctor and hospital facilities are available in Columbus