Hendricks County- Danville (1912-)

Though its 1824 founding predated the start of the TV show by a hundred and thirty-six years, Danville has a real affinity for the Andy Griffith Show. Well, mainly Mayberry, the site of Andy and Barney’s foibles on CBS. How do I know this? Well, there’s the Mayberry Cafe for starters, a local institution right […]

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Jefferson County- Madison (1855)

“Like a gentleman dressed for a dinner party, the county courthouse stands above the din of life at its feet. A county seat is not only a land of deeds and wills and court cases. It is also a land of pizza, beer and gasoline1” said John Dilts, lawyer and author of The Magnificent 92 Indiana […]

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Harrison County- Corydon (1816-1921)

I’m in the last week of what I hope will be my final semester at school, one that’s occurring at breakneck speed due to a series of compressed, eight-week courses. My rhetoric class has me writing a persuasive paper on -you guessed it- the importance of preserving old courthouses. While scouring various databases for sources, […]

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