Harrison County (Indiana) Fair

Harrison County (Indiana) Fair (HM66D)

Location: Corydon, IN 47112 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.424', W 86° 7.609'

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Oldest continuous County Fair existing in Indiana. First fair held Sept. 11 - 14, 1860. Citizens met jan. 1860, organized Harrison County Agricultural Society, adopted constitution which with amendments governs yet today. Ground purchased Mar. 1860 from Benj. Aydelott, half mile track constructed for pacing or trotting, racing against time. In 1904, mare Bertha W won race and dropped dead at grandstand, buried north center field. Near mouth of spring Edw. Smith, first Corydon white settler built log cabin. His daughter, Jennie rendered song "Corydon" for Gov. Wm. Henry Harrison who in turn named our town.
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HM NumberHM66D
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Year Placed1984
Placed ByFair Board Commemorating 125th Fair
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 3:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 576447 N 4229150
Decimal Degrees38.20706667, -86.12681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.424', W 86° 7.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 25.44" N, 86° 7' 36.54" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 341 S Capitol Ave, Corydon IN 47112, US
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