Lyles Station

Lyles Station (HMW7I)

Location: Princeton, IN 47670 Gibson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 22.18', W 87° 39.556'

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Settled in late 1840s by Joshua and Sanford Lyles, former slaves from Tennessee. African Methodist Episcopal Church (since 1860) and schools (1865-1958) played important roles in sustaining the community. On land donated by Joshua Lyles, railroad companies maintained a station circa 1870-1950s for passenger, freight, and mail service.

Side 'Two'

Named Lyles Station 1886. Community declined after widespread flooding in 1913. It remains probably most intact African-American settlement in the state; several present residents are descendants of original settlers. Lyles Consolidated School, built 1919, listed in National Register of Historic Places 1999; restoration began 2001.
HM NumberHMW7I
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number26.2002.1
Year Placed2002
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Lyles Station Historic Preservation Corporation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 442409 N 4247037
Decimal Degrees38.36966667, -87.65926667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 22.18', W 87° 39.556'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 22' 10.80" N, 87° 39' 33.36" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-698 Co Rd 500 W, Princeton IN 47670, US
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