Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sellersburg, Indiana

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South East Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums
 South East Edition
Sellersburg, Indiana
County - Clark
Township Silver Creek
Area - 3.97 sq mi (10.28 km2)
Elevation - 486 ft
Population (2010) - 6,128
ZIP code - 47172
Area code(s) - 812 and 930
Located on US Route 31 and Interstate 64 just north of its intersection of Interstate 265, Sellersburg has access to I-64 at Exits 7 and 9 and I-265 at Exit 4 via Charlestown Road.
History
Laid out by Moses Sellers as Sellersburgh in 1846, however the name became Sellersburg over time. One of the many "railroad towns" that sprang up along rail lines in the middle of the Nineteenth Century, Sellersburg was platted on the route of the Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis Railroad, which passed on the east side of the town. In addition to platting the town, Sellers also ran the first general store in the village. The building still exists on the north side of New Albany Street.
Moses Wilkerson Sellers (August 22, 1796 - Died June 1, 1868)
The son of Robert Sellers and Sarah Sellers, Moses was native to Burke, North Carolina. The family moved to Kentucky around 1800, and then migrated into the Indiana Territory around 1810. Sellers acquired the land that became Sellersburg, which he platted in 1846. He and Margaret Littell married and would have four children. Moses kept the first store in town and served as the first postmaster when the post office was established in 1854.
Moses and his wife are interred in the Sellersburg cemetery.
Highways
I-64
I-265
US 31
Indiana State Road 60
Wilkerson Park and Mosley Park in Sellersburg, Speed Park and Silver Creek Township Park
For more information about dining, lodging and shopping in Sellersburg, contact:
Town of Sellersburg                
316 E Utica St
Sellersburg, IN 47172
(812) 246-3821

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