Warrick County- Boonville (1906-)

November brought some great anniversaries our way. First off, I turned twenty-nine and entered my third decade on this planet on the seventh. Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to Courthousery, too- we’re kicking off our third year talking about Indiana’s old courthouses. Finally, Thanksgiving Day will mark two years since I visited my ninety-second […]

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Perry County- Cannelton (1897-1994)

We’re back in Perry County this week, but fifteen miles west of Rome in Cannelton. Interesting name, Cannelton, but it was called that after the American Cannel Coal Company who operated a railroad in the area. Cannelton was a relative latecomer to the Perry County scene, as it was platted in 1841 and actually established […]

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Perry County- Rome (1818-1859)

Historians have examined the cities of Rome and Troy for years, trying to ascertain whether one was founded by descendants of the other’s ancient heroes or whether the legendary story is, well, hokum. But rest assured- through my diligent research, I’ve finally cracked the case. Though the two cities were founded at different times by […]

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